Selangor MB to EC: I want to meet you ASAP. No, it’s not about a snap election in Selangor.

21 September 2016

Selangor MB seeks meeting with EC in next 48 hours

Shakira Buang

Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali said he will issue a letter to the Election Commission (EC) seeking a meeting on constituency redelineation in the state within 48 hours.

Azmin said the meeting is to get more details on the redelineation proposal for the state.

The PKR deputy president said this was decided by the Selangor executive council in its meeting today.

“What was the methodology, the system and the basis for the EC’s proposal, which our lawyers say has breached the Federal Constitution on two fronts,” Azmin told reporters.

Malay Mail Online

Kit Siang moots Selangor snap polls amid redelineation controversy

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Lim Kit Siang suggested today that Pakatan Harapan consider holding snap elections in Selangor, claiming that the Election Commission’s (EC) constituency redelineation proposals have “butchered” the state’s map.

The DAP parliamentary leader said the current fifth constituency redelineation was making voter disparity in electoral constituencies greater than ever before.

“The Barisan Nasional (BN) only won 12 Umno state assembly seats in the 2013 general elections, but it is hoping to recapture the Selangor state government which it had failed in two general elections in 2008 and 2013 through the most unashamed, blatant and flagrant violation of the democratic principle of ‘one man, one vote’ in the redelineation of the constituencies, both for Parliament and state assembly, in the Selangor state,” Lim said in a statement.

The Gelang Patah MP claimed that the current redelineation exercise was aimed at helping Umno recapture Selangor, the country’s most developed state, as well as to help the BN lynchpin regain two-thirds parliamentary majority.

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