Dear Naresh and all,
It seems that your concern (and recent discussions) are focused
on the composition
of EC and the election system. However, IMHO, the composition is
just the surface
and the election system is just a procedure.
Most important point for all stakeholder is the output of EC
and each EC member's
contribution for it, I believe.
What is your concerns from this point?
transparency has to come-how voting took place, number of votes casted to all
candidates....we can’t limit this information to selectd few.....Shall we move
to way forward or still more discussions are required on the
and best wishes
In my opinion the problem is not with very "Small
Voting Rights" but the problem is how many members from these economies
actually cast their vote. Can any one from APNIC share these
Aftab A. Siddiqui
On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Matthew Moyle-Croft
On 09/03/2010, at 3:02 PM, Aadit Shrestha
about having 1 rotating seat for economies like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri
Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and others who control very small voting rights, and who
have never had a member elected and cannot do so in
the foreseeable future with the same
There's ~56 countries which are in the APNIC RIR
"zone". I count 9 (Japan, Australia, Korea, India, China, Malaysia, Hong
Kong, Taiwan, Thailand) that have had members from their countries elected to
seat could go on a round robin basis on pure
One thing missing from the table of WHO got elected is
who has run for election. Of the nations you mention above have any of
them attempted to gain a position on the EC and been unable? If they
were elected to the EC through a change of policy what would you assert the
difference would be as far as APNIC is run and resources allocated?
Especially as my understanding that the policies behind resource allocation
etc are set by members voting by show of hands at the meetings not by the EC
There seems to be a number of people pushing the idea
that somehow some nations are favoured over others at APNIC and that somehow
the nations with smaller voting rights are "missing out". Is this
really the case?
Is it a language issue or a cultural issue? Is
the issue that some people assume it's harder for them than others or that
it's harder because they don't do it that often? The company I work for
does quite a bit of work to do our allocations especially now we have to
justify some historic space.
Is the actual issue education and maybe some
help/mentoring from others? eg. maybe some exchange of ideas
between members in different parts of the region might actually help those who
don't interact with APNIC as often for allocation get some help from those who
do or have less cultural/language issues?
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