'EC in the way of voter registration'

S Pathmawathy & Kuek Ser Kuang Keng (Malaysiakini)
With more than four million eligible voters yet to be registered in Malaysia, the main political parties are in a hurry to see the names on the electoral rolls.
The registration process is making little headway in some quarters, however, as the Election Commission (EC) stands in the way – it has been accused of complicating a simple process through bureaucracy.
azlanThe EC estimates that the eligible but unregistered group comprises 28 percent of the population above the voting age of 21.
Selangor has the highest number at 787,000, followed by Johor (605,000), Perak (526,000) and Sarawak (473,000).