KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 ― Selangor PKR rejected today calls for an early election in the state despite concerns over the electoral redelineation exercise that’s said to favour Barisan Nasional (BN).
The party said it would instead use all avenues and get the state government, local councils and voters to compile objections against the proposed redrawing of electoral boundaries, including taking legal action against the Election Commission (EC).
“Keadilan Selangor again stresses that we will not betray the mandate given by the people of Selangor during the previous 13th general election.
“Therefore, Keadilan Selangor REJECTS all efforts to have snap polls by any party,” said Zuraida Kamaruddin, deputy chair of the Selangor PKR leadership council, in a statement.
The DAP called yesterday for state polls to be held in Selangor before the EC gets approval for its redelineation exercise.
Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s office, however, rejected the suggestion and said the people’s mandate to the Pakatan state government must be respected.
The EC has proposed to alter the electoral boundaries of several parliamentary and state constituencies in all states bar Perlis, Labuan and Putrajaya.