Launch of Delineation Action & Research Team (DART) project


WHO: BERSIH 2.0 chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah
WHEN: 9 March 2014 (Sunday); 2pm-6.30pm.
WHERE:  15th Floor, Menara PKNS, Jalan Yong Shook Lin, PJ
WHAT: BERSIH 2.0 is launching a nation-wide citizen action project to empower voters to have an informed say on how their electoral boundaries should be drawn. The launch will be followed by a training workshop on how citizens can go about doing this.
WHY: To encourage voter participation in the upcoming redelineation to be carried out by the Election Commission, as provided for in the Federal Constitution.
HOW: A roadshow to major cities in the country, which has already started on 22 February in Johor Bahru, followed by the national launch in Petaling Jaya on 9 March, proceeding to Melaka on 16 March, Sg Petani on 29 March and George Town on 30 March.

Time Agenda Speaker/PIC
2-2.05pm Welcome
2.05-2.15pm BERSIH / ENGAGE on Delineation Dr. Wong Chin Huat, BERSIH 2.0 Senior Resource Head on Electoral Reform
2.15-2.30pm The Constitutional Issues in Constituency Redelineation Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan, ex-BERSIH co-chair
2.30-2.45pm The DART Programme Thomas Fann, ENGAGE Chairperson; BERSIH 2.0 South Peninsula Vice-Chair
2.45-3pm Launch of DART National Maria Chin Abdullah; BERSIH 2.0 Chairperson
3-3.15pm Refreshments
3.15-3.30pm Specific malapportionment and gerrymander issues in S’gor and KL Dr. Wong Chin Huat
3.30-5.30pm Breakout workshops
5.30-6.30pm Presentations by breakout groups
Summary and Close