Category Archives: Election Commission

Are we trying to promote more money politics?

Most Malaysians are wondering why the Chairman of the National Consultative Committee on Political Financing (NCCPF) Paul Low and his able committee members have recommended the removal of the cap on funding and spending during future election campaigns? Is it … Continue reading

Posted in Election Commission

New EC chief says has no political ties, not Umno member

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 28 — Newly-appointed Election Commission (EC) chairman Datuk Seri Hashim Abdullah, 62, believes he can carry out his duties impartially as he has never been a member of any political party despite previously serving government leaders from Umno. Hashim … Continue reading

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Surely, EC will agree with Adenan’s proposed polls dates

        by Mohd Fajar Nor OPINION: So Adenan Satem’s proposed dates for the 11th Sarawak Election have been revealed by none other than the chief minister himself. He told an election seminar in Santubong two days ago that he had … Continue reading

Posted in Adenan Satem, Election Commission, Sarawak

Nurul: EC playing divide-and-rule with Pakatan

The Election Commission (EC) has been playing “divide and rule” against Pakatan Rakyat politicians by making different promises to different parties. PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar said EC has been meeting Pakatan parties separately and lobbying for support for an … Continue reading

Posted in Election Commission, PKR Updates

Balingian by-election fixed for March 29

By Alfian ZM Tahir PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) today fixed March 29 as polling day for the Balingian state assembly seat by-election, while nomination would be on March 17. In making the announcement, EC chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof … Continue reading

Posted in Election Commission, Sarawak

EC: Existing rules cover ‘sex and smut’ campaigns

There are existing rules and ethics governing negative campaigns to deal with the proposed “sex and smut” campaign by Umno for the Kajang by-election. Election Commission (EC) chairperson said that political parties have been informed time and again of the … Continue reading

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Umno’s Saifuddin calls for removal of polls chief

Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, speaking at a forum on electoral forum yesterday, says the Election Commission needs a new chairman who is not beholden to Barisan Nasional. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Nazir Sufari By EILEEN NG Umno’s Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah … Continue reading

Posted in Election Commission, UMNO

Former EC chairman gets a history lesson on Malaysia

Sonia Ramachandran PETALING JAYA: Former Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman might want to revisit his history books as he got his facts completely wrong when he said the country belonged to the Malays. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak … Continue reading

Posted in Election Commission, Perkasa

Ex-EC chief cements BN stooge claim, says Ambiga

RK Anand In a surprising move, the former Election Commission chairman has decided to become a member of Perkasa, an incendiary ultra-Malay outfit which detractors claim is hell-bent on stoking racial strife. However, Perkasa, whose patron is former premier Dr … Continue reading

Posted in Ambiga Sreenevasan, Election Commission

‘Sohaimi’s confession must prompt EC response’

Lawrence Yong The Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih) said today that a BN candidate’s confession that vote-buying goes on during elections in the country must be fully investigated by the Election Commission (EC). The EC must respond as … Continue reading

Posted in Ambiga Sreenevasan, Election Commission