0.3pct would have seen BN retain S’gor, EC told

Nigel Aw (MKini)

12:36PM Apr 17, 2012
Bersih has slammed the Election Commission’s (EC) assertion that the 42,051 dubious voters amount to only 0.3 percent of the electoral roll, saying this would have led to a different outcome in the 2008 polls in Selangor.

“Small numbers of votes can make a big difference but the EC is downplaying this,” steering committee member Wong Chin Huat (left) told a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.

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“The EC does not reveal this situation but instead gives half-truths and inaccurate facts.”

For instance, he said, it would have taken only 10,158 votes to swing nine of the most marginal seats won by Pakatan Rakyat to BN in Selangor in 2008.

This would have allowed BN to maintain power with 29 seats to Pakatan’s 27 seats, said Wong, who is a political scientist.

Pakatan had won Selangor with 36 seats to BN’s 20 seats..

More pressing, is that the 0.3 percent would have been enough for the BN to regain power in Selangor with a bigger majority.

Again based on the 2008 results, he said 41,459 votes would have swung the 19 most marginal seats won by Pakatan to BN – leading to 39 seats for BN and 17 for Pakatan.

At federal level, meanwhile, it would have taken just 41,653 votes to swing 25 of the most marginal parliamentary seats won by BN to Pakatan.

BN now has 137 seats in Parliament while Pakatan holds 75 and the remaining 10 are held by PSM, SAPP and Independents.

‘Letters sent to police, DBKL’

Bersih co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan said Bersih had submitted letters to the Dang Wangi district police headquarters and to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), in relation to the Bersih 3.0 sit-in scheduled for April 28 at Dataran Merdeka.

“We sent (the letters) yesterday evening and we would expect that they will receive it by today,” she said.

Both the police and DBKL have not commented on whether Bersih will be allowed to use the venue, instead calling on the coalition to engage them first.

3 thoughts on “0.3pct would have seen BN retain S’gor, EC told

  1. Because of the Election Commission, BN will win the 13th GE. BN are the thieves of Putrajaya. They will win but many of the rakyat will hate them.

  2. The EC needs the deceitful and corrupted scumbags and parasites from Umno to be reelected and thus the EC too will be retained in their ivy tower by them. The EC then can continue the deception without their rice bowl be disrupted and most of all their years of deceptions being revealed.
    How else do you think the most hated man in Malaysia the grand son of the pariah from Kerala, the shenanigan Mahathir stayed as P.M. for 22 years ? Just like Gaddafi and Mubarak they too stayed on in power and most of al they too had many ‘supporters’ and cronies and where are these cronies now ? Take these men as examples of what will happen to you when you are gone, with your corpse paraded in the mall and me shitting and peeing onto the decaying body. Above all with millions of Malaysians rejoicing the passing away of the most corrupted mentor dictator Malaysia had ever known. Fire crackers will be let off by the millions, defying the ban of their use, three cheers for the demise of the most hated man !

  3. Salam dr dzul

    I am among one of the many professionals who would like to appeal to Pas to break away from Pr and stand by its own against BN.

    With the recent moderation of Pas stance in term of its long term direction of Islamic state led by the ‘knowledgeable’ among its leadership, Pas is on the right track to be the best party to led Malaysia to a great future. And to do that Pas has to go alone to convince Malaysians of its vision of Malaysia.

    Doing that on Pr platform will just constrain Pas. As we know that Dap and Pkr has their own visions for Malaysia, and Pr is the platform of compromise it remains much to be desired on how far these 2 parties will tolerate Pas own visions

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