By Tony Pua
Zahid proves BN not interested in fairer elections
MP SPEAKS Newly-appointed Home Affairs Minister Zahid Hamidi told Malaysians in Utusan Malaysia to leave the country if they are not happy with the outcome of the 13th general election. He gave the excuse that Malaysia has inherited the first-past-the-post system from the United Kingdom, which is also utilised in many Commonwealth states.
Therefore he argued that despite Pakatan Rakyat achieving 51.78 percent of the popular vote, our adopted system allows for a party or coalition with lower popular vote to win 60 percent of the seats in Parliament.
Zahid Hamidi is in effect demonstrating his utter contempt and arrogance by telling Malaysians who want to improve our electoral system and prevent blatant abuses via gerrymandering to leave the country.