CONSTITUENCY DELINEATION: 62 YEARS OF SUBTERFUGE

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 30 March 2018

In order to view the latest constituency delineation exercise in its proper context, we have to see how the cardinal principle of representative democracy – one person one vote – has been twisted and warped since Independence in 1957. In other words, we have to appreciate “how the trick is done” in order to ensure the Alliance and then the Barisan Nasional remains in power even when they lose the majority votes. Allow me to revisit an article I wrote in 1992, published in Aliran Monthly, 1992: 12(12) and Nanyang Siangpau, 26.11.1992.

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