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Electoral Commission appointments: Choosing custodians of the vote

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The recent retirement of Electoral Commission chairperson Ghani Salleh has raised critical questions about his successor.

This, coupled with the recent appointments of two electoral commissioners made without parliamentary select committee consultation, has sparked calls from civil society groups for a complete overhaul of the appointments process.

How crucial is transparency and independence in the selection of those who oversee our democratic processes? Astro Awani’s Melisa Idris speaks to Tindak Malaysia director Danesh Prakash Chacko and Projek Sama convenor Ngeow Chow Ying.

Produced by: Astro Awani

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AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
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  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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