Tuesday 20 March 2012

PSC members slam EC for failure to clean voters' roll

Pakatan MPs on the parliamentary select committee (PSC) for electoral reform today slammed the Election Commission (EC) for its "recalcitrance" and "failure" to clean up the electoral roll.

"We are of the stand that the suggestions (of the committee) will never be implemented by the EC," PKR's Gombak MP Azmin Ali told reporters in the lobby of Parliament House today.

NONE"The electoral roll, for one, is still dirty and not cleaned up," he said.

Azmin (left), along with PAS' Kuala Krai MP Hatta Ramli and DAP's Rasah parliamentarian Anthony Loke, held an emergency press conference today to condemn the EC for its failure to address serious problems with the electoral roll.

During these meetings, Azmin said, the EC testified that it could not clean up the electoral roll because it has no power to remove names that even it confirmed as "dubious".

Azmin referred to the 42,000 names the EC had agreed were dubious as they lacked proper addresses and details.
According to him, the EC said it was powerless to take off the gazetted official electoral roll as that would be against the law, despite promising to do so earlier.

This, he argued, was in contrast to names of strangers listed as voters addressed at his mother's house in Klang Gate Village, which the EC removed five years after his initial complaint about it.

"The EC is not consistent," sniped Azmin.

'EC wilfully misleading the PSC'

He slammed the commission for such antics, accusing it of being uncooperative and wilfully misleading the PSC.

"The EC was stubborn... It gave false information and acted irresponsibly."

Loke when addressing the press conference handed out copies of a Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (Mimos) report that focused on voters who shared the same address and listed addresses with more than 100 registered voters.

"All over Malaysia, there are 354 addresses at which 79,098 voters are registered," Loke said.

pas muktamar 130610 hatta ramli 2The voters, he alleged, shared incomplete addresses, which was one of the defects in the electoral roll. He pointed out one example where 1,827 voters shared an address in Pekan Ranau, Sabah.

Hatta (left) said the EC's sudden increase in its projected workforce for the coming general election was a source of worry, as the EC was adamant that it's staff picked for GE duty will be postal voters.

Hatta said that more than 240,000 EC staff was an increase of 100,000 staff from the previous polls.

This, he said, was worrisome as the committee had worked hard to reduce postal voters by recommending that policemen and military personnel vote as advance voters.

However, whatever gains they made in the move, which saw postal voters reduced by 100,000 security personnel, was being offset by the EC staff increase.

The MPs said the PSC should compel the EC to toe the line and implement the PSC recommendations, including cleaning up the electoral roll, or risk making a farce of the the select committee and its electoral reform agenda.

1 comment:

  1. margeemar: pro umno mca is anti buddhist in malaysia
    有关马來西亜,吉隆坡,甲洞帝沙再也 (暹寺) 三宝寺 Samnak Sambodhi Buddhist Association No.19-21 Jalan 38 Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 所发生的纠纷, 经过阅读了,Venerable Phra Piya Thammo 和尚及叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook) 的双方书信之后, 再经实地旁听了觧,做为中间人,我要客观实事的说:
    1.当一个和尚、初出道 (小学生),在修行, 若有缺点, 那是难免.他马华公会鹅唛區会主地席叶金福律师(Yip Kum Fook),却心眼看不顺,就电招警万到耒佛教之圣地要扣畄和尚耒耻唇出家人, 这是绝对不许可, 除非是殺人放火之大罪悪.
    2.他身为马华公会鹅唛區会主席叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook),却反其道而行, 在佛寺不依佛法而軽视佛教的精神, 以傲慢的手段,帶领一般黑社会的人耒挑衅和尚打架, 这也是不该有、更不是佛教修行者的行为.
    3.佛教的圣地, 其主要的目地, 是让眾生修佛道, 不是政治争執的地方. 他马华公会鹅唛区会主席叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook), 却利用佛教之圣地当政治活动的场所。如此果敢冒犯佛陀的教誨,更是大大的罪悪。
    囯有囯章,彿有佛法,家有家规. 如果出家人有何不对之处, 他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook), 为何不向主持和尚投?让出家人自依和尚的條规处理、却强权一味要显示他是马华公会鹅唛区会及三宝寺理事会主席, 无法无天的应用霸道手段践踏佛教之圣地.为什么。。。。。为什么.
    至今, 他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook),不当不歉愧,还要狡辩, 这又证明了他说一套, 做的又是另一套, 囗是心非, 所谓的两舌, 相当阴险. 身为律师, 受高深教育, 却应用如此悪毒, 横蛮无礼的作风污辱和尚, 相等于是耻辱佛教伩仰者。他叶金福律师(Yip Kum Fook)不向主持和尚投诉, 却自承英雄,电招外耒者.请问,身为將近20年的三宝寺主持和尚兼顾问,也是第一位 自筹建寺的大功臣,在大马南傳泒中,是闻名遐邇的高僧.其脸要放在那裡?同样的,要是台湾星雲大师的佛寺沙彌犯錯, 理事会没有礼貌自作主张,电招警方要扣畄其沙彌.我敢请问!星雲大师的自尊是怎样的感受?他叶金福律师(Yip Kum Fook)是后耒者,担任理会主席也不久, 竟敢应用如此,目无尊長的方式对待住持,间接的就是告大家,强迫住持和尚必远離,雀巢鸠要佔。这种用心不良, 有老千之谋, 的确令人不敢恭维。
    縱观以上几项重点,我不是盲目的護持三宝, 而是要坦白的说;他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook) 身受高深教育, 为律师者,本应通情达理才是,但遗憾的是, 却令人惊觉, 他厡耒就是彿书裡所讲的狡猾且残忍的此颣人。他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook),利用他的专业知識, 懂得包裝自己的道德守則,以宗教为幌子手,到处募款,商业经营, 政治活动为重, 并没依循佛教宗教守则行事, 也没对人道作出任何貢献, 只不过借宗教之名捞取权和私利而己。
    在此, 我奉劝, 他马华公会鹅唛区会主席叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook), 好自为之, 免因果報应.