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Election Commission, the Elections and the Rules

Posted on September 18, 2018


Called the PD-move, is the upcoming by-election on October 20 that is which we are likely to see Anwar win and make his way back to the government after 20 years.  The by-election was made possible by a PKR fellow member, Dayalt who vacated his seat to make way for Anwar to contest.  There has been much criticism of the actions of both the elected Dayalt and Anwar.  Some have also cried foul with the free banquets, concerts and the usual 'election goody projects'. 

One of the first few initiatives taken by the new government when they came into power was to form the Election Reform Committee headed by ..... to reform the election commission and the rules.  Prior to PD move, the reforms were concentrated around the issues of .....

The committee is now looking into the other unfair practices which have come to light from the PD move episode and may put in place legislation to prevent similar occurences in the future.



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Oct 12

New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 12, 2018 @ 15:57

PAS view of Anwar's by-election eligibility not defiance against Agong: Sec-Gen

The PAS view of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim being ineligible to contest the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election cannot be regarded as defiance against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V, said PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan .|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 12, 2018 @ 15:54

Electoral Reform Committee calls for law to prevent 'forced' by-elections

A law should be introduced to prevent lawmakers from vacating their seats and forcing a by-election for political interest. |Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 12, 2018 @ 14:40

Inappropriate for Wan Azizah to campaign in PD as DPM, says reform committee

It is improper for Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to campaign for her husband Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Port Dickson in her capacity as the Deputy Prime Minister.|Read more >|SunDaily


New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 12, 2018 @ 14:27

Polls reform committee urges law against reps who ditch their seats

New laws should be formulated to deal with elected representatives who deliberately vacate their seats without valid reasons, Electoral Reform Committee (ERC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said today. |Read more >|Malaymail


New Malaysia | PD By-election Oct 12, 2018 @ 14:20

Reform panel warns ministers against possible abuse of power in PD campaign

Electoral Reform Committee chairman (ERC) Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman has today ticked off ministers who may have abused their powers while campaigning in the Port Dickson by-election. |Read more >|Malaymail