The Election Commission reportedly made a denial that there was ballot stuffing in SK Tiong Tengah polling centre in N52 Tamin, by producing another set of voting figures (see report below) showing that the votes total there is only 190, below the voters registered at the polling centre-which was 236. Earlier MEO-Net had raised suspicion of ballot stuffing because the previous set of voting figure produced by the SPR showed that the total ballots at the polling station amounted to 304, well in excess of the voter registered there. So: which set of voting figures are correct? Did the Election Commission adjusted the figures after the 1st set was found to be suggesting ballot stuffing? MEO-Net call upon the Election Commission to disclose all the form 14 for the polling centres to clarify the situation.
There should be answers to these questions: Why are there 2 sets of voting figures? Are the figures determined immediately after the counting? The 1st set of voting figures were supplied by the Returning Officer to the PKR candidate Mengga Mikui, subsequent to the latter’s request. Mengga was unable to compile the whole detailed results of his constituency because the form 14 from some constituencies-including the one at SK Siong Tengah, were never returned to him and the Counting Agent for him in the polling centre became uncontactable after that! He suspect that the Counting Agent had been bought over by his opponent.
In the first set of figure BN candidate Joseph Mauh obtained 251 votes, while PKR candidate Mengga Mikui obtained 53 votes, totaling 304, which was well in excess of the 236 voters registered for the polling centre. In the subsequent set of voting figures from the EC BN’s candidate was 148 while PKR’s was 38 , totalling only 190.
The larger issue behind this disparity is: the Form 14 disclosures have been made only to the party agents and no one else. Where there are no party agents at certain polling centres, or where the agents are bought-which are common occurences in eg Sarawak, the polling results become doubtful! In a common constituency the number of polling centre can be over 50-making it almost insurmountable challenge to candidates will lesser means. Thus many candidates don’t have adequate Polling Agents and Counting Agents(PACA) in significant part of their consttuency. MEO-Net has called upon the EC to disclose the Form 14 at the polling centres so that all members of the public can access these official results.
One possible manipulation of the voting result was the Senadin case where BN won by 58 votes, but with a highly suspicious 90 spoilt votes in 1 polling centre. It is known that the Opposition candidate didn’t have enough PACA-with many who were there supplied from West Malaysia. Thus the candidate cannot be sure of the votes he really obtained. When he was later led to inspect the ballot boxes he found that the ballot boxes were spoilt and the ballots had been mixed together in a bigger container-thus rendering it difficult to ascertain problems at the polling centre level!
The serious implication is: the spoilt votes could have been done after it was known that the BN candidate could have lost!
All these shows that the Form 14 should be disclosed publicly-not just to party agents who may not be around.
SPR anggap pemerhati pilihan raya Sarawak buat tohmahan
Posted on July 7, 2011, Thursday
KUALA LUMPUR: Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) menafikan dakwaan pemerhati pilihan raya dari Malaysia Election Observation Network (MEO-Net) kononnya terdapat kertas undi berlebihan di pusat mengundi SK Pasai Siong Tengah pada pilihan raya negeri Sarawak pada April lepas.
Setiausaha SPR Datuk Kamaruddin Mohamed Baria berkata siasatan mendapati dakwaan Ong Boon Keong dari MEO-Net seperti yang disiarkan oleh portal berita, Malaysiakini, itu tidak benar dan adalah tomahan semata-mata kerana SPR pusat mengundi SK Pasai Siong Tengah tidak wujud dan bukannya pusat mengundi yang diwartakan oleh SPR sebagai pusat mengundi pada pilihan raya Sarawak ke-10 itu.
Dalam satu kenyataan semalam, beliau berkata bilangan pemilih yang layak mengundi di SK Siong Tengah adalah seramai 236 orang. — Bernama