The Election Commission(SPR) is neither neutral nor independent but a biased tool of BN by parroting BN’s attacks on Selangor PR state government’s decision to hold separate state elections from the 13th general elections. Election Commission deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar claims that holding a separate state election from the 13th general election will not only be costly, but will also disrupt classes and put teachers in disarray ignores the fact that no such objections were made by EC when Sabah and Sarawak held separate elections.
Is the EC questioning the competence and professionalism of the police when Wan Ahmad claims that a separate state election would also put public order at risk as the police would have to be redeployed to maintain security due to different campaigning periods? Such claims is not only dismissive of the police but also humiliating for the country if our security forces are unable to maintain security during the polling period. Is the EC then going to suggest that the Malaysian government apply for United Nations troop monitors to maintain security during the polling period?
The EC should focus on their core competency or business of managing the election process professionally in an orderly, free and fair manner. I regret that the EC has still not replied to my letter authorising the EC to conduct local government elections for the Penang and Seberang Perai municipal councils. In my letter, dated Aug 30, I had reminded the EC that the Penang Local Government Elections (Penang Island and Province Wellesley) Enactment 2012 was passed in May and has been been gazetted since July 5.
Under Article 113(4) of the Federal Constitution, “Federal or State law may authorize the Election Commission to conduct elections…”, the Penang state government requests the EC to run the election for local government authories for Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang and Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai. However instead of doing their constitutional duty by replying to my letter, EC appears more interested in either defending or being the attacking forces for BN.
在联邦宪法第113（4）条文，“联邦或州政府可以授权选委会举办选举… …” ，槟州政府要求选委会为槟岛市议会及威省市议会举办地方政府选举，但是，他们不但没有履行宪法义务，回复我的信函，反而更热衷于为国阵辩护、或者为国阵的攻击爪牙。