Selasa, 29 Mac 2011

Sarawak election campaign: Here's how it should be done

Look, no splashing of money during election campaigns.
Now, why can’t the Malaysian Election Commission ensure the Sarawak campaign will be like this?
This is from the Times of India:
Chief Electoral Officer bans fund allocation from MLAs, MPs
PTI, Mar 5, 2011, 08.38pm IST
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the code of conduct coming into force in Kerala following announcement of the assembly polls on April 13, the Chief Electoral Officer has banned allocation of funds for developmental work from MPs and MLAs.
Work on projects for which funds had been already sanctioned but are yet to begin should not be started, an official release by the Chief Electoral Officer said.
However, it said work on projects that have already started could continue.
The parties in power, both in state and Centre, should take care that there should not be any complaint about them misusing their official positions, the release said.
The Chief Electoral Officer also issued guidelines to be followed by the political parties while engaging in the election campaign.

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