Saturday, December 17, 2011

Still in doubt?

The Opposition, NGOs and those disgruntled parties who have been accusing the Election Commission of practicing bias and dirty tactics to ensure BN wins a general election, should from now on stop acting like a bunch of crass.

They should instead be grateful to the government for allowing the setting up of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on election reform which is placed under an equal number of members from both the government and the Opposition.

The PSC has taken into account views from various parties, including Suaram, Suhakam and the NGOs in order to justify it's report to the Parliament and make fresh proposal as to how a national poll should be best conducted.

And yesterday, the EC has called on political parties to assist in scrutinising the electoral roll to clear doubts on the voters' list for the coming 13th general election.

EC deputy chairman Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said it was regrettable that certain groups, especially the opposition parties, have often alleged that the electoral roll contains phantom voters.

"Allegations linking the electoral roll with phantom voters are stale issues, as we have taken many measures to ensure the electoral roll is clean," he told Bernama, adding that the Opposition, who frequently raise the issue of phantom voters, should come out with proof and not make wild allegations.

"Who are the phantom voters? Why not expose them, as EC would like to catch them and bring them to court as well," he said.

He said the issue of phantom voters should not have arisen, as contesting parties have representatives at each polling station and 'this clearly shows our election system implemented is fair and clean'.

"Do not drag the EC into politics, as we are not related to anyone. In fact, EC work towards providing the cleanest possible data, including withdrawing from the electoral roll the names of those who have passed away," he said.

So, people like Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, former Bar Council boss Ambiga and other Opposition leaders who all this while condemn the EC, should have faith in the system. Unless if they can produce evidence of such wrongdoings, they should come forward and not simply make wild accusation.

Lim Guan Eng said recently that the result of any general election is often decided by the 'phantom voters', an allegation which he himself failed to uphold.

The general logic remains - if the EC is mode incline towards the government, Pakatan Rakyat would not have won 5 (minus 1) states in the 2008 general election.

And if you don't have faith in our election system, I guess it will be much better for Najib not to call for a general election at all...


moody said...

if the SC rigs votes, pakatan rakyat will not win in any state.

their accusation shows how greed they are to wrest putrajaya from barisan nasional, using all dirty and unfounded accusation to undermine the SC.

penangan said...


tidak ada sesiapa pun setakat ni dapat membuktikan wujudnya pengundi hantu, seperti yang digembar-gemburkan oleh pembangkang.

ia hanya satu isu untuk memperlekehkan ketelusan sistem pilihanraya yang sedia ada.

pembangkang masih tidak berpuas hati selagi anwar belum jadi perdana menteri. itu saja sebabnya!

Anonymous said...

lim guan eng spoke thru his own experience and practice, i guess.

otherwise, he wouldn't say anything about phantom voters. i think he was the one who used such voters in penang!

eric estrada said...

when the govt controls the EC, they say the EC can be easily manipulated by the govt.

if pakatan forms the govt, they will also control the EC and will manipulate the body.

so, 1 plus 1 is nothing!

obladi oblada said...

the DAP, especially has been attacking the election commission.

but looking at the party, when was the last time they held election to elect new leaders?

so much of a so-called democratic party!

karpal, kit siang, guan eng and other high ranking officials will hold on to that position - without any contest - till they die.

Anonymous said...

nak kata apa lagi, lantak diorang la.

yang pasti, SPR dah buat apa yang patut untuk pastikan pilihanraya berjalan dengan lancar dan tanpa penipuan.

apa yang disebut pengundi hantu oleh guan eng dan pembangkang sebenarnya ada di pihak mereka sendiri!

GoldTrex said...

Tuan JR

Please inform the Election Commission to issue last warning. Anyone who alleges phantom voters is given 14 days to come up with the PROOF.

If they fail - the Election Commission - would sue, on the 15th day. I am sure many lawyers are keen to be on EC's panel.

This will separate tin kosong from genuine complainants.

Thank you

lost world said...

if pakatan forms a govt and bn becomes the opposition, bn will also start questioning the election commission.

so, no point accusing each other. whoever is in control of the govt will hold the privilege of manipulation!

Anonymous said...

lost world..

are you totally that stupid??!

if the BN are manipulating the votes how come the opposition can form government in five states?!

if the BN really manipulating the votes, the oppositions will never win any state, and even worst, their candidates will never get a single vote!

that is what votes manipulating really is!

lu pikirlah sendiri