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    Delimitation: EC: Redelineation exercise to be gazetted soon

    EC: Redelineation exercise to be gazetted soon

    1. Attached for reference: Taklimat SPR

    TAKLIMAT URUSAN
    KAJIAN SEMULA PERSEMPADANAN BAHAGIAN-BAHAGIAN PILIHAN RAYA
    TAHUN 2014
    KEPADA PARTI-PARTI POLITIK DAN ORANG AWAM

    2. SPR 2003 Delimitation Report

    fmt November 3, 2014

    Exercise not intended to determine the victory of a party but to facilitate the voter.

    PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) is to go ahead with the long overdue redelineation of electoral boundaries, having deferred the scheduled exercise in 2011 after the last one was done in 2003.


    EC chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the EC was expected to gazette the notice for the redelineation exercise at the end of this year.


    He said the redelineation of electoral boundaries was a responsibility of the EC under the Federal Constitution to ensure that voters were served easily by their elected representatives.


    “A constituency with a large number of voters, more than 100,000, has to be divided into two, for example, so that there are reasonable numbers of voters in both,” he said.


    For example, he said, in Kuala Lumpur, the size of the constituencies, such as Batu and Segambut, was small, but the number of voters was large.


    Without a redelineation exercise, it would be
    difficult for the constituents to obtain good service from their elected representatives, he said.


    Abdul Aziz also said that a redelineation exercise was
    not intended to determine the victory of any party in the elections. The principle behind the EC exercise was to facilitate the voter.


    He said a redelineation exercise was undertaken at least once in eight years and that the last one was in 2003 while the next one should have been in 2011.


    “Then, the EC had to prepare for the 13th general election, and the redelineation exercise was deferred.


    The constituencies redelineated under the upcoming exercise would be used for the next general election, to be held in 2018 at the latest, he said.


    Abdul Aziz said the period of more than eight years from 2003 would have resulted in more voters and much development, such as new government buildings which could be used as polling centres, and more new roads that would facilitate voters getting to polling centres faster and easily.


    “Currently, there are parliamentary constituencies with two district offices and two local councils. This will make things difficult for the elected representative, besides posing a problem for coordination during the registration of voters and polling,” he said.


    He also said that the EC would try to bring the polling centre as close to a voter as possible under the redelineation exercise.


    It would also ensure that in every constituency there were
    administrative facilities such as a district office, local council, district council, municipal council or city hall.


    “As far as possible, the number of voters should be about the same. However, the EC cannot do much to have a similar number of voters in an urban and rural constituency.


    “The density of population in an urban constituency is high; in a rural constituency, it is low,” he said.


    Elaborating on the steps the EC would have to take in relation to a redelineation exercise, Abdul Aziz said that prior to gazetting the notice, the EC would have to inform Dewan Rakyat Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia and Prime Minister Najib Razak, as the head of government, as the regulation stipulated.


    “After the announcement, the notice will be displayed for a month for proposals and objections from the state governments, local authorities and groups of registered voters of at least 100 people in the constituencies.”


    Abdul Aziz said the final report on the recommendations for redelineation of the electoral boundaries would have to be submitted to the prime minister within two years of the announcement of the notice, for tabling in the Dewan Rakyat to obtain approval, in accordance with section 8 of the Thirteenth Schedule of the Federal Constitution.


    The report approved by the Dewan Rakyat would be presented to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for endorsement prior to gazetting and application, he said.


    – BERNAMA
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    S’gor Umno say redelineation ‘long overdue’



    November 2, 2014

    Mohd Haniff Koslan says EC should work on redelineation exercise of electoral boundaries.

    KUALA LUMPUR: A Selangor Umno divisional leader feels that the Election Commission (EC) should carry out what he said was a long overdue redelineation of electoral boundaries.


    Pandan Umno Division chief Mohd Haniff Koslan said several parliamentary constituencies in Selangor had more than 100,000 voters.


    “The number of voters is rising. It is not good for a parliamentary constituency to have hundreds of thousands of voters. We can divide these constituencies into two or three. There are also constituencies which have less than 30,000 voters.


    “If the number of voters is too large, it will pose a burden for the elected representative in discharging his duties well,” he told Bernama.


    The last redelineation exercise was carried out in 2003 and the next should have been undertaken in 2011 but was deferred in view of the 13th general election, which was held last year.


    The parliamentary constituencies in Selangor which had more than 100,000 voters during the 13th general election were Gombak (with 123,290); Selayang (105,895); Hulu Langat (127,347); Serdang (133,139); Subang (128,543) and Kapar (144,159).


    Meanwhile, Ampang Umno Division chief Ismail Kijo said some parliamentary constituencies did not undergo a redelineation in 2003 despite having more than 90,000 voters.


    Citing Gombak as an example, he said the number of voters in that constituency had now exceeded 123,000.


    “The population in every parliamentary constituency has been rising. The last redelineation exercise was in 2003. It is now 2014. Just imagine,” he said.


    Replying to a question, he said the number of voters in the Ampang parliamentary constituency was about 85,000.


    - BERNAMA
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    http://spr.gov.my/images/stories/pdf...DAN_SEMULA.pdf

    The EC thinks one man, one vote is not suitable for Malaysia.
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    EC To Go Ahead With Redelineation Of Electoral Boundaries


    Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd YusofBy Rohani Mohd Ibrahim and Nur Syuhada Shamsudin

    PUTRAJAYA, Nov 2 (Bernama) -- The Election Commission (EC) is to go ahead with the long overdue redelineation of electoral boundaries, having deferred the scheduled exercise in 2011 after the last one was done in 2003.

    EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the EC was expected to gazette the notice for the redelineation exercise at the end of this year.

    He said the redelineation of electoral boundaries was a responsibility of the EC under the Federal Constitution to ensure that voters were served easily by their elected representatives.

    "A constituency with a large number of voters, more than 100,000, has to be divided into two, for example, so that there are reasonable numbers of voters in both," he said.

    For example, he said, in Kuala Lumpur, the size of the constituencies, such as Batu and Segambut, was small, but the number of voters was large.

    Without a redelineation exercise, it would be difficult for the constituents to obtain good service from their elected representatives, he said.

    Abdul Aziz also said that a redelineation exercise was not intended to determine the victory of any party in the elections. The principle behind the EC exercise was to facilitate the voter.

    He said a redelineation exercise was undertaken at least once in eight years and that the last one was in 2003 while the next one should have been in 2011.

    "Then, the EC had to prepare for the 13th general election, and the redelineation exercise was deferred.

    The constituencies redelineated under the upcoming exercise would be used for the next general election, to be held in 2018 at the latest, he said.

    Abdul Aziz said the period of more than eight years from 2003 would have resulted in more voters and much development, such as new government buildings which could be used as polling centres, and more new roads that would facilitate voters getting to polling centres faster and easily.

    "Currently, there are parliamentary constituencies with two district offices and two local councils. This will make things difficult for the elected representative, besides posing a problem for coordination during the registration of voters and polling," he said.

    He also said that the EC would try to bring the polling centre as close to a voter as possible under the redelineation exercise.

    It would also ensure that in every constituency there were administrative facilities such as a district office, local council, district council, municipal council or city hall.

    "As far as possible, the number of voters should be about the same. However, the EC cannot do much to have a similar number of voters in an urban and rural constituency.

    "The density of population in an urban constituency is high; in a rural constituency, it is low," he said.

    Elaborating on the steps the EC would have to take in relation to a redelineation exercise, Abdul Aziz said that prior to gazetting the notice, the EC would have to inform Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, as the head of government, as the regulation stipulated.

    "After the announcement, the notice will be displayed for a month for proposals and objections from the state governments, local authorities and groups of registered voters of at least 100 people in the constituencies," he told Bernama.

    Abdul Aziz said the final report on the recommendations for redelineation of the electoral boundaries would have to be submitted to the prime minister within two years of the announcement of the notice, for tabling in the Dewan Rakyat to obtain approval, in accordance with section 8 of the Thirteenth Schedule of the Federal Constitution.

    The report approved by the Dewan Rakyat would be presented to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for endorsement prior to gazetting and application, he said.

    -- BERNAMA
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    RABU, 12 NOVEMBER 2014 @ 11:23 AM

    http://www.bharian.com.my/node/17084








    Pengarah SPR Sarawak, Datuk Takun Sunggah memeriksa kotak undi.

    KUCHING: Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) dijangka membuat pengumuman berhubung proses persempadanan semula kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Sarawak dalam tempoh terdekat susulan keputusan DUN meluluskan penambahan 11 kerusi baharu semalam.


    Pengarah SPR Sarawak, Datuk Takun Sunggah, berkata pihaknya sudah memaklumkan Ibu pejabat SPR di Putrajaya berhubung keputusan Persidangan DUN Sarawak itu.


    "Ibu pejabat SPR dijangka bermesyuarat hari ini berhubung perkara itu dan sidang media mengenainya akan dilakukan dalam waktu terdekat," katanya ketika dihubungi sebentar tadi.


    Semalam, Speaker DUN Sarawak, Datuk Amar Mohammad Asfia Awang Nassar meluluskan usul penambahan 11 kerusi baharu DUN selepas mendapat undian majoriti Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Sarawak.


    Ia sekali gus menjadikan keseluruhan 82 kerusi DUN bakal dipertandingkan dalam Pilihan Raya Negeri (PRN) akan datang berbanding hanya 71 kerusi sebelum ini.


    Perkembangan itu secara tidak langsung menjadikan Sarawak negeri paling banyak memiliki kerusi DUN dalam sejarah politik negara.


    Usul yang dikemukakan Datuk Amar Abang Johari Abang Openg (BN - Satok) itu diluluskan selepas hampir dua jam dibahaskan, terutama oleh wakil rakyat pembangkang yang mendakwa penambahan kerusi itu hanya memberi kelebihan kepada BN untuk menguasai pilihan raya negeri akan datang.


    Abang Johari yang juga Menteri Perumahan dan Pelancongan Sarawak ketika mengemukakan usul itu, berkata sudah tiba masa jumlah kerusi DUN ditambah berikutan saiz negeri yang luas, selain peningkatan jumlah penduduk.


    "Dengan adanya kerusi baharu ini, ia akan membuka peluang sama rata kepada semua penduduk Sarawak, khususnya etnik minoriti di kawasan luar bandar sejajar dengan hasrat kerajaan negeri membangunkan masyarakat pedalaman di negeri ini," katanya.


    DUN Sarawak ketika dikuasai oleh 55 wakil rakyat dari Barisan Nasional, diikuti DAP (12 kerusi), PKR (3) dan Bebas (1).



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    Feedback not needed on boundary redrawing, elections chief tells Bersih

    BY V. ANBALAGAN, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR
    Published: 18 December 2014

    Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof says the commission is not going against the law if it refuses to meet civil society representatives. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 18, 2014.
    The Election Commission (EC) will go ahead with the redelineation of electoral boundaries without input from civil society and will only engage groups identified in the Federal Constitution, said its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof.


    "We will stick to the provisions in the constitution on who we can meet in carrying out the task," he told The Malaysian Insider in Kuala Lumpur recently.


    This means shutting the door on Bersih 2.0, the country's major civil society watchdog on polling and electoral reform, in favour of representatives from state governments and local authorities.


    As far as the public's voice is concerned, the EC is only required by law to engage at least 100 voters registered in a constituency to hear their objections on proposed changes to boundary delimitation or on any increase in the number of state and parliamentary seats.


    "We are not going against the law if we refuse to meet the civil society representatives," he said, in response to Bersih 2.0 chairman, Maria Chin Abdullah's call on the EC to obtain feedback from non-governmental organisations when conducting the exercise.


    Aziz reiterated the importance of the long-overdue exercise to proceed as planned at the end of this year because the last one was conducted in 2003.


    Usually held every eight years, the redelineation exercise should have been done in 2011 but it was deferred due to preparations for the 13th General Election held in May last year.


    The EC has two years to either redraw electoral boundaries, or add state and parliamentary seats before the next general election scheduled in 2018.


    Bersih has decried attempts by the EC to rationalise the need for more parliamentary and state seats, which critics see as an attempt to manipulate the next election in favour of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN).


    Malaysia practices a first-past-the-post system where the winner of the most seats in the Dewan Rakyat forms the government of the day.


    In the general election last year, however, BN only won 47% of the popular vote even though it managed to form the government. Pakatan Rakyat, the opposition, won 52% of the popular vote.


    On Monday, Bersih said it would take the EC to court if it tabled a proposal to increase the number of constituencies without first amending the
    Federal Constitution.


    The poll watchdog raised concerns that the EC would be acting unconstitutionally if it decided to push ahead with a seat increase without a prior amendment to Article 46, which stipulates the composition of the Dewan Rakyat or the number of parliamentary constituencies in each state. It would have to be amended if the EC were to increase the number of seats in a redelineation exercise.


    Aziz, meanwhile, told The Malaysian Insider that the EC had the support of elected representatives and the public to create more seats to cater to development and a growing number of voters.


    He said Bersih was entitled to its opinion to maintain the status quo of 222 seats in the Dewan Rakyat.


    Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah says an increase in the number of seats does not guarantee the people will be better served. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, December 18, 2014.But Maria had said that an increase in the number of parliamentary and state constituencies was no guarantee that people would be better served.


    It would be better instead if existing elected representatives were empowered with support staff and financial allocations to perform their tasks, she had said.


    Aziz was coy when asked whether the EC would indeed propose a seat increase in the Dewan Rakyat.


    "Probably there will be and it all depends on the MPs," he said.


    A two-thirds majority vote is needed in Parliament to amend Article 46 and approve any increase in the number of seats. Only a simple majority is required, however, to alter electoral boundaries.


    With 134 seats currently, the ruling BN does not have the required number and would need the support from some of Pakatan Rakyat's 87 MPs to approve the exercise. One more MP, from Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) is an independent but aligned to Pakatan.


    Aziz said the EC would inform the Dewan Rakyat Speaker when it was about to carry out the exercise to redraw boundaries and add parliamentary seats.


    "We will go though the proper procedures, which includes displaying the new electoral map and holding inquiry if there are objections," he said.


    He said the EC would finally prepare a report for the prime minister to table amendments in the Dewan Rakyat.


    Bersih, however, yesterday said the EC was not being transparent enough in announcing when the redelineation exercise would begin.


    The electoral reform group is concerned that the EC would begin the process without a public announcement, thus narrowing the window of time for civil society to study the proposed boundary changes to make objections. The objection period is only 30 days. – December 18, 2014.
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    SPR tidak boleh mengenepikan rakyat dalam proses persempadanan semula dan mengambil alih kuasa Parlimen dalam penambahan kerusi

    Gabungan Pilihanraya Bersih dan Adil (BERSIH 2.0) mengutuk keengganan Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof untuk bertemu dengan kami dan kumpulan masyarakat sivil yang lain tentang isu persempadanan semula dan penambahan kerusi parlimen, seperti yang dilaporkan oleh The Malaysian Insider semalam.Perkara 114(2) dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan secara jelas menyatakan kepentingan keyakinan orang ramai terhadap tugas SPR. Keyakinan ini begitu penting sehingga ia menjadi kriteria tunggal yang menentukan pelantikan keahlian SPR oleh Yang di-Pertuan Agong.Keyakinan ini hanya dapat diperoleh melalui rundingan bersama masyarakat sivil. Kedegilan Abdul Aziz dalam isu penglibatan masyarakat sivil dapat dilihat dalam pengendalian proses persempadanan semula yang tidak telus dan tidak mempunyai kebertanggungjawaban, yang mengecualikan masyarakat sivil dan kerajaan negeri (Penang) tetapi berunding secara selektif dengan parti politik yang tertentu. Kedegilan inilah yang membuat BERSIH 2.0 berulang-kali menggesa beliau dan pesuruhjaya yang lain untuk meletakkan jawatan mereka.BERSIH 2.0 ingin mengingatkan SPR tentang rekod dalam proses persempadanan pada tahun 2003 dan 2005 yang amat mengejutkan, di mana peruntukan perlembagaan dalam Jadual 13 tidak dipatuhi langsung dalam situasi yang melibatkan parti politik BN dan ahli politik yang tertentu.Di sini, kami ringkaskan contoh yang dipetik daripada laporan persempadanan semula SPR untuk Semenanjung Malaysia,[1] yang dibentangkan dalam Dewan Rakyat pada 3 April 2003:
    • SPR telah menerima bantahan daripada individu bersendirian seperti pemimpin UMNO tempatan, walaupun Jadual 13 menyatakan bahawa pembantah hanya boleh terdiri daripada kerajaan negeri, majlis perbandaran tempatan atau kumpulan yang terdiri daripada sekurang-kurangnya 100 pengundi dari kawasan pilihanraya yang terlibat.
    • Di mana alasan bantahan adalah berdasarkan faktor politik—seperti kebarangkalian pengundi menyokong atau menolak parti BN—SPR akan menerima bantahan tersebut tetapi menunjukkan initiatif dalam menyediakan alasan yang serasi dengan Perlembagaan (Seksyen 2, Bahagian 1 dalam Jadual 13 menyatakan bahawa that proses persempadanan mesti mengambil kira ketersediaan kemudahan pentadbiran, mencapai pembahagian yang lebih kurang sama dan mengekalkan pertalian tempatan, yang bermaksud mengambil kira sempadan pentadbiran, fizikal, infrastruktur dan sosio-budaya-ekonomi. Peluang kemenangan parti yang berkuasa pada masa itu tidak pernah disebut sebagai pertimbangan yang sah.)

    SPR tidak pernah meminta maaf atas pelanggaran peruntukan Perlembagaan Persekutuan mahupun berjanji bahawa salahlaku sebegini tidak akan diulangi.BERSIH 2.0 menggesa Abdul Aziz supaya membetulkan kesalahan yang lepas dengan berunding secara giat dan profesional bersama semua pihak yang berkepentingan dalam persempadanan semula, mengemukakan maklumat terperinci tentang operasi proses bantahan dan pendengaran bantahan serta mengumumkan jadual proses. SPR tidak boleh menjadikan tarikh permulaan persempadanan semula sebagai satu permainan teka-teki—ia telah ditangguh dari tahun 2011 ke 2012, 2013, bulan Mac yang lalu hingga hujung tahun ini.Bagi isu penambahan kerusi Parlimen, yang berlainan tetapi berkaitan dengan persempadanan semula, BERSIH 2.0 menekankan bahawa isu ini adalah di bawah bidang kuasa Parlimen dan SPR tidak boleh mengambil alih kuasa Parlimen dengan memasukkan cadangan penambahan kerusi ke dalam cadangan persempadanan semulanya, seperti yang telah dibuat pada tahun 2003 dan 2005. SPR tidak boleh terus menganggap penambahan kerusi sebagai sebahagian daripada tatacara biasa (standard operating procedure), seperti yang dibuatnya dalam nota taklimat yang diberi kepada parti-parti politik baru-baru ini. BERSIH 2.0 akan mencabar tindakan tersebut dari segi keserasiannya dengan Perlembagaan jika ia diulangi. SPR tidak mempunyai hak untuk mencadangkan penambahan kerusi.Sebaliknya, penambahan kerusi merupakan bidang kuasa Jawatankuasa Pemilih Parlimen untuk meneliti fungsi badan perundangan, yang seterusnya menentukan saiz optimum dan agihan kerusi antara negeri untuk memastikan pembahagiannya adil dan serasi dengan Perlembagaan Persekutuan. Jawatankuasa inilah yang harus mengemukakan cadangan, sekiranya diperlukan, meminda Perkara 46 dalam Perlembagaan, yang telah menetapkan jumlah kerusi Parlimen pada masa kini pada 222. Hanya selepas pemindaan tersebut dibuat, barulah SPR boleh membuat proses persempadan semula berdasarkan jumlah baharu kerusi.Jika Jawatankuasa Pemilih tidak didirikan, SPR hanya boleh menjalankan persempadanan semula berdasarkan 222 kerusi parlimen sekarang seperti yang tertakluk dalam Artikel 46.Dikeluarkan oleh,Jawatankuasa Pemandu BERSIH 2.0, yang terdiri daripada -Pengerusi: Maria Chin Abdullah; Timbalan Pengerusi: Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan; Bendahari: Masjaliza Hamzah; wakil kebangsaan: Prof Madya Dr Abdul Halim bin Yusoff, Farhana binti Abdul Halim, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri dan New Sin Yew; naib pengerusi: Jannie Lasimbang (Sabah), Ahmad b. Awang Ali (Sarawak), Abd Halim b. Wan Ismail (Semenanjung Timur), Thomas Fann (Semenanjung Selatan), Simon Lee Ying Wai (Semenanjung Tengah) dan Dato’ Dr Toh Kin Woon (Semenanjung Utara).Versi Bahasa Inggeris_____________​MEDIA STATEMENT (19 Dec 2014)EC cannot snub public in redelineation and usurp Parliament’s power in seat increase The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) condemns the Election Commission chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof’s arrogant refusal to meet us and other civil society groups on the matter of redelineation and seat increase, as reported in The Malaysian Insider yesterday. Article 114(2) of the Federal Constitution clearly states the importance of “public confidence” in the work of the EC, so much so that this becomes the sole explicit criterion of their appointment by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. This confidence can only be obtained via continued engagement with civil society. Abdul Aziz’s recalcitrance in this regard—as seen in its opaque and unaccountable conduct of the redelineaton process, excluding civil society and even a state government (Penang) but selectively engaging certain political parties—is exactly why BERSIH 2.0 has repeatedly called for his resignation as well as that of his fellow commissioners. BERSIH 2.0 wishes to remind the EC of its scandalous record in the 2003 and 2005 redelineation exercises, where constitutional provisions in the 13th Schedule were not at all adhered to when it comes to certain BN political parties and politicians. We highlight here the attached examples produced from the EC’s Redelineation Report on the Peninsula,[1] tabled in the Dewan Rakyat on 3 April 2003:
    • The EC entertained objections from single individuals such as local UMNO leaders, although the 13th Schedule limited the objectors to state governments, local councils and groups of 100 or more affected voters.
    • Where objections were on political grounds—such as voters’ likelihood to vote for or against BN—the EC would consent to the objections but show amazing ‘initiative’ in producing new constitutionally compatible grounds for them. (Section 2, Part 1 of the 13th Schedule stipulates that delineation must consider the availability of administrative facilities, pursue equal apportionment and maintain local ties, which means taking into account administrative, physical, infrastructural and socio-cultural-economic boundaries. Nowhere is winnability of the ruling party mentioned as a valid consideration.)

    The EC has never apologised for its flagrant violation of the Federal Constitution; nor has it ever promised that such practices will not be repeated. BERSIH 2.0 calls upon Abdul Aziz to make amends by actively and professionally engaging all stakeholders in the redelineation process, publicising operational details of the objection and inquiry process and announcing its full work schedule. The EC should stop turning the commencement date of the exercise into a guessing game—it has been postponed from 2011, 2012, 2013, this past March to this year-end. On the separate but related matter of overall seat increase, BERSIH 2.0 insists that this is under parliamentary purview and the EC cannot usurp the Parliament’s power by slipping seat increase into its redelineation proposal, as it did in 2003 and 2005. The EC cannot continue to state seat increase as part of its standard operating procedures, as it has done in its recent briefing notes to political parties, which BERSIH 2.0 has obtained. BERSIH 2.0 will challenge the constitutionality of such act if it is repeated. The EC has no business initiating seat increase. Instead, seat increase should be taken up by a Parliamentary Select Committee that will look into the function of the legislative body, thereby determining its optimal size and inter-state allocation of seats to ensure fair and constitutional apportionment. It is this Committee that should recommend, if necessary, amending Article 46 of the Constitution, which states the present number of parliamentarians as 222. Only after the amendment is made, can the EC proceed with redelineation based on the new number of seats. If no such Select Committee is established, then the EC should just propose a redelineation that is based on the 222 parliamentary seats as stated currently in Article 46. Issued by, The Steering Committee of BERSIH 2.0, which comprises - Chairperson: Maria Chin Abdullah; Deputy Chairperson: Sarajun Hoda Abdul Hassan; Treasurer: Masjaliza Hamzah; national representatives: Prof Madya Dr Abdul Halim bin Yusoff, Farhana binti Abdul Halim, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri and New Sin Yew; vice-chairpersons: Jannie Lasimbang (Sabah), Ahmad b. Awang Ali (Sarawak), Abd Halim b. Wan Ismail (East Peninsula), Thomas Fann (South Peninsula), Simon Lee Ying Wai (Central Peninsula) and Dato’ Dr Toh Kin Woon (North Peninsula).
    [1] More examples can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2Q...XBNWDNnbG5sM1k-- Chuah Siew EngMedia/Comms OfficerBERSIH 2.0 SecretariatTel. No : 03-7772 3275 / 019-4380428Fax No : 03-7784 4978Email: media@bersih.orgWeb: http://www.bersih.orgFB: https://www.facebook.com/BERSIH2.0OFFICIALTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/bersih2Bersama Menjadi 100! Bersama bantah!
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