1.1 The Election Commission (EC) to Malaysia was established on September 4, 1957. To date, the EC has conducted a total of eleven (11) general elections starting with the first general election in 1959 and the latest, the eleventh general election in 2004.
1.2 Whenever elections are held either general elections or by-elections, the EC require the services of thousands of election workers. It is important for the election officers were given special training to provide knowledge and adequate exposure in relation to the laws, regulations and procedures of the election. Through this exercise, the EC officials hope the election can perform their duties and their responsibilities more efficiently and effectively as well as being honest and impartial.
1.3 In the past, whenever the EC general election, programs to election officials have been conducted on an ad-hoc without an annual schedule of systematic. This is because the EC did not have the facilities and the building to provide training regularly and effectively. Therefore, the government on July 20, 2005 has been agreed with the EC proposal to establish the Academy of Election (APR). With this academy, modules and more systematic training program on an ongoing basis will be implemented for the training of election officials on the laws, regulations and procedures for the management of elections.
2.1 Conduct continuous training to election officials, enforcement officials and officials of the EC for:
2.1.1 Improving knowledge and skills as well as providing an insight into the laws, regulations and procedures relating to the management and conduct of elections pilhan;
2.1.2 To create uniformity in understanding, comprehension, perception and appreciation of all aspects related to the management of the election;
2.1.3 To strengthen knowledge on the management of elections so that EC officials can carry out their duties in a professional and confident; and
2.1.4 Build an attitude of responsibility and neutrality in the conduct of elections.
2.2 Training to improve knowledge and understanding of representatives of the candidates, officials of political parties, representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGO's) and the mass media about the law, regulations, and procedures for election to any action they will do that associated with the elections were in line with the requirements of the laws, regulations and procedures of the elections has been set.
2.3 Cultivating a close relationship between the EC and its customers such as political parties, NGO's, mass media and agencies or individuals via discussion forums in relation to the conduct of elections.
2.4 Making EC as a learning organization that can enhance the image of the EC at home and abroad as a body running the election management quality, transparent, fair and impartial.
3.1 As a center for the training of officers and election officials as well as officers and staff of the EC in the management and conduct of elections.
3.2 As a center for the training of enforcement officers and election officials as well as members of the police regarding their role during the campaign period and election security arrangements during the elections.
3.3 As a center for a briefing on the EC and the management of the election to the NGO's, students and other organizations either from within or outside the country.
3.4 As a center for the training of officers and staff of the institutions or agencies managing overseas election to normalize ties with the EC, if requested.
3.5 As a resource and referral center for education programs in areas related to civic education and public administration.
4.0 Target Groups
4.1 The election officers comprising:
4.1.1 Officers (SO);
4.1.2 Assistant Returning Officers (PPP);
4.1.3 Election Assistants (PPR);
4.1.4 Presiding Officers / Counting (KTM);
4.1.5 Production Clerk, Opening and Counting Post;
4.1.6 Voter Registration Clerk (PDP); and
4.1.7 ushers Polling Centre (APM).
4.2 Enforcement Teams Election Campaign (PP-KPR).
4.3 The officers and members of the police involved in security before, during and after the elections and also the management of postal votes.
4.4 The officers and members of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) is involved with the management of postal votes.
4.5 The officials of the Foreign Ministry who were involved with the management of postal votes.
4.6 The officers of political parties and representatives of the candidates.
4.7 NGO's and mass media.
4.8 School students, universities / colleges and the general public.
4.9 Staff of the EC.
4:10 The officials of management bodies elections abroad and establish formal relations with the EC.
5.0 Courses and Briefings
5.1 Classes To The Election Officer
5.1.1 Course Officers and Assistant Returning Officers
5.1.2 Course Presiding / Counting
Clerk of the course 5.1.3 Voting / Counting
5.1.4 Course Registration Clerk Voters
5.1.5 Course ushers Polling Stations
5.1.6 Management Course to PPP Vote Vote Pos Pos
5.1.7 Management Course to Vote Post Production Clerk, Opening and Counting Post
5.2 BRIEFING OF VOTER EDUCATION IN THE CONTEXT OF ELECTIONS IN MALAYSIA
5.2.1 Role of Political Parties in Voter Registration and Cleaning Product.
5.2.2 Role of Polling agents and polling agents.
5.2.3 Transparency and Regular Voting System Voting System Pos.
5.2.4 Transparency Election Vote Counting System.
5.2.5 Role of Enforcement Teams Election Campaign (PP-KPR).
5.2.6 The Role of Election Agent.
5.2.7 Matters to be observed by A Candidate or Election Agent Before, During and After the Elections.
5.3 Briefing on Preformance Context Awareness Election Democracy in Malaysia
5.3.1 Introduction to the Democratic System in the Context of Electoral Rights Covering aspects, values and responsibility.
5.3.2 Introduction to the Practice of Democracy in the Context of Elections in Malaysia.
5.3.3 Introduction to the Organization, Roles, Responsibilities EC.
5.3.4 Introduction to Election Systems Based Method 'First Past The Post'.
6.1 trainers for courses, seminars and workshops conducted by The APR is as follows:
6.1.1 The members of the Panel of the Election Commission (EC) to Malaysia
6.1.2 Senior officials of the EC;
6.1.3 Containers EC senior who has retired and has extensive experience in the management of elections; and
6.1.4 Invited speakers.
7.0 Training Venue
7.1 In the short term, the APR will rent premises appropriate public and private sector to serve as the courses, briefings or workshops related to the management of elections.
7.2 However, in the long run, the APR should have its own premises to conduct courses, briefings and workshops concerned.