Monday, August 19, 2013

It’s Bersih 4.0 if EC does not clean up its act, and electoral rolls, warns Ambiga


AUGUST 18, 2013
LATEST UPDATE: AUGUST 18, 2013 09:05 PM
A street rally has been promised if the Election Commission proceeds with its delineation of parliamentary and state constituency boundaries before cleaning up the electoral rolls.
Bersih co-chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenavasan  (pic)  vowed that the Bersih 4.0 rally will be held.
"This is not a threat. It is a promise," Ambiga said, adding that it had to be taken out to the streets to make those in power realise that the people were serious about their demand for reforms.
Besides the electoral roll, the indelible ink issue during the general election was another sticky issue which the EC has not taken responsibility for.
The ongoing Royal Commission of Inquiry on illegal immigrants in Sabah has clearly revealed that the electoral roll in Malaysia needed to be cleaned up, The Star reported her as saying.
"If the EC proceeds with the delineation exercise without cleaning up the electoral rolls, nothing will change and we will be stuck for the next eight years," she said.
She was addressing a crowd at a Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) fundraising dinner at a school hall in Kuala Lumpur last night.
"When Bersih 4.0 will be held depends on the response of the EC," Ambiga said.
She added that Bersih's focus was now on the People's Tribunal on the 13th general election. The tribunal will be held between September 18 and 23.
The tribunal is to hear proof of alleged irregularities and fraud during the recent polls. Six independent local and foreign parties will review the materials and evidence.
Since the RCI in Sabah began early this year, numerous witnesses have testified on Project IC, where illegal immigrants were issued identity cards indiscriminately to boost the Malay vote in the state.
Witnesses such as former Sandakan chief district officer Hassnar Ebrahim, former senator Dr Chong Eng Leong and Serdang MP Dr Ong Kian Ming have told the RCI about these immigrants being registered on the electoral roll after they received their identity cards. - August 18, 2013.
~ The Malaysian Insider

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