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Bersih: Correct Johor menteri besar’s ‘dubious’ voter details

 | February 20, 2017

Electoral watchdog says Johor menteri besar should never have been registered to vote under his office address, where 13 others are also registered.

maria-chin-khaled-nordinPETALING JAYA: Electoral reform group Bersih 2.0 says the “dubious” voter details of Johor Menteri Besar Khaled Nordin must be corrected, following submissions by the state Pakatan Harapan yesterday of hundreds of suspicious voter details.

According to Johor Pakatan Harapan, Khaled’s voter details list his address as that of his office, not his residence – where 13 other voters, including his son, Akmal Saufi, are also registered.

Khaled reportedly changed the address on his MyKad to his office address last year.

In a statement issued today, Bersih chief Maria Chin Abdullah called the move “an outright manipulation of the electoral roll and obvious abuse of power”.

Khaled’s MyKad address should be that of his residence, she said, not his office. She added that Khaled’s act was in violation of the MyKad registration process, where she said it was unacceptable to use an office address.

The Bersih leader said it was a mistake for the Election Commission (EC) to have registered Khaled as a voter using his office address, and called for immediate action on the matter.

“The EC must take responsibility and immediately correct the situation,” she said.

“Bersih 2.0 strongly recommends that Khaled leads by example to correct his IC address and re-register himself as a voter. The same goes for his son and the other voters registered in the same address.”

Maria also questioned the menteri besar’s intention in registering under an office address, adding that it opened up the process to further abuse by registering more voters in one address or in marginal seats in order to gain more votes.

“This is an outright manipulation of the electoral roll and obvious abuse of power as he is taking advantage of the EC’s weak electoral processes for his own interests.”

 


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