The worst instances of gerrymandering and malapportionment under the Election Commission’s redelineation exercise may not materialise, according to Penang Institute fellow Wong Chin Huat.
He said such manipulations are a “double-edged sword,” and would not necessarily be in the EC’s final proposal.
“Delineational manipulations are a double-edged sword. They don't guarantee victory but they amplify the gains or loses.
“It would make it easier for BN to win two-thirds if it retains a substantial part of its support base. However, if enough voters swing, BN might be worse hit,” he told Malaysiakini yesterday...