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MCA, Gerakan both say 'no' to PJ Utara redelineation

Koh Jun Lin
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Representatives from Gerakan and MCA were among those making their objections heard today at the Election Commission’s (EC) local inquiry of its Petaling Jaya Utara redelineation exercise.

Gerakan deputy speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff, who is his party's prospective candidate for the Bukit Lanjan state constituency, said he is objecting to the EC’s redelineation proposal because it amounted to gerrymandering and malapportionment.

“I consider this gerrymandering of the highest order. In closing – although this is not a valid argument - I am and Muslim and many in the EC are also Muslims.

“If this thing is pushed through and I have spent my own money (on election campaigning) and lost (the election), I will demand retribution in the afterlife from each person who believes in Judgement Day.

“This is totally unfair and is against the spirit of the proper way of carving out constituencies. You have the right (to redraw constituency boundaries) every few years, but this is definitely not the right way (because) you carve out to benefit certain parties,” he told reporters in Shah Alam after recording his objections with the EC.

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