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(GE12) This *is* the dirtiest elections ever March 4, 2008

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The Election Commission has cancelled the use of indelible ink for this general election, citing public order and security issues. (Malaysiakini, 4 March 2008)

The only conclusion that can be drawn from this stunning announcement is – BN is losing big time and is now desperate to have to resort to even cheaper and dirtier tricks, compared to the 1999 General Elections.

For all of us who marched in Kuala Lumpur seeking free and fair elections, please be prepared to defend our fundamental and constitutional right to free and fair elections.

It’s no longer about denying two-thirds. It is clear there are larger stakes at hand.

Don’t let cheats into the halls of state assemblies and the Parliament.
VOTE FOR CHANGE!
VOTE FOR A CLEAN GOVERNMENT!

(GE12) PACA – with a deadline February 27, 2008

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Original post here.

Last night, we were informed that Polling and Counting Agents have to have their names, IC numbers in by this FRIDAY! Ah, satu lagi keputusan petir SPR….

We need a couple of hundred people who are willing to sacrifice just one day on March 8, to help ensure there won’t be any cheats or ghostly voters.

Please write to: <bukitlanjan2008@gmail.com> if you wish to help!

Can Rashid explain these? February 27, 2008

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This from my friend, Kok Fah, a staunch opposition supporter:-

I’m a voter since 1986. Since 1995 I vote in Puchong. When i checked my name before nomination at SPR web site I’m still a voter in Puchong. But when i checked my name just now, i’m not a voter, i can’t vote.

I’m now at Kajang PKR bilik gerekan, we received some conplaints that they vote in 2004 Dun Kajang, now they cant vote because they are not a voter, some had been tranfer to other areas.

This sounds like my case during the 1999 General Elections. I registered in April 1997, had a receipt and all, yet my name didn’t appear on the rolls in 1999. I had to re-register again.

And, are these people very very old or too young to vote? (check with http://daftarj.spr.gov.my/daftar.asp; birthdates below which appear in the current electoral)

871205740015
870914105781
870418105790
871016146308
881231100432
881103750027
880505066047
880906087033
881030136332
891102740096
891129740088
890520610089
890112146416
890920076065
890403615016
910609755079
920622710069
920612740045

Is it incompetence or desperation on part of the BN/EC alliance? Either way, it’s reason enough to VOTE THIS GOVERNMENT OUT!

(GE12) Polling agents and Counting agents (PACA) February 26, 2008

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Often, there aren’t enough polling agents and counting agents in each stream, which means cheats and phantoms voters can do whatever they want.

DUN Bukit Lanjan (N37) has 12 ‘Peti Undi’ (geographical division of the area and voting locality) and 52 ‘saluran’ (total voting streams).

This means with 2 persons alternating every few hours, we need a bare minimum of 104 volunteers to man all polling stations. Polling agents will then double-up as counting agents.

If you wish to help out, please do register with us as we need to submit your names and details to the Election Commission. Training will be conducted this weekend to allow those who are new to this process to familiarise themselves.

Help stop cheats and phantom voters. Come help! 🙂

(GE12) Nominations through February 24, 2008

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In the Subang (P107) constituency, all Opposition candidates got their nominations approved. 🙂 It’s all straight fights in the state seats (Kota Damansara, Paya Jeras and Bukit Lanjan) as well as the Parliament seat.

The morning was not without the usual Election Commission nonsense. At the freshly painted green gates of the multipurpose hall, MBPJ Bandar Utama, we were refused entry initially. Apparently, the candidates, proposers and seconders all had to have name tags with a photo for ID purposes (and not all of us were given that).

No photo, no tag, no entry,” claimed an EC guy.
Isn’t MyKad enough? Is it not an ID?” I shouted.
You’re denying our democratic right to file our papers????” exclaimed one of the nominators.

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(GE12) Malaysian students abroad – Yes! You can vote!!! February 20, 2008

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If the Malaysian High Commission/consular tells you that only scholarship students can vote, that’s total BS. Take down their names and we can discuss what dastardly things can be done.

If they blur like sotong, tell them call Rashid 🙂 and give you ‘Borang A’ in the meantime.

Please see post on Politikus: http://polytikus.com/2008/02/19/malaysian-students-overseas-you-can-vote/ 

(GE12) Rashid again February 15, 2008

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Hand in the cookie jar syndrome.

He said there is no such thing as ‘phantom voter’, claiming that nobody has ever produced proof.

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Earlier this week, electoral reform group Bersih has presented proof of the existence of 104 voters aged above 100 in the Selangor electoral roll to the Selangor EC.

Pressed by a reporter on this issue, he rebutted: “You want to argue over small things like this? You’re questioning me like in a court of law.” (Malaysiakini, 14 Feb 2008)

Is that why the EC is mum about the indelible ink?

(See Rockybru, whose identity may well be used by a ‘phantom’ this elections!)

(GE12) The number ’13’ February 14, 2008

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Coincidence?

The Elections Commission (EC) has the power to set the elections date, not the former Prime Minister. So was the date 8 March really decided by the EC or given by our numerology fan – Mr. 13? (And how come a number of us were told of that date in advance :D)

Maybe Rashid likes ’13’ too.

And on the issue of indelible ink, heads up folks. Sources claim it’s NOT likely to be compulsory.

Is that why he was ainsy?

Asked to confirm on the use of indelible ink in the coming election, the EC chief replied: “I will talk about that later. The procedures-procedures are not (main topic) in this session, we are more interested in the (election) dates.”

Pressed again, he retorted: “Did I say cancel? I will call you if there is any change.” (Malaysiakini, 14 Feb 2008)