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Establish Parliamentary Select Committee for Electoral Re-delimitation

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PETALING JAYA, 24 May: Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will urge the Prime Minister to set up a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) to review the seat re-delimitation which is fairer, said Petaling Jaya Utara Member of Parliament, Tony Pua.

According to Tony, the delimitation will allow the two political coalitions, PR and Umno-BN, to discuss for a fairer and just electoral system.

He said that the proposal will be submitted by PR in the House of Representatives session which will convene in June.

“I want to suggest to the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak in the next Parliamentary session to prepare a select committee to conduct a study so that the country will have a fair electoral system.

“We hope that Umno-BN will hear this request,” he told more than 3,000 supporters after the PR Thanksgiving Assembly at the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) field last night.

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PR will use the increase of its members in Parliament to enable for the election constituency delimitation to be done fairly when the Election Commission (EC) implements the delimitation at the end of the year.

The leader of the coalition previously issued a statement where if the matter involves additional seats, two-thirds majority consent is needed to approve the changes before being approved by the House of Representatives.

At this point, BN does not have a two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives, with only 133 seats while PR has 89 seats. Therefore it needs the support of the opposition for the purpose.

Meanwhile, Lembah Pantai Member of Parliament, Nurul Izzah Anwar said that the PR leadership will fight to the end in Parliament to oppose the fraud committed by Umno-BN.

She also urged the people to reject the government which blatantly practices racism and corruption in its administration.

“We will do everything possible to expose the fraud committed by Umno-BN. We will never bow to a government which is racist and corrupt.

“We will fight to the end and ensure that the re-delimitation of unused seats will not be used to bring victory to Umno-BN. We are a coalition that will implement reform in Malaysia,” she said.

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