Saturday September 22, 2012
EC denies 13 registered voters living in a hut
PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission has denied the presence of “dubious voters” in the Selangor electoral roll.
Saifuddin said that 13 voters had used the same address of a hut in Gombak in the “Dalam Radar Khas” programme on Bernama Radio24 last week.
“The hut is used by the people living in the area to park their motorcycles and there is also a coffeeshop there which uses the same mailing address.
“The other houses in the area are located in the surrounding hills. They use the same address because the hut is on flat land and it is easier to deliver mail there.
“This is not unique ... there are many cases where people use the same address for similar reasons.
“It does not mean that these voters actually live at the hut,” he said, adding that there were in fact 18 registered voters from among 32 families in the area.
Abdul Aziz chided Saifuddin for not notifying the EC of its findings on Pakatan Rakyat's audit of Selangor's electoral roll.
“If you are sincere in wanting to clean up (the electoral rolls), be clear and honest. If there are any doubts, raise it with the EC.
“We are not perfect. If there are mistakes, we will try to correct them as far as possible and act well within the confines of the law ... don't do this just to discredit the EC,” he said.
When contacted, Saifuddin said he will respond to Abdul Aziz's claim against him at a press conference next week.
Abdul Aziz, meanwhile, said the dramatic rise in the number of new voters which stands at 3.6 million was due in part to concerted efforts by political parties to register them.