PETALING JAYA – Bersih 2.0 is taking the Election Commission (EC) to task for what it claims are new irregularities in voter registration, in addition to pre-existing voter registration mistakes.
“Bersih 2.0 has found new inconsistencies in the registration of voters,” said Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah.
“Voters from the same households have been registered in different localities, as well as state assembly and parliament voting areas,” she told a press conference at the Bersih headquarters in Petaling Jaya on Tuesday.
“This matter has been presented to the EC many times … the EC claims to have fixed the electoral roll but every quarter, new mistakes have been discovered alongside existing errors, by the Bersih monitoring team,” she added.
Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh, who was also at the press conference, claimed that the EC had refused to meet her despite the fact that she had lodged two written complaints last December over wrongful voter registration of her constituents.
She alleged that among the errors raised by her constituents were the wrongful registration of voters in assembly and parliamentary voting areas, as well as voters being allocated to polling centres that no longer existed.
“I regret that the EC has refused to meet me and discuss the matter,” said Fuziah.
“Furthermore, the EC has not granted me an appointment to meet and discuss the matter cordially, although my office has attempted to schedule an appointment,” she said.
During the press conference, Fuziah showed the media the MyKads of voters in her constituency, comparing these identity cards to voting areas as listed in the EC website.
“My conclusion is that this is caused by both system error and human error, plus the attitude of the EC,” she said.