Redelineation report will result in increased ethnic segregation, group says

Source: The Malay Mail Online

The 14th general election is due in four months and the EC’s current redelineation proposal is largely expected to be gazetted and be used in time for the national polls. ― Picture by Choo Choy May

PETALING JAYA, March 29 — The Election Commission’s redelineation report will result in increased ethnic segregations as it packs different races into different constituencies, a group has said.

Tindak Malaysia (TM) mapping adviser Danesh Prakash Chacko said this occured in Perak where Malay voters were moved into Barisan Nasional territories.

“Chinese voters are packed into Pakatan Harapan seats, while Indian voters are packed into marginally BN areas,” he told the Malay Mail.

Danesh said the Indian voters in Perak could be used to swing the tide, as certain seats have significant number of Indians.

“Another factor to swing the vote would be the Orang Asli, who traditionally favour BN, even though their areas are not affected by the redelineation exercise,” he said. Read more

The value of your vote — Tindak Malaysia

Source: BFM

 The prospect of upcoming elections has sent droves of eager Malaysians to registrations booths, to sign up to vote. This evening, Caroline Oh chats with SV Singam, of Tindak Malaysia and together, they explore the value of all our votes as well as the potential impact the EC’s latest re-delineation exercise may have on the country’s next general elections.