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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Naked Ladies and Transparent Boxes

Maybe we've just wasted another RM1 million on plastic boxes as the Election Commission does not explain how a see-through box will reduce cheating.

You can read the article from malaysiakini here.

Those boxes don't come cheap; being quite a large size and with provision for a slot and a hinged top and lock? I'm guessing between RM20 to RM30 each so that makes a total of at least RM20 x 50,000 or a cool RM1 million.

Do you see the tender specs? If the plastic is not high quality, high impact resistant material and Uv resistant, one will notice the boxes will need to be replaced after 2 or 3 years with the rough handling.

But back to the naked lady analogy or if you wish a naked man. Being able to see everything does not mean a performance will be up to expectations.

In the case of a transparent ballot box, if the voting procedure if flawed the type of box becomes irrelevant. I am referring to postal votes usually from the military and the police where no observers are present.

That would be a better way to reduce cheating if the EC has limited resources. But we just spent RM2 billion on Scorpenes and spending RM5million on the democratic process is not important?

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