First Witness of the People’s Tribunal Reveals Phantom Voters in a Bus


PETALING JAYA, 18 September: The Member of Parliament for Klang, Charles Santiago, became the first witness of the People’s Tribunal proceedings, an initiative of the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0), starting from 18 to 22 September.

Charles, in his testimony submitted a complaint regarding the registration of 60 voters at an address in the Klang Parliamentary constituency in the 13the General Election.

Charles explained that he also submitted a complaint regarding dubious voters to the Election Commission (EC) but the EC stated that the names of the dubious voters were already gazetted and cannot be removed.

Charles also revealed that there were foreign workers paid by certain parties to vote in the last general election. He also revealed to the tribunal the incident where the public in Pandamaran stopped a bus carrying people believed to be phantom voters on 5 May.

About 100 people followed the tribunal’s proceedings which was located at the Throne Room at the Empire Hotel in Subang Jaya, starting from 9 am to 5 pm.

It will also be broadcast live on TV Selangor at and through the official People’s Tribunal radio station at

Six famous individuals who are qualified will be part of this Tribunal, three from abroad and three from Malaysia.

They will sit in session to receive, review and investigate reports from the public and they will finally issue a report to the public.

The three individuals from abroad are; former UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative in Cambodia, Yash Pal Ghai, the former Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission in Indonesia, Ramlan Surbakti, and Kraisak Choonhavan, the former President of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC).

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