Monday, 24 May 2010

Change to your correct address – DAP 行动党呼吁民众更改正确的投票地址

The Sabah DAP vice chairman Edward Ewol Mujie said that while he was in the Hulu Selangor recently to help to campaign in the Hulu Selangor parliamentary by-election, he learnt that there are about 13,000 voters has their polling centre change in this vast constituency.  He said the changed was discovered by the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) election director for the Lulu Selangor parliamentary by-election, Fauziah Salleh and she seeks clarification from the Election Commission (EC).   The EC clarified that the change of the polling centre for about 13,000 voters was to avoid congestion at the polling stations and it was normal exercises carried out not only in the Hulu Selangor but also throughout the country from time to time whenever the EC felt if deemed necessary for the convenient of the voters concerned.
However, this clarification was disputed by PKR, and felt that the EC should be more transparence and responsible and what the EC should have done was to notify all political parties regarding the change of the polling centre for all the voters who are affected.  What happened if this changed was not discovered earlier.  Surely there will be chaos and confusion on polling day.    The worst part is that these 13,000 odd voters will be deprived of their rights to votes.
沙巴民主行动党副主席爱德华慕吉表示,当他前往参与乌鲁雪兰莪国会议席补选的竞选,有报告说有一万三千名的选民被转移到其他投票中心或选区而失去投 票权。 爱德华说,乌鲁雪兰莪州补选中发现该事件,已即刻要求选举委员会(EC)澄清。 选举委员会告诉说,更改一万三千名选民的投票中心是为了避免该投票站面对挤塞问题,他们说这是正常的程序。 这不仅是会在雪兰莪州如此做,而且在整个国家各选区不时会有这样的更改。 选举委员会是以选民的方便而做出更改投票站的举动。

公正党对当局给予的澄清具有争议性,并认为选举委员会应该要更加透明化和负责任,他们应该通知所有的政党有关更改投票站的事,尤其是这会影响选民的 投票率。 如果没有发现这项更改投票站的事,当然会造成选民面对投票地点和投选的混乱。 最糟糕的是,这些一万三千多名的选民将被剥夺了他们的投票权。



Edward urged all those voters in Sabah who came from West Malaysia who are residing in Sabah to change their addresses on their MyCard  from the address  in West Malaysia address to their address now in Sabah.  Then with the new MyCard address, they should register with the EC(SPR) or notified them for the change.  This is because many West Malaysian who had been voting in Sabah for many times was not allowed to vote due to EC had based on their old address transferred them back to West Malaysia to vote.

Edward also said that the DAP Sabah mobile service will be doing the registration of new voters at Kedai Kopi 88 at Asia City, Kota Kinabalu, on Wednesday, 28.04.2010 from 8.00am to 2.00pm.   All those who has attained the age of 21 years old are cordially invited to register as voters.


By : Sabah DAP vice chairman, Edward Ewol Mujie


行动党呼吁民众更改正确的投票地址

沙巴民主行动党副主席爱德华慕吉表示,当他前往参与乌鲁雪兰莪国会议席补选的竞选,有报告说有一万三千名的选民被转移到其他投票中心或选区 而失去投票权。 爱德华说,乌鲁雪兰莪州补选中发现该事件,已即刻要求选举委员会(EC)澄清。 选举委员会告诉说,更改一万三千名选民的投票中心是为了避免该投票站面对挤塞问题,他们说这是正常的程序。 这不仅是会在雪兰莪州如此做,而且在整个国家各选区不时会有这样的更改。 选举委员会是以选民的方便而做出更改投票站的举动。

公正党对当局给予的澄清具有争议性,并认为选举委员会应该要更加透明化和负责任,他们应该通知所有的政党有关更改投票站的事,尤其是这会影响选民的 投票率。 如果没有发现这项更改投票站的事,当然会造成选民面对投票地点和投选的混乱。 最糟糕的是,这些一万三千多名的选民将被剥夺了他们的投票权。

爱德华呼吁所有来自西马而定居在沙巴州的西马人,即刻把他们身份证上的西马旧住址改为现有的沙巴州住址。 然后用有新住址的身份证,向选举委员会要求重新登记在沙巴投票。 这是为什么有许多曾经在沙巴州投票多次的西马人,不得再投票,因为选举委员会根据他们的西马旧地址把他们转移回到西马投票。

爱德华说,沙巴民主行动党将在亚庇亚洲城的88茶餐室进行流动服务及登记新选民活动,日期是4月28日星期三,时间从早上8点到下午 2.00。 凡是已经达到21岁而还没有登记为选民的青年人,请前往登记,以履行公民的职责。