Of one man, one vote in Malaysia


*An article by me that was published in Malaysiakini on 21 September 2016 and MalayMail Online on 20 September 2016 respectively.

The recent proposal in regards to the delimitation of constituencies has raised many eyebrows. It seems that the principle of ‘one man, one vote’ is just words or is it so?

The one man, one vote principle is one in which the value of each vote is equal to each other and it is one of the core principles that ensures voting rights of a citizen in a democratic country is not diminished. The equal value of each vote can be maintained by preventing malapportionment through the equality in size of each constituency. Continue reading “Of one man, one vote in Malaysia”