Tian Chua calls for probe of PKR election results in 2 states

PETALING JAYA: PKR leader Tian Chua has called for an audit to be carried out for its Melaka and Negeri Sembilan party elections as “the results could be doubtful”.

He said some of them want to know the results of all the centres and “if it does not tally, we want the probe to be expanded”.

Speaking to FMT, he said there should not be any technical problems with e-voting.

He said no candidate should assume they won as there are some technical problems at some of the centres in Melaka and Negeri Sembilan.

He was asked to comment on reports that six division elections were stalled due to technical difficulties.

As a result, the PKR central election committee has yet to announce the tally for Negeri Sembilan and Malacca, where elections were held yesterday. The results were supposed to be announced on the same night.

PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli claimed he had won in both states.

Rafizi said he got the majority support from PKR members in Melaka and Negeri Sembilan in his bid to unseat deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali.

Rafizi said unofficial results showed he won 55% of the votes in Melaka and 52% in Negeri Sembilan.

“I am deeply grateful to PKR members in Negeri Sembilan and Melaka who voted today,” he said on Facebook.

Meanwhile, PKR election committee chairman Rashid Din confirmed the technical glitch but said he hoped to get the results tomorrow.

Rashid also said that no one could really declare themselves a winner, referring to Rafizi, who claimed victory for his “Reformasi 20 Tahun” team in the party polls in Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.

Rashid said Rafizi could say whatever he wanted to, stressing that at this moment, no one had won in the two states yet.

“It’s like a football game. One team can lead 1-0 during halftime, but that doesn’t mean they won 1-0 at the end,” he said when contacted.