BAGAN DATUK, Malaysia The Election Commission should be accorded the highest level of credibility in the implementation of the laws and regulations pertaining to general elections, said Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said the EC was merely enforcing the laws and regulations which had been debated and approved in Parliament by the MPs who were the policymakers and legislators.
How could the EC be planning to allow the existing government to continue to be in power as the Barisan Nasional has not been in power in Kelantan for 28 years while Penang and Selangor were administered by the opposition and the BN had lost in Perak at one time?
how could an independent commission favour anyone when there are states in opposition hands? So, its transparency should be accepted by all quarters, he said.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Home Minister, was speaking at a media conference after launching the upgrading of Route FT069 from Simpang Empat, Hutan Melintang, to Bagan Datuk and the FT005FT069 Elevated Exchange at Simpang Empat, Hutan Melintang, here today.
Ahmad Zahid, who was asked to comment on the fake news circulating on social media about the EC, said the people should dismiss such news because the EC adhered to the rules and regulations that had been in place for a long time.
He said the EC was not a commission that could be manipulated by those who disputed the execution of the system of democracy in the country.
Ahmad Zahid, who is defending his Bagan Datuk seat in GE14, said he hoped that the people would not believe news discrediting the EC.
Source: NAM News Network