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Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

EC seems to be hard at work in gerrymandering and malapportionment in BN's favour for the next GE

This is the best graphic to explain the effects of gerrymandering:




















As to malapportionment in an electoral system, it is defined as 'poorly apportioned, especially divided, organized, or structured in a manner that prevents large sections of a population from having equitable representation in a legislative body'. Put simply, it is unfair to have a constituency having 150,000 voters and another with only 15,000 voters. In other words, the voters in the big constituency has only 1/10 of voting power of the small one. Instead of correcting the unfair distribution of voters, EC seems unconcern about it.

'The Election Commission (EC), after 13 years and three election cycles, on Thursday announced the commencement of a nationwide redelineation exercise.
Within hours, the opposition rained a torrent of criticism against the EC, accusing the commission of trying to engineer the redelineation in BN's favour.
Much of these criticisms were focused on Selangor, where the number of voters in the parliamentary seats were dramatically altered.
Malaysiakini looked at the patterns to see if there were any merits to claims that the EC was up to no good.
We first listed all parliamentary seats in Selangor based on the majorities won by BN or the federal opposition, in an ascending order.
This was then compared with how much the respective seats were enlarged, or shrunk, in terms of voters under the latest redelineation exercise.
From the simple analysis, it was found that parliamentary seats in Selangor that were won by the opposition by more than 60 percent of the votes cast, with the exception of Puchong, were all enlarged.'


Read more: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/355963#ixzz4Kf0gDFIk


The Malay Mail: Election Commission changes names for 12 parliamentary, 34 state seats - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/election-commission-changes-names-for-12-parliamentary-34-state-seats#sthash.xTOHT1Ux.dpuf


Malaysiakini: 

MP: Bukit Aman voters moved in to cause Nurul Izzah's defeat


Haris Ibrahim's take on this vital issue:

Let this redelineation thru and we’re stuck with these robbers and thieves another 50 years


Kim Quek's comment in Facebook on Tony Pua's

Pua livid over EC proposal despite possibility of increasing majority


'Such ugly re-delineation exercise is akin to outright daylight robbery – robbing seats from the opposition to pass them on to the ruling coalition by shifting voters around from one constituency to another so as to maximise BN’s chances of winning.
Has our EC degraded to such a wretched state that it feels no shame to perform such bare-faced perverted acts as henchmen for BN?
All Malaysians who love this country must strongly oppose such abominable subversion of democracy and flagrant violation of the letter and spirit of our democratic constitution, and fight every inch of the way – both inside and outside the court room – to prevent the EC and BN from succeeding in their evil design.'

For a more comprehensive report from Malaysiakini:

Boundary changes proposed for all KL, T'ganu parliamentary seats

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