Doing right by voters

Two new election rules recently proposed by the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) sound ripe for controversy even before they are implemented.

One concerns the termination of a voting practice in which MP candidates and their political parties share the same ballot number. The other proposes a new two-year ban on eligible voters who did not vote in previous general elections.

Both demonstrate just how out-of-touch this military-appointed panel is with the reality on the ground and the people they are supposed to serve.

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