By Selena Tay | FMT
In a slick and covert mission, some smooth operators have managed to shoot up the numbers of the Selangor electoral roll by adding as many dubious voters as possible in order to subvert the vote of genuine Selangorians.
Appended below is the information on the increase of dubious voters in these Pakatan Rakyat-held parliamentary seats. The information is obtained from PAS’ Harakah daily dated Jan 25 to 27, 2013:
1. Kuala Selangor 10,083 (PAS MP Dzulkefly Ahmad)
2. Selayang 16,189 (PKR MP William Leong)
3. Gombak 15,467 (PKR MP Azmin Ali)
4. Hulu Langat 23,334 (PAS MP Che Rosli Che Mat)
5. Serdang 23,748 (DAP MP Teo Nie Ching)
6. Puchong 19,772 (DAP MP Gobind Singh Deo)
7. Kelana Jaya 13,714 (PKR MP Loh Gwo Burne)
8. Subang 27,765 (PKR MP R Sivarasa)
9. Shah Alam 15,417 (PAS MP Khalid Samad)
10.Kapar 21,606 (PKR MP S Manikavasagam)
11.Klang 11,702 (DAP MP Charles Santiago)
12.Kota Raja 22,256 (PAS MP Siti Mariah Mahmud)
13.Kuala Langat 17,172 (PKR MP Abdullah Sani)
This underhand operation to negate the vote of genuine Malaysian citizens reveals the desperation of those who want to win at all costs so much so that they are willing to sell out the nation’s rights.
In the process, they do not give two hoots about altering the nation’s demographics or jeopardising the lives and livelihood of ordinary citizens.
The situation will be difficult for us citizens if we do not do something about these dubious voters (most of whom are foreigners with MyKad) and if we do not take pro-active action on polling day.
Pakatan leaders have already made countless police reports and filed countless complaints with the Election Commission (EC) but to no avail. The relevant authorities are just not concerned and have turned a blind eye to these reports and complaints.
Other problems as well
Besides the electoral roll problem, the water problem in Selangor is also an attempt to strike at Pakatan by victimising Selangorians.
“If the water pumps are spoilt, then just get them repaired. What has it got to do with the building of the Langat 2 dam? BN is talking nonsense by linking the water pumps problem with the dam,” said PAS Pokok Sena MP, Mahfuz Omar.
Even the collection of rubbish in Selangor has been sabotaged. It is the game of “Sabotage 24/7” to halt the smooth running of the Pakatan Selangor government’s administration.
Therefore from the Selangor situation we can see BN’s game in attacking Pakatan and the citizens as a whole.
This means that all genuine Malaysians (regardless of whether we are voting or not) must be ready to serve the nation on polling day. It only takes one day to change the course of history.
And Pakatan needs all men and women of goodwill to monitor all the roads leading to the polling centres on polling day from the break of dawn to dusk. The rakyat should also gather outside the vote-counting centres to deter any extra ballot boxes from being brought in or other types of hanky-panky.
Chaos and hooliganism can also be prevented due to the strength of the rakyat.
This is the only chance for all ordinary citizens. Otherwise, BN will win again as it is in control of the EC and the National Registration Department (NRD).
There needs to be a massive force ushering in this change in history. The role of civil society is most needed to negate the efforts and effects of the phantom voters.
Therefore, civil society must act. There has to be a stop to all this victimisation of the rakyat, plundering of the nation’s coffers and robbing of the citizens’ rights via the giving of instant citizenships to unskilled or low-skilled foreign labour or aliens who had landed on our shores via the porous borders.
It is already an uphill battle as the extremely dirty electoral roll coupled with gerrymandering of parliamentary and state boundaries work in favour of the ruling government.
The omission or transferring out of genuine Malaysian voters’ names without the voters’ knowledge or consent is another dirty tactic done with a lame excuse.
In addition, the EC has more than doubled its workers from 100,000 to 240,000 and these are the people who will be voting earlier.
The “pondok panas” to monitor voters have seen an increase in its distance from 50 metres to 100 metres from the polling centre and in the polling centre itself, the party representative has to face the voter’s back – all these are measures put in place by the BN federal government to make it difficult for Pakatan’s people to identify the “foreign” voters.
The rogues are therefore doing anything and everything, manipulating to the hilt to stay in power.
Selena Tay is a DAP member and a FMT columnist.