EC’s deputy chair Dato Wan Ahmad repeat the EC’s traditional myth that the electoral roll is clean-and sure as ever SEW (Sibu Election Observers) poke through the lie by exposing that there is a centurian (age 130 if alive) in Nangka constituency which they discovered from the newly released electoral roll! In 2006 the discovery of 3 centurians in nangka allegedly caused the embarrassed EC Chief then Tan Sri Rashid to pack up and leave the next day! He too assert that his rolls were clean at that time. So is the EC try to repeat a lie often enough to make the world fall for it?
SEW (Sibu Election Watchers) takes on EC Deputy Chairman Datuk Wira Wan Ahmad Omar’s words (30 March) that the electoral roll is cleaning up those names who are dead to get ready for the Sarawak State Election. However, SEW found the contrarily when random sms check on the roll that the oldest person, M Mahli B Sulong born in 1880 (131 years, IC 801231130313) is still an eligible voter in N.49 Nangka. His voting station is SK Perbandaran Sibu No. 3, Jalan Bandong at Saluran 1.
Election Watch group (MAFREL) first exposed the efficiency of EC in the last state election in 2006 for not deleting Sadiah Taha who was dead for 31 years. Again during the Sibu by-election 2010, SEW found 208 persons who were born over a century ago.
It is rather unfortunate that in this computerized administration system that EC is still slow in its movement. We regret that EC is doing its job well and trying lying to the public. We believe a clean electoral roll is important for a free and fair election.
The announcement of Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (30 March) on the allocation of RM73.68 million for upgrading works on three types of schools in the state of Sarawak shocked SEW for repeating the same approach of BN for attempting to bribe vote with public funds.SEW and other civil society members have questioned the appropriateness of announcing of government projects and money in the manner of “I help you, you help me” campaign during the last Sibu By-election. Religion organization such as the Methodist Church of Malaysia has instruction her members not to receive such allocation during the election time. We urge BN refrain from such activity in the election campaign period.
Wong Meng Chuo,on behalf of SEW h/p 016-3471853 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Shocking find: Man born in 1880 still on electoral roll, EC silent
Written by Malaysia Chronicle
A local non-governmental organisation Sibu Election Watchers (SEW) has claimed that the latest electoral roll is still not up to date.
Its spokesman Wong Meng Chuo said the oldest person on the roll was born in 1880, Mohamad Mahli Sulong.
“We found out that Mahli is an eligible voter in N49 Nangka and his voting station is SK Perbandaran Sibu No. 3 at Jalan Bandong,” Wong said.
During the Sibu by-election last year, SEW also found 208 names in the Sibu parliamentary constituency who were born over a century ago.
Wong said it was rather unfortunate that despite assurance from the Election Commission (EC) deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar who said on March 30 that the electoral roll was clean, SEW still found in it the names of dead people.
“We regret that the EC has not done its job well. We strongly believe a clean electoral roll is important for a free and fair election,” Wong said.
He recalled that it was Malaysians For Free and Fair Election (Mafrel) which found in the 2006 state election the name of one Sadiah Taha who had been dead for 31 years.
Wong said 30 election observers recruited by SEW would be undergoing their first training Sunday.
He said these observers were all volunteers who were willing to sacrifice their time and money to ensure a freer and fairer election.