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Monday, April 23, 2012

Debate: How clean will the 13th General Election be?

Coalition for clean and fair elections (Bersih) co-chairperson Ambiga
Sreenevasan
will take on Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin in a debate on
electoral reforms next week.

The debate, organised by daily the Malay Mail, will take place at 8.15pm on
April 25
at The Club @ Bukit Utama on Persiaran Surian, Bandar Utama, Kuala Lumpur (see Location map.

This will be preceded by a forum the night before, this time involving
Ambiga, political scientist Ong Kian Ming and a representative of the
Election Commission (EC).

The forum, entitled 'How Clean will the 13th General Elections Be?' and
organised by NGO Tindak Malaysia, will be held at the Petaling Jaya Civic
Centre at 8.30pm.

According to Tindak Malaysia representative PY Wong, the EC has not yet
responded to the invitation.

"We actually don't expect the EC to respond as their position is
indefensible," he told Malaysiakini.



Round two for Khairy, who is also Rembau MP, will be on May 3 against PKR
director of strategy Rafizi Ramli.

The topic, however, will be on the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN)
loans.

PKR proposes an abolition of the student loans, while Umno Youth wants the
interest and terms to be revised. Coalition for clean and fair elections
(Bersih) co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan will take on Umno Youth chief
Khairy Jamaluddin in a debate on electoral reforms next week.

The debate, organised by daily the Malay Mail, will take place at 8.15pm on
April 25 at the Club on Persiaran Surian, Bandar Utama, Kuala Lumpur.

This will be preceded by a forum the night before, this time involving
Ambiga, political scientist Ong Kian Ming and a representative of the
Election Commission (EC).

The forum, entitled 'How Clean will the 13th General Elections Be?' and
organised by NGO Tindak Malaysia, will be held at the Petaling Jaya Civic
Centre at 8.30pm.

According to Tindak Malaysia representative PY Wong, the EC has not yet
responded to the invitation.

"We actually don't expect the EC to respond as their position is
indefensible," he told Malaysiakini.



Round two for Khairy, who is also Rembau MP, will be on May 3 against PKR
director of strategy Rafizi Ramli.

The topic, however, will be on the National Higher Education Fund (PTPTN)
loans.

PKR proposes an abolition of the student loans, while Umno Youth wants the
interest and terms to be revised.

Location map, The Club @ Bukit Utama near Persiaran Surian Petaling Jaya




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