HAKAM Comment: What are these “extra-sensitive job scope of the Election Commission” and other factors which hold Malaysia back from having an automatic voter registration system?
KUALA LUMPUR, March 16 — The extra-sensitive job scope of the Election Commission is among the factors for Malaysia not being ready to implement the automatic voter registration system.
EC Chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said the commission did not want to be blamed for any problems arising from any changes related to voter registration.
“There may be some things which we do not deem serious, but is taken seriously by certain parties. Especially when we make changes. If we are not prepared, but we proceed to do the changes, then many issues will arise,” he said.
Mohamad Hashim said this when appeared as a guest in the Slot Khas Ekspresi programme on Bernama Radio today, discussing the topic of “Voting and the Responsibility of a Citizen”.
He said although there had been calls for the EC to have an automatic voter registration system, the EC was confident that the present system was still efficient. Read more