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Nurul to EC: Explain mystery of 28,000 servicemen, families on list

The PKR VP fears these additional postal votes may help sway the results in key seats in GE14 in favour of the BN.

nurulSHAH ALAM: PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar wants the Election Commission (EC) to explain how 28,416 servicemen and their family members could have their names on the EC’s list of demands.

When a voter’s name is not on the supplementary electoral roll, he fills out a demand form to reclaim his registration as a voter. His name is then included in the EC’s list of demands.

Nurul said, according to Pakatan Harapan’s observations, all the names which had been registered at the end of the demand process were servicemen or their family members, based on the addresses registered.

She expressed fears that these additional “postal voters” could help sway the results in GE14 in favour of the Barisan Nasional in some seats.

“What this means is that they want the coming general election to be won based on postal votes. Democracy is dead, which is why we are wearing these black ribbons here today,” she told reporters outside the EC office at PKNS here today.

Nurul and several other Pakatan Harapan members who were present, including the DAP’s Ong Kian Ming and Amanah’s Hatta Ramli, were seen wearing the black ribbon. PKR’s Xavier Jeyakumar and Azmizam Zaman Huri were also present.

Ong explained that looking at where these 28,416 voters would be registered to vote had lent legitimacy to their worries.

“Out of the 28,000 plus names, the highest number (over 7,000) of them have been placed in Kuala Lumpur where the opposition has won a popular majority,” he said.

Nurul said what was an even bigger “mystery” was how all 28,416 voters had gone through the demand process at the EC’s office in Putrajaya.

She said what made it even more apparent that foul play could be involved was the fact that the EC had rejected 8,286 new voter applicants in 2016.

“What reason does the EC have to reject these names? For your information, 88.1% of these rejected applicants were from Selangor.”


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