Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Instant MyKads: Is this "Project 70 million" in action?

Note: My apologies to Malaysiakini for lifting this article ... this is just too good!!

PR becomes citizen ... in four hours
Kuek Ser Kuang Keng
Aug 2, 11

Less than four hours after Malaysiakini reported that a permanent resident (PR) holding a red MyPR card had been registered as a new voter, she has apparently become a citizen.

NONEShe now has a blue Mykad, based on a check of the same online system of the National Registration Department (NRD) where her identification details are recorded.

A check of the NRD online verification system twice - at 5.48pm yesterday and 11.30am today - had shown that a person named Mismah was a PR holder who had collected her MyPR card (No. 640704715238), an identification card for PR.

When the same number was entered into the Election Commission (EC) online verification system, Mismah appeared as a newly-registered voter.

However, another check with the NRD system at 3pm returned a shocking result - the same Mismah has become a citizen who has collected her blue Mykad.

Her status on the EC online verification system remained the same as at 3pm - a newly-registered voter in the latest supplementary electoral roll draft which is now on display for public scrutiny.

Despite the fact that non-citizens cannot be registered as voters, she was registered in the Ijok state constituency and Kuala Selangor parliamentary constituency, which are respectively held by Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid from PKR and Dzulkelfy Ahmad from PAS.

It appeared that Mismah's is not an isolated case.

Federal Territory PAS has claimed to have encountered 52 such cases when filing complaints with the Federal Territory EC today about the supplementary electoral roll draft .

Titiwangsa PAS division secretary Hedzer Ibrahim, who went to the EC office with other party leaders, said the first check with the NRD online verification system from 9-10am today showed that the 52 were PR who had collected their red MyPR card.

However, when the PAS team conveyed the result to the Federal Territory EC officials about 3pm, the latter checked the NRD database and found the 52 names to be those of citizens.

NONEHedzer then instructed the party technician to check the NRD online system again and obtained the same surprising result.

Fortunately PAS had screen-captured the result accessed this morning and a copy was given to Malaysiakini.

The 52 voters are registered in six parliamentary constituencies in Kuala Lumpur that were won by the opposition in the last general election.

These are Lembah Pantai (6 voters), Bandar Tun Razak (1), Segambut (5), Titiwangsa (28), Batu (8) and Wangsa Maju (4).

Malaysiakini is attempting to seek comment from the NRD.

Voter registration procedures

According to election laws, the EC updates the electoral roll every three months with a quarterly supplementary electoral roll draft.

The names of all newly-registered voters, voters who have changed their residing addresses and voters who have been removed from the electoral roll, are compiled in the supplementary electoral roll draft.

The roll is then displayed usually for one week, for public scrutiny, before it is gazetted and used in the next election.

NONEDuring the display period, members of the public can raise their objection to the names listed in the supplementary electoral roll.

Allegations of foreigners being illegally registered as voters to shore up the support of certain political parties have been continually raised by the opposition parties but constantly denied by the EC.

EC chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof has said that only citizens are allowed to be registered as voters, and that verification is done through the Agency Link-Up System (Alis) of the NRD.

Through the system, the EC cross-checks with NRD and employs 33 types of vetting before any application to become a voter can be approved.

“During the registration process, the applicant's identifier will be cross-checked with the NRD through Alis. The EC will only process the application if the details tally with the NRD records," he said.

“The system will automatically reject any fraudulent attempts to register a voter."

Less than four hours after Malaysiakini reported that a permanent resident (PR) holding a red MyPR card had been registered as a new voter, she has apparently become a citizen.

BRAVO!! How "Inspiring", Mr. Education Minister!!

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"There should have such camp for the ministers- at kamunting camp."

Star Online
Tuesday August 2, 2011

Camp-in-prison for 33


JOHOR BARU: Thirty-three naughty students who were sent for a 3D/2N motivation camp with their parents’ consent had a shock – the camp was in the Kluang Prison!

The boys from SMK Bandar Baru Uda claimed they were treated like inmates and had their heads shaved bald during the camp which ended last Sunday.

Rude shock: Some of the students who said they were duped into attending a motivation camp at the Kluang Prison posing for a photo after the press conference in Johor Baru yesterday.

Student Syed Amirulkhir Syed Khadit, 16, claimed that he was assaulted by one of the programme’s facilitators.

“I have a bruise on the back of my neck,” he said while showing the mark.

He said teachers had informed the group, made up of students with disciplinary problems that they would be attending a motivational course.

“They told us we would be staying at a hotel but we were shocked to see the prison.

“Our personal belongings, including mobile phones and wallets were taken away.

“We were asked to wear a white uniform and took turns shaving each other’s head,” said Syed Amirulkhir at a press conference at Dewan Umno Taman Skudai yesterday organised by Johor Baru Umno Youth.

It was attended by more than 15 students who were at the camp as well as some parents.

Firdaus Mohammad, 16, said they had to wake up at 4.30am and perform sit-ups, push-ups and squats.

“We were treated like criminals and one man even threatened to electrocute us with a taser,” he said, adding that those who tried to speak up were slapped or kicked.

Firdaus said they were only given plain rice and bread, had to sleep on thin mattresses and were not allowed to switch on the fans.

He said that although they were accompanied by several teachers, none of them intervened.

Kamsatun Abd Ghani, 51, said that she was very upset with the school for allowing her son, Mohd Aminuddin Hashim, 16, to be treated in such a manner.

“The school has betrayed our trust and those involved should be investigated immediately,” she said.

Johor Baru Umno Youth chief Khalid Mohamed urged the Education Ministry to look into the matter.

“The consent form signed by the parents did not state that their sons would be sent to a prison,” he said.

The school’s parent-teacher association chairman Samsol Bahri Jamil said the programme was aimed at allowing students to experience life in prison.

“We will hold a meeting with the parties involved,” he said, adding that 12 other schools had previously taken part in the programme meant for students with disciplinary problems.