PETALING JAYA: PKR’s Elizabeth Wong has submitted documents to back claims that suspected military personnel had voted in the party’s election.
In a statement today, Wong said two sets of documents along with attachments had been submitted to Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu’s office and a copy to PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
“The first set contains names and details of three suspected members of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) who voted in the morning on Petaling Jaya Utara (PJU) division polling day, while the second set is regarding the discovery of 32 PJU PKR members who registered with ATM addresses.
“These include Batu Kentomen camp, Paya Jaras camp, Sungai Buloh camp, Wardieburn camp and Perdana Sg Besi camp.
“This would enable the defence ministry to initiate checks as to whether the ATM members are involved in political activities, as well as assist the PJU PKR division to update their party membership list,” said Wong.
Yesterday, the police arrested seven men for attempting to cheat in the PKR party elections, including using fake documents.
“(However) the complaints about the suspected ATM members who voted in the morning is a different incident compared to the seven who were apprehended by the police in the afternoon.
“The seven who were arrested in the afternoon by the police were suspected of phantom voting and not suspected as ATM members,” Wong said.
The Bukit Lanjan assemblyman was reported as saying yesterday that 30 people were prevented from voting at the PJU PKR division after they were found to be carrying military identity cards.
Sunday was the second phase of party polls in Selangor, after the first phase saw Mohamed Azmin Ali slightly ahead of his rival Rafizi Ramli for the deputy president’s post.