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S'gor PKR: EC's refusal to meet 'proves' redelineation proposal flawed

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The Election Commission's letter last Friday to Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali is proof that its proposed redelineation exercise is flawed, claims PKR Selangor deputy chief Zuraida Kamaruddin.

In a statement, Zuraida said the EC had dismissed Azmin's request for a formal briefing and dialogue with the state government on the matter.

The EC's redelineation proposal released recently has been met with much controversy, with the opposition saying it favours the BN. Even Umno and Gerakan are not completely happy with it.

The request, Zuraida said, was made based on legal advice that Azmin should do so in his capacity as menteri besar, before initiating any further objections.

"All these efforts did not yield any results when the EC, in its letter of response, said that all the answers are available on its website.

"The EC should not see itself as being a part of the BN's machinery, what more as if it has a responsibility to ensure BN's victory," the Ampang MP said.

Zuraida also urged EC chairperson Mohd Hashim Abdullah to resign from his post, if he failed to comprehend his role in ensuring free and fair elections.

"Instead, appoint (electoral reform coalition) Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah as his replacement.

"This way, there will be no more manipulation of electoral boundaries," she said in rallying support for the Nov 19 Bersih 5 rally.

The Selangor government had previously objected to proposals for a snap election to be held in the state, ahead of EC completing its ongoing redelineation exercise.

Azmin, at the time, said the state would respect the people's mandate, and explore other legal means to state the objections to the redelineation.

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