Parliamentary Select Committee May Address Validity Of Electoral Roll

By Thursday August 18th, 2011 No Comments

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 18 (Bernama) – The establishment of a Parliamentary Select Committee may hopefully address issues pertaining to validity of the electoral list.

Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan said he was confident the public welcomes establishment of the committee that will ensure compliance with election rules and the correct method to register voters.

“It takes into account all matters raised by certain quarters, including the opposition who are dissatisfied with the electoral system.

“We hope that issues like phantom voters, non-Malaysian citizen voters and deceased voters will no longer be raised,” he told Bernama here Thursday.

Pairin was commenting establishment of the committee announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in an effort to improve the election process in the country.

The committee provide an opportunity for members of parliament from the opposition engage in discussion in the committee to ensure transparency and meet expectation of all quarters.

Establishment of the Parliamentary Select Committee would also enhance the image of countries that practice democracy.

Pairin hopes that the plan to allow Malaysian students abroad to vote would be given indepth study to prevent a dispute such as postal voters.

Source : Bernama

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