Assognment

Topics: Election, Elections, Voting system Pages: 26 (9130 words) Published: July 17, 2013
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING (CFGS)
UNIVERSITI TENAGA NATIONAL

ELECTORAL REFORM TOWARDS CLEAN AND TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT

PREPARED BY:
NURUL ‘AZYYATI BINTI AHMAD ZAINALAC090306
NUR SYAFIQAH BINTI ZAINAL ABIDINAC090305
SAIDATUL ANIYAH BINTI ANNUARAC090307
NUR ARINA BINTI ZUKARNANAC090303
MUHAMMAD HANIF BIN MUHAMMAD NASSIRAC090291
MUHAMMAD ASYRAF BIN MUHAMMADAC090290
TEO KIA YONGAC090296

PREPARED FOR: PUAN SUZY AZIZIYANA
COURSE CODE: MSTB113
COURSE TITLE: MALAYSIAN STUDIES

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION1

2. OBJECTIVE2

3. DISCUSSION

A. ELECTORAL REFORM
i. THE ELECTION COMMISSION3 - 6
ii. ISSUES RISING IN ELECTION6 - 10
iii. BERSIH11 - 14

B. THE TRANSPARENCY GOVERNMENT
i. DEFINITION, CHARACTERISTICS AND
IMPORTANCES15 - 16
ii. GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE17 - 19
iii. CORRUPTION AND FREE MEDIA20 - 25

4. ANALYSIS26 - 28

5. CONCLUSION29 - 30

6. BIBLIOGRAPHYi - iii

INTRODUCTION

The electoral politics in Malaysia seems to change from one season to another. People become more aware about the clean and transparency of the election process. Therefore, many parties urge for an electoral reform towards a clean and transparent election. The election is the base of forming a government. To clean a government, we must have a clean election process first. There are many aspects that have to see through deeply and several actions must be made.

Because of the some issues that rises relating to election process in Malaysia, people demand to have an electoral reforms. Some of the issues that rises are reforms of post ballot restructure of the Election Commission and the process of election, phantom voters, use of indelible ink and campaigning period. These issues have been debated by both political sides either government side or opposition sides. However, any changes that want to be made must go through a long process and refer to the Federation Constitution.

The problems of the government also made the highlight in these issues. The expenses of the government are being doubt and the auditors have revealed the truth to the people. This fact has a connection between the issues of justice, equal opportunity and equitable resource allocation and how these principles are eroded by political corruption and money politics. The transparency and accountability about the spending made by government is a critical thing to ensure the democratic system have been apply in this country.

The citizens have showed their respond to the corruption and they demand free and fair election. BERSIH is the way of the people to show their dissatisfaction towards the government. However, the eight demands being brought up in BERSIH has not fully been implement by the government. After three series of BERSIH had been made, will this action lead to the next BERSIH? The discussion in this assignment are not to be made to blame the government for not being clean in election because it is hard to form a transparent government. However, what are being highlight here are the important of being a transparent government which people can rely and believe them in whatever the decision made. OBJECTIVE

Objective is something that one’s effort or actions are intended to attain or accomplish. We have set a few objectives as a purpose and goal to finish this assignment.
One of the objectives is to understand the background and process of general election in Malaysia. It is compulsory for each citizen to know the history of the election and the process during general election because these are the factor to form a government. Moreover, by understanding the background and the process of the election, it will instil responsible attitudes among citizen to choose their representatives in the general election

Besides that, another objective is to study the importance of...

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