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Why is state seat bigger than parliamentary seats, voter asks EC

Why is state seat bigger than parliamentary seats, voter asks EC

A Subang Jaya voter has taken the Election Commission to task for enlarging the state constituency, even though it already has more voters than other parliamentary constituencies in Selangor.

Long-time Subang Jaya resident Theresa Ratnam said this was the complaint she raised when she attended the EC’s local inquiry today, to object the commission’s proposal on the Kelana Jaya parliamentary constituency, and the Subang Jaya state constituency within it.

Currently, Subang Jaya has 62,687 voters, while Kelana Jaya has 101,603 voters.

After redelineation, Subang Jaya would have 66,059 voters, while Kelana Jaya would be renamed “Subang” and would have 128,330 voters. The existing Subang parliamentary constituency will be named “Sungai Buloh.”

“By virtue of it being enlarged, then you are looking at the administration, the enforcement, the social issues. How can one assemblyperson or one parliamentarian oversee the whole administration?

“By virtue of that, we have submitted that EC must review their recommendation, and instead of enlarging (the constituency), see if we can have smaller constituencies,” Theresa told reporters after attending the local inquiry.

“Because N31 (Subang Jaya) is going to be bigger than P092 (Sabak Bernam) and P093 (Sungai Besar).

“They are going to be smaller than state assembly seats. How can that be? There is no justification,” she added.

The Sabak Bernam and Sungai Besar parliamentary constituencies would only have 37,126 voters and 42,833 voters, respectively, after redelineation.

The management consultant, who has lived in Subang Jaya since 1989, said she urged the EC to review their proposal and justify their intentions.

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Why is state seat bigger than parliamentary seats, voter asks EC
27 Dec 2017 – malaysiakini

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