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Sarawak discusses redelineation
Published on: Sunday, May 12, 2024
By: Sulok Tawie
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Sarawak discusses redelineation
Premier Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg (seated, centre) speaking to reporters after chairing GPS supreme council meeting, May 11, 2024. ― Picture by Sulok Tawie
KUCHING: The Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) supreme council discussed the possibility of the Electoral Commission reviewing voting boundaries for the State this year, Tan Sri Abang Johari Openg said Saturday.

The GPS Chairman said the coalition would make proposals on the new constituencies, but acknowledged that it was the EC’s prerogative to decide.

“We will give our views to EC on matters that should be taken into consideration in determining the new state constituencies that will be created by the EC,” he told reporters after chairing the supreme council meeting. He said the GPS has basic parameters for how constituencies should be drawn up, such as including diverse communities and a mix of both urban and rural areas.

Presently, Sarawak has 82 state and 31 federal seats.

The last review of the State’s electoral boundaries was carried out in 2015.

Earlier, the GPS supreme council also observed a minute’s silence at the meeting to pay respects to Dewan Negara President Datuk Mutang Tagal who died yesterday.

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