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SPR kicks out 24K voters July 16, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Democracy, Human Rights, Malaysia, Politics.
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We’d asked SPR to clean up their rolls of deceased and suspicious voters. We’d asked them to use indelible ink to flush out the ‘phantoms’.

They said, it’s too hard lar, too much work lar, we’re trying lar etc. So many excuses.

Instead, the SPR decided they are really elves of the National Registration Dept by taking out 24,000 registered voters just because they haven’t changed to MyKad. (See Bernama report)

Reason? Because they want to encourage people to get new MyKads.

But wait … Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor, the SPR secretary also said the 24,000 voters have to re-register. This means their names aren’t on the latest rolls, and if elections are held in August, that’s it.

No vote for non-MyKad holders.

Genius, man. You just gave the Opposition thousands of new volunteers, supporters and potential funders.

Genius!

Rashid – your job is to administer elections. You are neither a clerk of the NRD nor do you have the right to decide on what type of citizen gets to vote. If they register with the SPR, they have the right to vote. Unless you’re declaring them as non-citizens?

Wow. Mr Prime Minister and the deputy. You sure know how to pick the right guys.

(Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the stench of General Elections!)

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1. WATTAHACK? - July 16, 2007

its illegal to stop any citizen from voting! this shows malaysia is an illegal country…

2. LC_Teh - July 16, 2007

In this ‘fair land’, nobody’s neutral. You either work for the govt or you’re for the opposition. seems like that to me at least…

3. yh - July 16, 2007

I dont have Mycard. Means I cannot vote this round. Is this condition set by EC illegal? if so, someone take these half baked morons to court!

4. eng - July 16, 2007

this july is not a good month, so many things to fight for and protest … the Alantuyah … Johari… IGB… Nat… Hindu temple in Melaka… and now just got another one. It’s difficult to be a good Malaysian, there are so little good things to ponder (no fuel hike this month, no toll hike this month … ) but new shit just keep pouring down, how can a person (or opposition) stay focus on issues.

5. Zig - July 16, 2007

Rashid – your job is to administer elections. You are neither a clerk of the NRD nor do you have the right to decide on what type of citizen gets to vote. If they register with the SPR, they have the right to vote. Unless you’re declaring them as non-citizens?

I think this part is too complicated for them to figure out : )

6. zewt - July 16, 2007

this really threw me off my seat…

7. johnleemk - July 16, 2007

Actually I once read an interesting hypothesis from a scholar who suggested that the requirement to register is unconstitutional. Under the constitution, you only have to prove you are a Malaysian citizen residing in the constituency you want to vote in. Registration has been used as proof, but there there doesn’t seem to be anything in the constitution barring you from presenting utility bills and your blue IC at the polling station on election day. (Disclaimer: I am not suggesting anyone actually try this.)

8. Utopian Dream... Still dreaming... - July 16, 2007

I am living in the Uk atm, every now and then I receive flyers and official letters encourage people to register and vote.

In Malaysia, they discourage people to do so. Isn’t that what authoritarian government likes?

9. walski69 - July 16, 2007

WTF… yeah, saw this in the news report(s)… but between work and Nat, haven’t really had time to blog about much else… I agree with you Eli, the stench of the next GE loometh…


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