DAP's Rasah MP Anthony Loke has slammed the Election Commission (EC) for not implementing the recommendations of the parliamentary select committee (PSC) on electoral reform according to the time frame given.
He is unhappy that the EC was merely practising a "public relations exercise" over the past four months by coming out with many excuses for not implementing the recommendations.
Speaking at a press conference today, Loke, who was in the nine-member PSC, said among the recommendations the EC had yet to fulfil are the mechanism to allow Malaysians who live overseas to vote.
The other important recommendations are guidelines for a caretaker government once Parliament is dissolved and the cleaning up of the electoral roll as per the defects revealed by the Malaysian Institute of Microelectronic Systems (Mimos).
He said the EC was given a time frame of 45 days to three months, after the report was tabled in the Parliament on April 2, to implement the recommendations. However, nothing had been done till today.
"It has been more than four months since the PSC report on electoral reform was tabled in Parliament, but the EC has yet to demonstrate its commitment to implement the recommendations made," Loke added.
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