Gerrymandering explained:

“… the smallest constituency in Malaysia was 13 percent of the national average while the largest was 288 percent, in contrast to the UK’s which smallest and largest constituency are 77 percent and 153 percent of the national average respectively…If the EC is sincere, it should redraw all the constituencies, this is not gerrymandering, this is outright cheating.”  – Ng Chak Ngoon said at public hearing by the parliamentary select committee (PSC) on electoral reform

Let’s recap the initial eight demands made by Bersih 2.0:

1. Clean the electoral roll
The electoral roll is marred with irregularities such as deceased persons and multiple persons registered under a single address or non-existent addresses. The electoral roll must be revised and updated to wipe out these ‘phantom voters’. The rakyat have a right to an electoral roll that is an accurate reflection of the voting population.

In the longer term, BERSIH 2.0 also calls for the EC to implement an automated voter registration system upon eligibility to reduce irregularities.

2. Reform postal ballot
The current postal ballot system must be reformed to ensure that all citizens of Malaysia are able to exercise their right to vote. Postal ballot should not only be open for all Malaysian citizens living abroad, but also for those within the country who cannot be physically present in their voting constituency on polling day. Police, military and civil servants too must vote normally like other voters if not on duty on polling day.

The postal ballot system must be transparent. Party agents should be allowed to monitor the entire process of postal voting.

3. Use of indelible ink
Indelible ink must be used in all elections. It is a simple, affordable and effective solution in preventing voter fraud. In 2007, the EC decided to implement the use of indelible ink. However, in the final days leading up to the 12th General Elections, the EC decided to withdraw the use of indelible ink citing legal reasons and rumours of sabotage.

BERSIH 2.0 demands for indelible ink to be used for all the upcoming elections. Failure to do so will lead to the inevitable conclusion that there is an intention to allow voter fraud. (more…)

Ohhhaiii Dayaks! Right, let us say thank you to Ezam for directly causing BN to lose another ‘minor setback’ KT by-election. Heh, joining Umno probably the best service he did to the opposition in general as the more Ezam moan, the more BN will lose so keep up the good work and stay forever in Umno. Bwahahaha, sorry. The next pit stop got to be the Korrupt Kurup for BN to lose so Sabah Umno must bring Ezam in, again! Likewise here, we should support SUPP being led by the same old Dinos and we must let more criticism from J*bu as all of them will the reverse the effect, unnecessarily angered voters’ intelligence to the opposition’s advantage. Speaking of insulting voters’ intelligence, the issue of vote-buying perhaps another unsolved mystery for Transparency International tried to unravel but given just how wonderful the world of money politics can be it’s better to leave it for all of us to enjoy it for fun since that is the purpose of democracy according to BN: for fun.

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Previously when I mentioned how enthusiastic my fellow rural Dayak folks to the idea of taking BN money to vote for opposition instead, really, they enjoy it like a bunch of masturbating monkeys. No offence since all these while throughout their life the only version of democracy they know is the one that is corrupted and narrow version by BN with the exploitation by BN in playing donkey-and-carrot in delay tactics for development to keep them poor for ease of control. The value of their vote deliberately made worthless to the point that their vote is just another traded commodity or the face value of their vote is not by conscience but for fun. The fun factor here is that BN is enjoying splashing money to them just as fun for the Dayaks in receiving that free money. Looking at it is the same way for some stock traders that tracking those stocks that falls below their face value or NTA (net tangible asset) in which those undervalued stocks ought to be performed better thus it’s worth buying and keeping it at dirt cheap price. It’s like buying some junk foods and lucky for you not to swallow some razors but that is the fun part, enjoying eating craps while depleting your brain cells. (more…)