Published: Fri, 28 Dec 2012

KLANG: A woman who has never registered with the Election Commission (EC) recently discovered that she was registered as a voter in a non-existent state seat of “Bandar Shah Alam” while her parliamentary seat was in Butterworth, Penang.

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Santiago (left) and Sarajun Hoda at the press conference.

Klang member of Parliament Charles Santiago said the 33-year-old from Teluk Pulai lodged a complaint with his office.

“Who registered on her behalf? Where and when was she registered?” asked Santiago, who submitted a letter to the EC on Monday to seek an explanation.

In his letter, he also requested EC to give a detailed explanation on the movement of voters in his constituency.

He said 2,195 voters have been transferred out of the Klang constituency, with nearly 500 of them from Teluk Pulai transferred to the Kapar parliamentary seat without the voters’ knowledge.

“Have they applied to be transferred? We want to know the reason for these transfers,” said Santiago.

In addition, 3,457 names have been removed from the electoral roll since 2008, even though some of these voters are still alive and residing at the same address.

Santiago said the EC must explain the reason for the removal.

His office also found several new voters with a single name such as “Juren” in the electoral roll.

“Who are these new voters? Most Malaysians would have a surname,” Santiago noted.

Last but not least, he highlighted that two Malays have been registered at 994 Jalan Papan in Pandamaran, which is a vacant land at present.

In 2008, 60 names, including 40 Malays, were registered under the address in the Chinese new village.

Santiago said 13 names were transferred out in 2011, and he wants the EC to explain the two new names registered in the second quarter of the year.

Also with Santiago at the press conference was Aliran executive council member Sarajun Hoda, who is also part of the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0).

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