Passed: The EC re-delineation report…

31 March 2018

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Despite redelineation, Invoke is upbeat on Harapan chances
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Many are of the opinion that the Election Commission’s newly gazetted redelineation of electoral boundaries will be tilted heavily in favour of the ruling BN government in the upcoming general election.

But a survey by think-tank Invoke revealed that only a handful of Pakatan Harapan’s parliamentary seats were affected by the redelineation exercise.

Invoke founder and Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli, in a forum last night on the effects of the redelineation exercise, cited 13 seats that were most affected by the redrawn electoral boundaries.

These seats saw an increase of Malay voters, coupled with a decrease of non-Malay voters.

“The diagram shows parliamentary seats in the Peninsular which saw an increase of over one percent of Malay voters in the constituencies. It (the redelineation exercise) is only affecting a handful of seats,” he said, showing a number of Powerpoint slides to the audience.

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Rafizi argued that claims that the redelineation exercise would see Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak winning a bigger majority in the upcoming general election had not been supported by facts.

The 13 most affected seats are – with some identified by their new names – Sungai Buloh, Kapar, Hang Tuah Jaya, Hulu Langat, Bandar Tun Razak, Lumut, Bukit Gantang, Bangi, Lembah Pantai, Ipoh Timor, Shah Alam, Damansara and Tanjung Piai (under MCA).

The seat that is most affected by the redelineation exercise is Kapar which saw an increase of 15.4 percent of Malay voters and a decrease of 12.5 percent of non-Malay voters.

According to Rafizi, out of these 13 seats, only Shah Alam and Bukit Gantang will be narrowly lost by the opposition.
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He further noted that most of the 13 seats affected are in Selangor.

“Actually, it’s not so significant in the other states. I’m not showing (data) on the other states to show that despite Selangor being affected the most by the redelineation exercise, we (Harapan) are still leading.”

DAP ‘biggest winner’

Among Harapan component parties, PKR, he added, was the most affected while the DAP was the “biggest winner” in the whole exercise.

“You can see the pattern. The whole world knows that bringing and clustering as many non-Malays as possible into an already majority non-Malay seat will make it a supermajority non-Malay seat.”

Despite the increase of Malay voters and the decrease of non-Malay voters in certain constituencies, Rafizi said Harapan can still win comfortably.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/417821

30 March 2018

2h2 hours ago

129 MPs supported the EC Redelineation on March 28

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Excerpts from:

Special Report

EC redelineation: Which MPs did not cast their vote and why

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In the interest of public accountability, Malaysiakini pored through footage of the bloc voting on Wednesday to see who did or did not attend the vote. The information gathered was further verified with a number of MPs who were there at the time.

Malaysiakini also reached out to MPs who were absent or their associates to explain why they were missing from the House during the vote.

The vote was largely passed along partisan lines, with 128 BN MPs and one independent voting in favour of the redelineation report.

The independent representative who voted in favour was Bandar Tun Razak MP Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, according to several MPs, including those who voted within the same bloc as the former Selangor menteri besar, who was previously from PKR.

Bloc voting is a system where the Dewan Rakyat is divided into multiple groups according to the seating and its members will then inform the bloc leader on how they wish to vote.

The bloc leader will then submit the results for the bloc to the parliamentary secretary.

Those who voted against the redelineation report comprised 31 MPs from DAP, 26 from PKR, 11 from PAS, seven from Parti Amanah Negara, two from Parti Warisan Sabah, one from Bersatu, one from PSM and one independent.

The independent who voted with the opposition was Kota Melaka MP Sim Tong Him, who quit DAP last year.

Reasons for not voting

A total of nine opposition MPs did not vote on the motion to approve the redelineation report.

DAP’s Nga Kor Ming (Taiping), Ngeh Koo Ham (Beruas) and V Sivakumar (Batu Gajah) were not able to attend as they were suspended on Monday for criticising Dewan Rakyat speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia and refusing to apologise for it.

Meanwhile, DAP’s Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz (Raub) suffered a stroke in May last year and had been out of the public eye since.

Another DAP MP Lim Kit Siang (Gelang Patah) voted, but parliamentary officials refused to recognise his vote after he was booted out of the House by Pandikar hours earlier.

Absent from PKR during the vote were Mohamed Azmin Ali (Gombak) and Fauzi Abdul Rahman (Indera Mahkota) who were both present earlier in the day. Azmin was one of the opposition speakers in the debate on the redelineation report.

Asked for an explanation, PKR parliamentary whip Johari Abdul told Malaysiakini that Azmin, who is Selangor menteri besar, had to leave to attend the state assembly which was sitting at the same time. Azmin is also the Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyperson.

Fauzi, when contacted, said he left before the vote in protest of the limited time allocated for MPs to debate the redelineation report, which he described as a very important matter.
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Meanwhile, two MPs from PAS who were absent during the vote were Abdul Hadi Awang (Marang) and Nasrudin Hassan (Temerloh).

When contacted, PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan told Malaysiakini that Nasruddin was on medical leave.

As for Hadi, Takiyuddin said the PAS president did attend the session earlier in the day but had to leave due to an important appointment.

All other opposition parties had recorded full attendance of their MPs.

BN too had almost full attendance, with only two MPs absent, namely G Palanivel (Cameron Highlands) and Joseph Pairin Kitingan (Keningau), who is also Sabah deputy chief minister.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/417692

28 March 2018

2m2 minutes ago

JUST IN: The redelineation report -which analysts say will affect at least 40% of peninsula’s seats and may give BN an advantage – has passed. The opposition began chanting “cheats/ thieves” when the results of the vote were announced.

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Malaysiakini brings you the news and updates, live. You can watch the Bersih gathering live here.

28 March 2018

The Bersih protest against EC re-delineation report…

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Jom turun dan duduk bantah! |

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LIVE | Malaysiakini brings you the news and updates, live. You can watch the Bersih gathering live here.

12.30pm – Dewan Rakyat: 

Speaker does not appear to be pursuing the motion to suspend Kit Siang and instead asks Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak to proceed with the tabling of the redelineation report.

12.15pm – Dewan Rakyat: 

Immediately after the Dewan Rakyat goes into recess, Kit Siang heeds an instruction to enter the Speaker’s office, according to several sources.

Following this, Sentul police chief R Munusamy is seen entering the Speaker’s office with six of his men.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/417395

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Pandikar adjourns Parliament after Kit Siang defies order to leave


PARLIAMENT has been adjourned after Lim Kit Siang refused to leave the chamber after being ordered out by Speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia.

Pandikar ordered Lim be removed from the chamber after the Gelang Patah MP continued to defy the chair and question his ruling.

The speaker had ruled that Prime Minister Najib Razak could table the motion to debate the re-delineation of electoral boundaries despite several opposition members raising reservations about the legality of the motion

“If you refuse to leave. I now order a minister to refer Kit Siang to the rights and privileges committee for disciplinary action,” he said.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Azalina Othman then moved a motion to suspend Lim from the House for six months.

Opposition members then demanded that the motion should be debated and not put to a vote immediately.

“This house is adjourned. When we reconvene, if you are still here, I will instruct the police to remove you physically,” he said. – March 28, 2018.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/45468/

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Eight of our representatives have gone in to hand in our memorandum. Outside, the people have sat down to protest against the report.
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LIVE at Parliament | Speaker said that the subjudice does not apply for the redelineation. Speaker Pandikar Amin ordered Lim Kit Siang out from the house. More to follow:

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LIVE: Crowd marches to Parliament, no resistance from cops

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LIVE | Parliament is set to turn into a battleground, both in and out of the August House today, as the government prepares to table, debate and pass the Election Commission’s electoral constituency redelineation report.

Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak is expected to table the report in the Dewan Rakyat at 11.30am.

Outside the Parliament grounds, electoral reform group Bersih is mobilising to protest the EC report, which it claims is rife with gerrymandering and malapportionment to give the ruling BN government an advantage in the upcoming 14th general election.

Bersih protesters will be gathering at Tugu Negara at 8am, and have vowed to demonstrate until the debate ends.

However, they will not be alone – for Sungai Besar Umno division chief Jamal Md Yunos has vowed to hold a counter-protest with his Red Shirts movement.

Police have not approved either protest, and will be stationed outside Parliament to maintain order.

Malaysiakini brings you the news and updates, live. You can watch the Bersih gathering live here.

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siap sedia bergerak menghantar memorandum ke parlimen.
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LIVE: Dr Mahathir joins protesters at Tugu Negara

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Polis hanya membenarkan 10 wakil untuk menghantar memorandum di parlimen

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3h3 hours ago

Jom berhimpun – dan membantah kecurian undi rakyat dan pilihan raya ke-14 (PRU14) dari persempadanan yang tidak adil!

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9.45am -Tugu Negara: There are 3 layers of human chain blocking the entrance to Tugu Negara. 14 Light Strike Force personnel with guns & plastic shields are standing nearest to the demonstrators, followed by two lines of police personnel:

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2h2 hours ago

WITHDRAW THE REPORT. Save the upcoming elections from being stolen or appropriated by the Election Commission. The elections belong to the people, the rakyat – NOT THE ELECTION COMMISSION. 1 voter, 1 vote!

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