Thursday, 12 April 2012

Betul ke ni?

This was in Malaysiakini today. If this is true and assumed to be just the tip of the iceberg then Bersih 3.0 will likely not force the EC hand. The discrepancies would seem too blatant to be unintentional. If indeed intentional then can we expect rectification? Sendiri pikiak le...

Bersih 2.0 detects 24,000 double registrations in S'gor  Kuek Ser Kuang Keng
12:47PM Apr 12, 2012

Electoral reform coalition Bersih 2.0 has unearthed more instances of fraud in the latest electoral roll ahead of its April 28 rally, including 24,105 voters in Sabah and Sarawak allegedly re-registered in Selangor.

During a press conference today in Kuala Lumpur, the Bersih 2.0 steering committee claimed that 15,520 Sabah voters and 8,585 Sarawak voters had been registered twice in Selangor in the latest electoral roll updated until first quarter of 2012. 

However, they did not exposeany specific case when asked by the media, saying that details will be revealed at a press conference in the near future.

The committee jointly led by former Bar Council president S Ambiga and national laureate A Samad Said (right), also claimed that in the same electoral roll, 7,841 voters in Selangor alone had been registered under MyKad location code 71, which refers to citizens born outside Malaysia.

Another shocking finding was that no death was reported in Sabak Bernam, Sungai Besar, Hulu Selangor and Tanjung Karang, all parliamentary constituencies in Selangor, in the last quarter of 2011 although death certificates were issued in those places.

There were also houses registered with more than 15 voters in the electoral roll for the first quarter of 2012, claimed Bersih 2.0.

Those findings were discovered by the Malaysian Electoral Roll Analysis Project (Merap), of which political researcher Ong Kian Ming is a member.

Ong had earlier compiled 10 major flaws of the electoral roll in two articles published by Malaysiakini.

The committee repeated its call for the election commissioners to resign immediately and be replaced with others who will act to ensure a clean, free and fair election.

It also urged that the electoral roll be cleaned up before the 13th general election is held.

‘Nowhere else besides Dataran Merdeka’

Asked on the progress of securing Dataran Merdeka as the rally venue, the committee said they have yet to contact the Kuala Lumpur City Hall, which owns and manages the field.

“We will maintain our venue at Dataran Merdeka no matter what. We insist to (hold the rally) there.

“We hope the authorities will approve the will of the rakyat,” said Samad.

The election watchdog also announced that its international campaign on the rally dubbed ‘Duduk Bantah’ (sit-in protest) has gained momentum.

A total of nine cities in the country and 33 cities abroad will hold parallel rallies on that day.

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