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Malaysia to reform election body after disputed polls

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Saturday announced he would reform the nation's Election Commission amid opposition allegations that recent polls were tainted by fraud. 

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak smiles as he speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on May 7, 2013. Najib announced he would reform the nation's Election Commission amid opposition allegations that recent polls were tainted by fraud.

But poll reform activists said the proposal was a "band-aid remedy for fixing a huge wound" and called for the body's leadership to resign, claiming they were biased toward Najib's 56-year ruling coalition.

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