Published: Tuesday January 8, 2013 MYT 1:59:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 8, 2013 MYT 3:28:03 PM
Party members won't be signed up as citizen observers during polls, says Bersih 2.0
By ISABELLE LAI
KUALA LUMPUR: Card-carrying political party members will not be allowed to sign up as citizen observers during the general election, said the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih) 2.0.
Its co-chairman Datuk S. Ambiga (pic) said any saboteurs discovered participating as observers would be removed from the area immediately.
She said accepted volunteers must sign a pledge, which would include a code of conduct on being impartial and fair observers.
"Those who are found not to adhere to the code of conduct will have their reports devalued. We will not rely on their reports," she told a press conference here Tuesday.
However, Ambiga said they had no way of checking whether the volunteers were actually card-carrying members, adding that "we trust the Malaysian public".
Bersih earlier announced it would set up Pemantau Pilihan Raya Rakyat (Pemantau) to mobilise citizens as election observers in order to deter any instances of election fraud.