The Pakatan Harapan Government will free the Election Commission from the grips of the Prime Minister and other politicians by placing the Election Commission fully under Parliamentary monitoring
ERC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said the 16 components include recommendations for electoral systems, election laws, and constituency delimitation, among others.
The government has given the ERC two years to conduct studies on improving the election process. For starters, we have identified 15 components for improvements, which include the possibility of changing the election system from the present one of ‘having the most votes’ to a representational one which is practiced in many other countries. ERC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said.
EC, UNDP to foster cooperation on Malaysian election reforms. Through this cooperation, UNDP will provide EC with technical consultation assistance in improving the electoral rolls and capacity building through Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE).
PH government will table a Bill to amend the Federal Constitution and lower the voting age from 21 to 18 years’ old at the next parliament meeting.
The Election Commission is reviewing the election process, and it will be presented to JKKMAR on May 20.
Interim report on election reforms to be handed over to PM by year end. Among the reforms are registration of voters, the registration of political parties, the electoral system used, re-delineation, the caretaker Government, voter education, media management, political funding, and the duties and responsibilities of theEC.
16 components for electoral reform to be presented to government next year
Q&A with ERC chairman Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
EC, UNDP to foster cooperation on Malaysian election reforms
Minister: Constitutional change to drop voting age at next Parliament meeting