PETALING JAYA: Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 Chairman Maria Chin Abdullah has slammed the latest re-delineation exercise carried out by the Election Commission (EC), labelling it as totally unjustified.
Speaking to FMT, she pointed out that the Subang parliamentary seat, which is currently held by PKR’s Sivarasa Rasiah, had been severely reduced in number of voters after the exercise was carried out.
“Sivarasa used to have three DUNs (assemblypersons) in his area, but now he only has two DUNs because he lost Bukit Lanjan.
“They actually shifted almost 50,000 voters from his area. That is a lot. What is the justification?
“And that area was his main support base because Bandar Utama, Tropicana and Damansara are all there.
“Now, he is left with only Paya Jaras and Kota Damansara. Paya Jaras has an army camp whereas Kota Damansara is an Umno seat.
“From over 100,000 voters in his area, it is reduced to about 73,000 now.”
At the same time, Tony Pua’s parliamentary seat Petaling Jaya Utara, which is “just over the border” was bloated with 160,000 voters, she said. Read more