Bersih will go to court for EC’s land mass data

Source: FMT

Land mass data can be used to justify the size of constituencies that have undergone resizing by the Election Commission, says Bersih 2.0. Pic taken from FMT News.

Land mass data can be used to justify the size of constituencies that have undergone resizing by the Election Commission, says Bersih 2.0. Pic taken from FMT News.

GEORGE TOWN: In a bid to review the actual movement of voters in the latest redelineation exercise, Bersih 2.0 will seek a court order to compel the Election Commission (EC) to reveal land mass data.

Its chairperson, Maria Chin Abdullah, said the land mass information was vital to determine how significant the change was in a particular constituency.

She said with such information, the public can lodge a protest against the redelineation of their constituency.

“Without the information, it would be very difficult for the public to make any objections. So, we will be filing our case.

“It is very important for us to find out how much of the land mass is altered as well,” she told reporters after opening the Bersih photography exhibition at the Town Hall here today.

Chin said the electoral reform group had previously sent in its protest over the transfer of 118,000 voters early in September. Read more