EC Constituency Boundary Review Proposals Deeply Flawed; Violate International Conventions

5th February 2015 The end of the month-long objection period of the recent Constituency Boundary Review in Sarawak has shown that the Election Commission's (EC) current method and process of delimiting and delineating constituencies is deeply flawed. The record number of objections (56) this time round as opposed to only 26 in 2005, to the EC's proposals and one judicial review of the whole delimitation/delineation process (along with of possibilities of lawsuits to come) indicates deep voter dissatisfaction with the EC's current manner of undertaking constituency boundary reviews. The process - and indeed the EC itself - requires serious and substantive reforms. Continue reading

Civil Society Questions Rationale of SPR's Delineation Proposals

20th January 2015 Rise of Sarawak Efforts (ROSE), a group of concerned citizens, is unhappy with the un-equalised constituencies proposed by the Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) in its recent electoral delineation and delimitation exercise. Continue reading