LOCALITY ON THE GROUND: MB Khalid's address falls in the constituency of Lembah Pantai, says EC
ALLEGATION 2: Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was illegally transferred by the Election Commission to another constituency.
Allegations that Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was transferred illegally by the Election Commission to another constituency are untrue and baseless.
The EC had given a detailed explanation to members of parliament on April 16 with regards to this matter.
However, this matter continues to be manipulated to mislead the public who may not understand the issue of corrections made to the placement of localities within a polling district, which in turn lies within a state constituency, which in turn lies within a parliamentary constituency.
In the case of Khalid, the EC took the corrective action to place the locality in which his name appears, along with others, in the right constituency in accordance with sub-regulation 25(3) Election Regulations (Registration of Electors 2002).
Khalid registered as an elector on Jan 1, 1985, using Jalan 16/2, Section 16, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, as his address.
When keying in the information contained in the registration form, the EC officer had placed him in locality "Jalan 16/2" under the state constituency of N.34 Bukit Gasing and the parliamentary constituency of P.105 Petaling Jaya Selatan.
This was based on the address given in the registration form without recognising the fact that on the ground, locality "Jalan 16/2" comes under the Federal Territory, with Jalan Datuk Abu Bakar as the official boundary between the Federal Territory and Selangor.
Hence, the locality "Jalan 16/2" where Khalid's house is located actually lies within the federal constituency of P.121 Lembah Pantai under the Federal Territory.
With the implementation of executive geographical information system (EGIS) in 2004, the EC discovered that the locality "Jalan 16/2" was placed in the wrong constituency.
In line with the corrective actions that were being taken in other constituencies throughout the country, the Election Commission made the correction and placed the locality "Jalan 16/2" Seksyen 16, Petaling Jaya, under the parliamentary constituency of P.121 Lembah Pantai, Federal Territory based on the location of that locality on the ground.
This action does not involve any changes to the boundaries of constituencies, both state and federal.
Those who need further clarification on this matter may visit the the EC headquarters or the Selangor EC office or the Federal Territory EC office.