Allegation of phantom voters in Selayang PKR division polls

Former Rawang state assemblyperson Gan Pei Nei.

GOMBAK: Former Rawang assemblyperson Gan Pei Nei has lodged a police report alleging the presence of phantom voters at last Sunday’s Selayang PKR division polls.

In her police report, Gan said about 20 phantom voters came in a bus and a van and attempted to enter the polling centre in Bandar Country Homes.

“We have lodged a report with the police to have these phantom voters investigated for obstructing the party election process.

“These phantom voters, even when we refused them entry, tried to enter by force, forming a human barricade.

“Because of what they did, many voters who are legitimate PKR members left, as some had to go back to work while others just got fed up of waiting for their turn to cast their votes,” said Gan when met by reporters at the Gombak police headquarters.

Yesterday, Gan said she was planning to demand fresh elections for the Selayang PKR division after discovering the presence of alleged phantom voters.

She also said that her team is collecting evidence to support her appeal after she failed to unseat William Leong as Selayang PKR chief after polls closed on Sunday.

“This is not something which happened coincidentally. It is very clear it was a planned move to disrupt the polls.

“These phantom voters knew what they had to do and were trying very hard to fulfil their mission.

“That is why I want the police to investigate who sent these phantom voters,” said Gan.

She was unsure whether any “phantom voters” managed to cast their votes.

“We will be filing a report to the party’s election commission to cross-check if all the voters who voted at the Selayang PKR polls are genuine PKR members,” she said.

Md Sabri Md Taib, who contested for the deputy Selayang PKR chief, claimed these voters had the sticker for one of the candidates stuck to their shirts.

He said he had texted the candidate to inquire about this but had not received any reply.

Another PKR member, Roslee Mohd Tahir, questioned why PKR top leaders had not come forward to address the issue of phantom voters.

“Where is PKR outgoing president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail? Where is Anwar Ibrahim (PKR president-elect)?

“Why are they silent? Why does it seem like they are slanting towards Rafizi Ramli (former Pandan MP)?”

Rafizi is contesting against Mohamed Azmin Ali for the deputy president’s post.