Most Malaysians have the opinions that the Malaysian Election Commission is biased towards Barisan Nasional and the recent case of the Election Officer Datuk Mat Razali Kassim forced to resign because he campaigned for BN and threatened government staff with lay offs if they dare to vote for the opposition just confirmed on most Malaysian, no not mere suspicions, it is more than suspicions. This is just one case which has blown up in public. Worst, the newly appointed Election Officer said bad ethics is OK as long as bad ethics is illegal. I think this is the motto of Barisan Nasional, it is OK to do wrong as long as you don't get caught.
"As an RO, he has ethics. He cannot be biased towards any party. He must remain neutral and impartial," noted Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar. It's just ethics. Ethics is not law."