KUALA LUMPUR: PAS said today that “large-scale” transfers of voters within Kelantan had taken place, blaming Umno as the mastermind behind the bid to oust the Islamist party from power in the state in the coming general election.
PAS deputy president Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man said the transfers were detected from the first quarter Supplementary Electoral Rolls exhibited recently.
“We saw large-scale transfers of voters, especially in several constituencies in Kelantan. We will take further action to ensure the EC (Election Commission) regulations are followed to the letter,” he told a media conference at the PAS headquarters here.
He said PAS would send a high-level delegation to meet the EC officials to discuss the complaint.
In the meantime, the party had instructed its officials in all its 195 divisions to immediately scrutinise the latest electoral rolls in their areas, he added.
Tuan Ibrahim said the PAS delegation would also raise the issue of the EC’s decision to stop distributing copies of the Supplementary Electoral Rolls to political parties during the meeting with the EC officials.
This issue had been brought up before by PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar together with Selangor Pakatan Harapan Youth leaders in a memorandum to the Selangor office of the EC.
Meanwhile, Kelantan exco Dr Mohamed Fadzli Hassan condemned the mass transfers of voters in his state as “immoral” and criticised the EC for not acting fairly.
He claimed about “700 BN supporters” had been moved to his Temangan state constituency.
In addition, 1,100 voters were transferred to Bukit Panau state constituency held by another exco, Abdul Fattah Mahmood.
“We have found out that these voters (in the transfers) are strong Umno supporters. We have detected this kind of transfers in the electoral rolls before but not on such a big scale,” he said.