'EC-BN collusion clear in snub S'gor call'
Kuek Ser Kuang Keng
2:39PM Jun 6, 2012
The DAP sees “clear evidence of collusion” between the Election Commission (EC) and the BN, based on calls to the public to snub the Selangor government’s voter verification exercise.
“There can't be clearer evidence of collusion between the EC and the BN especially Umno,” said DAP national publicity secretary Tony Pua at a press conference this morning.
“It is completely illogical because the EC should be thanking the Selangor government for cleaning up the electoral roll for them ... (instead) the EC is defending a dirty electoral roll... If the electoral roll is clean, why are they so afraid of our cleaning exercise?”
Pua was responding to EC deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar’s advice to voters not to cooperate with the Selangorku Bersih campaign, as he is worried this may “create uneasiness”.
Wan Ahmad reportedly said the public have the right to decide whether or not they want to show their MyKad to campaign workers, and advised against handing over the document too easily.
He was echoing Selangor Umno deputy chief Noh Omar's stance that the campaign amounts to abuse of power as only the EC has the authority to verify voters' identity.
Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim (left in photo) had recently launched the campaign, which is mobilising civil servants and village development and security committee members to clean up the electoral roll.
They will conduct house-to-house visits to verify the identity of voters registered at the addresses and raise objections should they fail to locate the voters.
This is in response to the discovery of a spike in the number of voters in the state.
Pakatan Rakyat has alleged that this may involve irregularities and fraud, including the registration of foreigners as voters, and the transfer of voters into the state.