By Singa Terhormat
“O ye who believe! Why say ye that which ye do not? It is most hateful in the sight of Allah that ye say that which ye do not” – Surah As-Saff (61) verses 2 and 3 of the Holy Qur’an.
PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim’s plea to Australia to ensure the next Malaysian general election is clean and free is
“disgusting and an embarrassment to the people”, says Election Commission (EC) deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar.
It is disgraceful of the opposition leader to seek foreign interference in the country’s election process, today’s New Straits Times quotes Wan Ahmad as saying. ”It’s unbecoming of him. Any sensible government in the world, especially those advanced democratic nations, would not intervene in other countries’ business. (emphasis added)
Uzbekistan Election Fair, Say Malaysian Observers
By V. Sankara
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 (Bernama) — Despite several criticisms made by the West, Malaysian observers who witnessed Uzbekistan’s presidential election on Dec 23 found it to be democratic, transparent, peaceful and fair.
Election Commission (EC) deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar who headed a six-man Malaysian observer team to monitor the election said international observers were given the freedom to choose the locations in making their observations.
The election, he said was conducted in 14 regions of Uzbekistan with 8,250 polling centres and that some 16 million people out of its 26 million population were eligible to vote.
Wan Ahmad also said Malaysian observers were given qualified interpreters to communicate with the voters there.
“In this aspect, it was very easy to gather details from the voters,” he told Bernama.
Commenting on the ballot boxes, Wan Ahmad said transparent ballot boxes were used in the election.
“It was very easy to scrutinize since everything was transparent,” he said.