Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 19:53:48 -0700 (PDT)
Local: Sat, May 23 2009 10:53 am
Subject: Soon there will be no voting in Malaysia
Those of you who hate voting will realise your dreams. The recent
appeal court has decided that it is not necessary to vote in order to
make a decision regarding "confidence of the majority" since there is
no mention of it in the phrase that any voting is required.
Similarly for all elections. There is no such word in the phrase in
determining that an assembly man has the confidence of the registered
voters which is to be decided by the Election Commission.
You may argue that votes are to be counted in an election but
similarly for all elected house assemblies. Votes should be counted.
Now a show of hand is sufficient. Similarly for the Election
Commission just because there is no word in the sentence that voting
is required in order to determine the person who has the confidence of
The court is very clear in stating that this applies only to the Perak
Assembly which implies that the Federal Assembly is a different case
but the wordings of these constitutions and Election acts are similar.
There are no specific words which state that voting is required in
order to determine the person who has the confidence of the voters or
Of course it should not be applied to all cases, but what stops the
judges from declaring similar judgements? Nothing at all.
Many of you will be happy that you don't even have to vote. Maybe just
write a piece of letter or petition in return for huge sums of money.
It will be more beneficial for most Malaysian voters and much cheaper
for the Election Commissions.
Hasn't the Elections Commissions and especially BN government
complained that Elections COST TOO MUCH??? Many voters even complained
the voting is too much hassle and costly.
Soon your wish will be answered. But Malaysian will fall into the
drain much worse than Zimbabwe because even Zimbabwean judges dare not
make such a judgement, and voting is still practised despite all the
costs in money and lives.