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Follow S’pore for better representation of minorities, says Shahidan
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KUALA LUMPUR: Shahidan Kassim (PN-Arau) has proposed that Malaysia emulate Singapore’s group representation constituency (GRC) system to enhance representation of minority ethnicities in Parliament.

He said it was time for Malaysia to consider a different electoral system, given that the existing one was determined in 1957 when the Federal Constitution came into force.

“If we implement the GRC system, it will ensure the minorities have adequate representation (in Parliament).

“For example, the Indian community makes up 6.6% of the population and they are entitled to 16 seats (out of the 222 parliamentary seats). But if you look at the number of seats they currently have, it’s not enough,” he said during the debate on the 12th Malaysia Plan mid-term review today.

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