The Opposition, NGOs and those disgruntled parties who have been accusing the Election Commission of practicing bias and dirty tactics to ensure BN wins a general election, should from now on stop acting like a bunch of crass.
They should instead be grateful to the government for allowing the setting up of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on election reform which is placed under an equal number of members from both the government and the Opposition.
The PSC has taken into account views from various parties, including Suaram, Suhakam and the NGOs in order to justify it's report to the Parliament and make fresh proposal as to how a national poll should be best conducted.
And yesterday, the EC has called on political parties to assist in scrutinising the electoral roll to clear doubts on the voters' list for the coming 13th general election.
EC deputy chairman Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said it was regrettable that certain groups, especially the opposition parties, have often alleged that the electoral roll contains phantom voters.
"Allegations linking the electoral roll with phantom voters are stale issues, as we have taken many measures to ensure the electoral roll is clean," he told Bernama, adding that the Opposition, who frequently raise the issue of phantom voters, should come out with proof and not make wild allegations.
"Who are the phantom voters? Why not expose them, as EC would like to catch them and bring them to court as well," he said.
He said the issue of phantom voters should not have arisen, as contesting parties have representatives at each polling station and 'this clearly shows our election system implemented is fair and clean'.
"Do not drag the EC into politics, as we are not related to anyone. In fact, EC work towards providing the cleanest possible data, including withdrawing from the electoral roll the names of those who have passed away," he said.
So, people like Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, former Bar Council boss Ambiga and other Opposition leaders who all this while condemn the EC, should have faith in the system. Unless if they can produce evidence of such wrongdoings, they should come forward and not simply make wild accusation.
Lim Guan Eng said recently that the result of any general election is often decided by the 'phantom voters', an allegation which he himself failed to uphold.
The general logic remains - if the EC is mode incline towards the government, Pakatan Rakyat would not have won 5 (minus 1) states in the 2008 general election.
And if you don't have faith in our election system, I guess it will be much better for Najib not to call for a general election at all...