EC Should Answer Election Offences


PETALING JAYA, 6 May: This afternoon, Pakatan Rakyat (PR) has urged the Election Commission (EC) to explain regarding the issue of election offences detected in many polling centres.

Speaking at a press conference early this morning, PKR De Facto Leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said that he has evidence regarding the events, and that it is not a wild and baseless accusation.

“As long as the EC does not clarify this matter, we cannot express any action.

“It is not fair to make a decision in an unclean election,” he said disappointed.

Among the most notable is that during the electoral process, there were many incidents where foreign voters, such as Bangladeshis, who were caught.

Among them was at the Pandan Parliament where PKR candidate, Rafizi Ramli lodged a police report on the attempt made by dubious voters in the area which he won at the end of the calculation.

In addition, attempts to manipulate the number of votes was also detected at the Lembah Pantai Parliament where the police was found trying to bring suspicious ballot boxes to the area where counting of votes was done.

Describing the EC as a body that failed to conduct a transparent election process, this Permatang Pauh MP also expressed scepticism about the process of the counting of early votes and postal votes.

“Not only were we not allowed to monitor, but what is more suspicious was that the majority of the votes were in favour of BN while the voting trend of voters was the opposite,” he added.

Also in question was the used of indelible ink which in reality can be removed easily, unlike what the EC claimed previously, that it would take five days for the ink to come off.

Commenting on the formation of the new BN government, Anwar only said that he is waiting for the full results before any comment can be given.

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