Malaysia’s BERSIH 2.0: Moving of Voters across DUN (State Assemblies) and Parliament is against the Federal Constitution

1 July 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia's  Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0) earlier today filed a complaint before the Election Commission of Malaysia or Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) and demands for it to "explain why voters have been moved to a different DUN (State Assembly) and Parliament constituency. This happened resulting from the recent “locality correction” exercise undertaken by the EC."

In a statement issued by BERSIH2.0 today, it revealed that “preliminary analysis showed that 118,774 voters have been moved to a different DUN constituency, of which over 40,000 voters were also moved to a different Parliament constituency, although their address remains the same.”

Bersih2.0 specifically demands SPR to:

(1) Explain the specific reasons for the correction of each locality, in order for voters to assess and verify the changes;

(2) For voters who were moved across DUN and Parliament constituency, return them to their original constituencies, because such changes can only be done via a re-delineation exercise.

BERSIH2.0 urged voters to recheck their DUN and Parliament constituency at the following SPR website.

Download full statement here: BERSIH MEDIA STATEMENT (1 JULY 2016)



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