DAP will be organising a Forum cum Objection Townhall on the Election Commission’s proposal to re-delineate the electoral constituencies in Malaysia.
The Objection Townhall will give Malaysians, especially those in the Klang Valley, the opportunity to register our protest by signing the objection forms we have prepared.
We call upon Malaysians to make your voice count as all objections to the EC Re-Delineation Proposal must be submitted by Oct 14. Hence this event will in all likelihood be the last opportunity for you to state your stand and be part of the process to fight and reject the gerrymandering exercise.
The delineation of constituencies in Malaysia is already skewed. That’s why in the 13th General Election, BN won only 48% of the votes but secured 60% of the Parliamentary seats.
So now, BN’s ingenious plan is to skew the electoral boundaries even further by shifting pro-BN voters from opposition strongholds into opposition and BN marginal seats. The proposal by the Election Commission is the worst gerrymandering exercise ever seen in Malaysia’s history.
Malaysians must rise to object against the audacious attempt to now cheat us of our democratic rights to a free and fair election. We must not let a corrupt government hang on to power via the abuse of power.
The Forum entitled “Constituency Re-Delineation – How to Steal an Election?” will feature distinguished speakers discussing various aspects of the re-delineation exercise. They include:
- Tony Pua, MP for Petaling Jaya Utara
- Rafizi Ramli, MP for Pandan
- Dr. Mohd. Hatta Ramli, MP for Kuala Krai
- Maria Chin, Chairperson for Bersih 2.0
- Dr Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang
- Wong Chin Huat, Fellow, Penang Institute
- Michelle Ng, a lawyer who also leads dedicated legal team to assist DAP with re-delineation issues with the Election Commisson
The event will be held at The Club, 1 Club Drive, Bandar Utama on Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at 8pm.