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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DoJ says its court filings based on reasonable facts

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) said whatever information it has released regarding its 1Malaysia Development Bhd civil lawsuits are based on details that it believes can be upheld in court. However, it also cautioned that one should not draw any conclusions about the guilt or innocence of anyone simply because they had been named in the documents. The DoJ told Malaysiakini via email: “The law requires we allege sufficiently detailed facts to establish a reasonable belief that we will prevail at trial. “This means we have to allege…

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Breaking Down Democracy: Goals, Methods, and Strategies of Modern Authoritarians [Report]

Key Findings Modern authoritarianism has succeeded, where previous totalitarian systems failed, due to new strategies of repression, the exploitation of open societies, and the spread of illiberal policies in democratic countries themselves. Russia, under President Putin, has played an outsized role in the development of modern authoritarian systems, especially in media control, propaganda, the smothering of civil society, and the weakening of political pluralism. The toxic combination of unfair elections and “majoritarianism” is spreading to illiberal leaders in what are still partly democratic countries. Increasingly, populist politicians—once in office—claim the…

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Nice Money For Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC)

20th June The Treasurer General of the Malaysian Indian Congress has been amongst the most vocal defenders of the Prime Minister with respect to the devastating new findings of the DOJ. Yesterday S Vell Paari came out supporting a list of all the top comical excuses drummed up over 1MDB: Malaysia had not been consulted, he lied; Malaysia is still investigating 1MDB, he again lied; the new case holds nothing new, he yet again lied; this was all a plot by unnamed Malaysian ‘opposition figures’, he then claimed and to…

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What happens when you ‘kena bantah’?

What is ‘Bantahan’? As a check against phantom voters, ordinary citizens may submit an objection or ‘bantahan‘ against a suspicious application to become a voter, such as 70 people living at one address. This is provided for under regulation 15 of the Elections (Registration of Electors) Act. How do you know your application has been ‘dibantah’? When you check here, your status is marked as ‘dibantah’ (objected). What do I do if I kena bantah? Contact SPR’s office to check on the date and time of your inquiry. Find a representative (friend…

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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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