KUALA LUMPUR — March 14, 2019: The Election Commission (EC) is studying the delineation of electoral boundaries approved last year to see if it was implemented fairly and within the law.
It will analyse the effects of the delineation on aspects like the economy, racial diversity and voting trends. The EC is also looking into political funding.
“We only want to see if Parliament can decide to nullify what has been decided and if it can amend or not, because if we go by the federal Constitution, it cannot because it (delineation) can only do done once in eight years.
“That is why we are looking at it; we are studying the content, if it was fair or not and then we will submit proposals to Parliament,” said EC chairman Azhar Azizan Harun aftera round table iscussion on the general election reformations’ programme today.
In March last year, Parliament approved the motion for the delineation of electoral boundaries, with 129 MPs supporting and 80 opposing following bloc voting.
The names of 12 Parliamentary and 12 state constituencies were changed.
The machine is seen as safer because it does not rely on the Internet so there is no possibility of it being hacked.
“But we have to ensure that the software used does not include any data that could change the polling data,” remarked Azhar.