Bersih 2.0 gesa tubuh RCI siasat penipuan PRU14

Sumber: The Malaysian Insight

BERSIH 2.0 menggesa Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja (RCI) bagi kes penipuan pilihan raya pada Pilihan Raya Umum ke 14.

Pemerhati pilihan raya itu berkata, walaupun bekas pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya Hashim Abdullah bersara awal, siasatan komprehensif ke atas suruhanjaya lain dalam badan itu juga perlu dilihat.

“Kami menggesa RCI ditubuhkan bagi menyiasat penipuan pilihan raya dan kesalahan yang berlaku ketika PRU14, dan untuk menyiasat peranan yang dimainkan oleh pesuruhjaya dalam menyelesaikan isu ini atau tidak,” kata jawatankuasa pemandu Bersih 2.0 dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.

“RCI mesti dilengkapkan dalam tempoh enam bulan dari permulaannya.”

Bersih 2.0 turut menggesa enam lagi pesuruhjaya SPR untuk meletakkan jawatan.

“Bersih 2.0 menuntut enam pesuruhjaya untuk meletakkan jawatan mereka serta merta kerana kegagalan mereka menegakkan, mempertahankan dan melaksanakan hak demokrasi untuk mengundi dan juga mengamalkan pilihan raya, bersih, bebas dan adil,” menurut kenyataan itu. Read more

Train lawyers as polling agents to fight fraud, Ambiga tells opposition

Source: The Malaysian Insight

Ambiga Sreenevasan speaks during a public forum on examining issues relating to malapportionment, gerrymandering and electoral fraud in Kuala Lumpur today. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Farhan Nazmi, February 20, 2018.

OPPOSITION parties should train lawyers to be their polling agents as they are well-versed with the law and could be “tough enough” to stand up for their candidates, said Ambiga Sreenevasan.

The National Human Rights Society (Hakam) chairperson spoke of her experience running an election watchdog in the 2013 general election, and said lawyers as polling agents would be able to detect fraud.

“I strongly urge all candidates to get good, tough election agents because they are the ones who make a difference,” she told a forum in Kuala Lumpur today.

She said the opposition lost a lot of ground in GE13 because the polling agents, counting agents and election agents were not tough enough or did not know enough.

“Some of the seats were lost because they were not asserting the rights of their candidates,” said Ambiga, who was former co-chairperson of Bersih, a civil society group advocating for free and fair elections. Read more