Thursday 4 October 2012

Bersih wants new round of electoral roll cleaning up

  • Wong Teck Chi
  • 2:57PM Oct 4, 2012
Bersih today urged the government to do a new round of cleaning up on the electoral roll before the coming general election, following more errors being found recently.

“We have one entry of someone who has been entered as an apostrophe, his name is apostrophe. We are not saying that this is necessarily a fraud, but the Election Commission (EC) ought to correct it.

“The EC has kept saying they are cleaning up the roll every day, but mana (where)?” said Berish co-chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan in a press conference this morning.

“If the 13th general election is to be postponed to 2013, Bersih urges that the electoral roll should be cleaned up and we and other NGOs are willing to help.”

According to the print screen provided by Bersih, the voter whose name was entered as “” was registered in the Bintulu parliament seat and Kidurong state seat.

NONEHowever, the EC has since corrected the name of the voter to Ajis Julaihi after the error was highlighted in the Internet and the media.

A pro-Pakatan Rakyat blogger also revealed recently that the name of a Filipino who was allegedly jailed in 2010 for holding a fake MyKad was found in the electoral roll as a registered voter.

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