Boundary changes proposed for all KL, T'ganu parliamentary seats

Modified 15 Sep 2016, 11:48 am

The boundaries of all 11 parliamentary constituencies in Kuala Lumpur will be changed under a proposal by the Election Commission (EC).

It also proposes for all eight of the Terengganu parliamentary constituencies to be altered, while Johor boasts the most number of constituencies with the proposed changes (21 out of 26 seats to be affected).

This is followed by Selangor (18 out of 22 seats affected) and Perak (17 out of 24 seats affected).

For Sabah, changes are proposed for 15 out of 25 parliament seats.

Perlis, Putrajaya, and Labuan are the only state and Federal Territories that would have their parliamentary constituency boundaries untouched, under the proposal.

This is according to a notice published by the EC in major newspapers today.

The notice was published under Section 4, Part II of the 13th Schedule of the Federal Constitution.

Among others, it lists the number of voters in each proposed constituency, name changes to the constituencies, whether or not the constituency boundary is changed.

The notice also lists places where members of the public can inspect the EC’s recommendations until the end of working hours on Oct 14, and where they can send their objections to the proposal.

"In accordance to Section 4(b), Part II of the 13th Schedule of the Federal Constitution, representations with respect to the proposed recommendations may be made to the EC within one month after the date of the publication of this notice.

"In accordance with Section 5, Part II of the 13th Schedule of the Federal Constitution, parties that can make representations objecting to the proposed recommendations are: a) the state government; b) any local authority in which the area is wholly or partly comprised in the constituencies affected by the recommendation; or c) a body of 100 or more persons whose names are shown on the current electoral rolls of the constituencies in question," the notice reads.

However, there is no map provided in the notice, and members of the public would have to go to the places listed in the third schedule of the notice to see details of the proposed changes.

Under the proposal, a total of 12 parliamentary constituencies would see name changes.

In addition, 36 state constituencies would also see name changes, with most of them (eight) in Johor.

Selangor has the most number of constituencies proposed for the name changes, affecting five parliamentary and six state seats in total.

Among others, the Subang parliamentary seat currently held by PKR’s Sivarasa Rasiah is to be renamed as Sungai Buloh, while the Kelana Jaya seat held by PKR’s Wong Chen would be renamed Subang.

The Petaling Jaya Utara seat held by DAP’s Tony Pua and Petaling Jaya Selatan held by PKR’s Hee Loy Sian are to be renamed as Damansara and Petaling Jaya, respectively.

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