Resources

This page is dedicated to resources and information regarding elections and the electoral process in Malaysia. To learn more about the electoral process, click here.   LAWS OF MALAYSIA (Updated 2016) Elections Act 1958 Electoral Commission Act 1957  Elections Offences Act 1954 Elections (Postal Voting) Regulations 2003 Elections (Registration of Electors) Regulations 2002   NOTIFICATION IN THE GAZETTE 14.01.2013 Notification under Paragraph 3(1)(e)   FORMS Borang 1B (Application to become a postal voter)   COURT CASES (2012) The MOV6 Case – Teo Hoon Seong & Ors v Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya

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Distrust, history hold the final key to PH puzzle

IT may be the last piece in Pakatan Harapan’s jigsaw puzzle, but it is the hardest yet: who should lead the opposition coalition into GE14? The key to this PH dilemma revolves around Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the 92-year-old former prime minister, who stepped down 14 years ago. Sources told The Malaysian Insight while DAP, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia and Amanah have agreed that Dr Mahathir be the “face of PH” going into the 14thgeneral election, there is a faction within PKR which opposes him. “Three of the parties have already…

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PMO calls latest DoJ suits ‘unproven allegations’

THE unnecessary and gratuitous naming of certain matters and individuals by the US Justice Department (DoJ) will only open the door to domestic political manipulation and interference, said the Prime Minister’s Office today. In a statement issued early today, the Prime Minister’s Office noted its concern that there was a motivation that went beyond the objective of seizing assets in the DoJ’s latest filing. “We note the United States Department of Justice’s (DoJ) latest civil lawsuits brought against various assets. The Malaysian government will fully cooperate with any lawful investigation…

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Hearing of Challenges to the Election Commission Should be Fair to All Parties

The Malaysian Bar is concerned about recent news reports stating that the Chief Justice of Malaysia has ordered that the hearing of two legal challenges against the Election Commission (“EC”) in relation to the ongoing electoral redelineation exercise be expedited to 20 June 2017. In the first of these two cases, involving the State of Selangor and the EC, case management had been set for 6 July 2017.  This relates to appeals by both parties with respect to the decision of the High Court.  The Registrar of the Court of…

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Najib Dished Out Over Half A Billion From 1MDB Slush Fund For BN Election Expenses (Sarawak Report)

Sarawak Report now has comprehensive figures, showing exactly how Prime Minister Najib Razak distributed the money he stole from the 1MDB Development Fund during the period of the last 2013 election. Apart from tens of millions spent on luxury goods, jewellery shops, motor-car retailers and the odd handout to family members, associates and consultants, the majority of the spending went on UMNO and its political allies. The handouts total over RM600 million, which Najib himself dished over in a series of more than 130 cheques signed out of the accounts…

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The New Election Boundaries: Where GE-14 will be won or lost

Earlier this month, in historic legal victories, BERSIH 2.0 Outreach Officer Chan Tsu Chong along with six others were granted leave and a stay order to challenge the Election Commission’s (EC) delineation proposals in Melaka. This means the process of re-drawing the election boundaries for Melaka has been suspended until the court case is completed. This builds upon the work already done in Selangor to challenge the new proposals. The importance of these legal challenges for the fate of the Fourteenth General Election (GE14) can’t be overstated. The EC’s motivations…

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Interview with Global Bersih : On GE-14

Can you please briefly share with us the background of Global Bersih and when was it established? Following the success of Bersih 2 and 3 and catalysed by GE13, Global Bersih was officially formed in 2014 as an NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland. Its primary purpose is to support Malaysian civil society’s campaign for democracy and free and fair elections in a more formal, concerted and co-ordinated approach. All our steering committee members are unpaid volunteers, as is our network of city coordinators. In your opinion, should every Malaysian who…

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M’sians Living Overseas, What You Need To Do If You Want To Vote In GE14 (Malaysian Digest)

Over the course several months, there have been heavy speculations that we might not have to wait a full five years for the next General Election (GE). As a matter of fact, the year 2017 kicked off with Malaysians rushing off to the post office to be registered as voters to exercise their right to vote. While those based in Malaysia can easily sign up and perhaps endure a long waiting period as they wait their turn to be registered, the same cannot be said for Malaysians who are based…

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  EC must protect the right of all overseas Malaysians to vote in GE-14

  22nd March 2017  EC must protect the right of all overseas Malaysians to vote in GE-14   The Electoral Commission must uphold the right of Malaysians overseas to vote in the upcoming General Elections (GE14) by taking all appropriate and necessary  actions to enfranchise overseas Malaysians in accessing their right to vote, and to ensure a smooth process in registering overseas voters and implementing advance voting ballots for postal voters. There are approximately 1.4 million Malaysians living overseas (source: World Bank).   Under Section 2 of the Election (Registration of…

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