Monday, August 25, 2008

949 listed names missing

BUTTERWORTH: A total of 949 names have gone missing from the gazetted list of the Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency electoral roll used in the March 8 general election, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has charged.

The names were nowhere to be found on the updated list issued by the Election Commission, PKR election committee deputy director Fuziah Salleh claimed.

She said most of the missing names were those of the party's supporters.

However, she said 868 of the names were still in the June 19 electoral roll which was gazetted but not in the July 31 roll.

She said 83 voters were also found to have similar addresses, adding that the party believed they were “phantom voters.”

Fuziah said the EC should not use the July 31 electoral roll, which has 58,459 registered voters, as it was only an updated version which had not been gazetted.

PKR information chief Tian Chua said the party had obtained a note with the names of 200 voters who had been paid between RM100 and RM150 to vote against Anwar.

Anwar, who visited the Madrasah An-Nahdhoh, said he was unaffected by the phantom voter threat.

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/8/25/nation/22164967&sec=nation

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