PAS Youth rejects postal vote regulations

(The Star) – PUTRAJAYA: A four-member PAS Youth delegation presented a memorandum to the Election Commission protesting several regulations on postal voting for the Bagan Pinang by-election and for subsequent elections.

Led by its information chief Suhaizan Kaiat, the wing gave the memorandum to commission principal assistant secretary for elections Abdul Hamid Ali at the commission headquarters here after a 20-minute dialogue.

Abdul Hamid said the merits of the memorandum would be discussed at another meeting on Sept 28 with Pakatan Rakyat’s top leadership, where PAS vice-president Salehuddin Ayub and secretary-general Datuk Mustafa Ali were expected to attend.

The memorandum rejected the use of Form II provided under Regulation 12 of the Elections (Postal Voting) Regulations 2003 because it violated the secrecy of voting, said Suhaizan.

Abdul Hamid refused to comment on the memorandum, saying he would leave that to the commission chairman at the Sept 28 meeting.