Bersih Finds Eight Cases Of Dubious Voters


KUALA LUMPUR, 14 Mar: The Steering Committee of Bersih 2.0 confirmed that so far there have been eight cases involving the registration of dubious voters.

Maria Chin Abdullah, as the Bersih 2.0 Steering Committee Member stated that the eight cases have been recorded since the ‘Let’s Monitor’ (Jom Pantau) campaign which was introduced in December last year.

Based on the details of these eight cases, five of the individuals were registered without permission or knowledge. Three of the five were registered in places that was not their place of residence.

In one case, the individual was notified by the Election Commission that the agency never received the voting registration form although the individual had already registered at a foreign consulate of Malaysia in 2012.

Therefore, this individual is not entitled to vote in the upcoming 13th General Elections (GE-13).

In another case, the individual concerned was not able to find his registration record online and therefore may not be able to vote in the GE-13.

In yet another case, a voter suspected that there is a phantom voter using his address.

All these cases have been communicated to the Election Commission (EC) this week by fax and email, said Maria Chin.

“This is not a little and may indicate that there are more cases like this in view of concerns that have been expressed prior to this on the electoral integrity.

“In fact in some cases, the complainant had personally met with the EC.” she said in a press conference at the Chinese Assembly Hall (KLCAH).

She firmly said that Bersih 2.0 is afraid that the dubious electoral roll will bring about adverse effects in the upcoming elections although the EC have earlier given assurance that the electoral role is authoritative.

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