we call on airline employees and voters to help fight fraud in the May 5 general election amid claims that over 40,000 dubious voters, including foreigners from Sabah and Sarawak, have been flown in since last week to key states in the peninsula like Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.
The admission by Barisan Nasional (BN) that it was flying in voters from Sabah and Sarawak to Peninsular Malaysia strengthens allegations of attempts at vote-rigging.
The ruling coalition’s secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor said yesterday that “friends” of BN are helping them fly voters back to peninsula but stressed that the flights were sponsored by “friends” of BN as part of the party’s “get out the vote” campaign for Election 2013.
The statement by Tengku Adnan is raising concerns that there is a planned attempt to tamper with the elections in Selangor.
Therefore, we appeal to staff involved like pilots, crew and technical staff not to be involved in activities that are against the law..
Polls reform group Bersih 2.0 co-chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan said earlier that the “friends” of BN had committed an election offence by flying in voters from east Malaysia to key states in the peninsula.
Ambiga, who is the co-chair of polls watchdog Bersih, also said such flights were “very suspicious” and pointed out that it was usually Sabahans and Sarawakians working in the peninsula who have to fly back home to vote in the Borneo states, and not the other way round.
“It’s an offence under 20(6)(b),” Ambiga told
It would be difficult for PR to gather solid evidence to prove its allegations but we echoed the Bersih leader’s view that Tengku Adnan’s explanation was not sufficient to dispel the claims.
His claim that these people are registered voters is highly suspicious as there is no reason for voters from Sabah to cast their votes in Selangor, let alone in big groups..
Yesterday, Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim alleged the Election Commission (EC) and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) are involved in the operation and claimed to have “credible” documentary evidence that groups of foreign nationals have been brought in on 16 daily chartered flights since April 25.
Among the evidence was a copy of email correspondence allegedly issued from the PMO, in which details of the purported operation were discussed.
Both the PMO and MAS have denied any involvement while EC chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said this morning there was nothing wrong with BN flying in voters to the peninsula as long as the beneficiaries are not asked to vote for certain political parties or candidates.
It would be hard for PR to gather solid evidence to prove its allegation but it remains convinced that there is an actual attempt to manipulate the election outcome in key states like Selangor.
Anwar claimed yesterday PR was now close to a historic win, judging from the overwhelming response to its campaign but expressed concern that the attempted fraud could deny the coalition and the Malaysian people their democratic right to elect a government of their choice.
He said one of the ways to offset possible vote rigging was for voters to turn out in big numbers to cast their ballots.
In a bid to coax voters to come out and vote on Sunday, he said PR would declare May 6 a public holiday in the event the pact wins the election.
We need more volunteers to monitor the election process in SELANGOR .NAJIB wants it at all cost and we must not give it at all cost. This is our country and let us fight this injustice and show NAJIB who is the BOSS
Please take a photo of the name-list and share it on facebook, we need as much evidence as possible. Together with everyone's help we can crush BN once and for all.
Yes BN admitted flying in voters but we need to know what kind of voters. Are these foreigners or sabahans who have no right to vote in Selangor n KL in the first place bcos they dont work and live here?
use evil devils' money to fly back but when come to vote, VOTE PR to get rid of tainted evil devils/BN in country!!!!
If PDRM don't uphold the country's laws but instead fight against the rakyats who report wrong doings, then Malaysia is a FAILED AND LOST STATE .
PDRM is the ONLY authority that can PROTECT the rakyats from a corrupt system. But if instead, it takes the side of corruption and crime, .... the there might as well be NO PDRM.
So, PDRM,... are ou ging to UPHOLD YOUR PROFESSIONAL INTEGRITY ... or are you , PDRM also contaminated by those scums of politicians ?
SHOW US .
We have to form the CITIZEN POLICE during Pooling day to PREVENT this ILL tactic of CHEATING and bring all those involved to Courts later......