UNDP and the Elections Commission of Malaysia has signed an agreement to support Malaysia in its electoral reforms.
The agreement will be through the project titled ‘Malaysia’s Electoral Reforms Support (MERS)’ project. The partnership sees UNDP provide strategic technical advisory to EC & ERC across range of areas including the clean-up of voter roll.
The signing ceremony was between Niloy Banerjee, UNDP Resident Representative and Azahar Harun, Elections Commission Chairman and witnessed by Stefan Priesner, UN Resident Coordinator for Malaysia and Andrew Goledzinowski, Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia.
The project is part of the mid-term review of the 11th Malaysia Plan and it is part of the governance reforms to enhance transparency and efficiency of the civil service.
The project will be from April 2019 to December 2020 with funding of USD 1.6 million.
The project outcome is to enhance the functions of the Elections Commission and overall operational aspects in elections to ensure that it will continue to be transparent, free and fair.