Wednesday, 15 February 2012

200,000 Dodgy Voters on Electoral roll- WTF, Mr. EC??

Posted on February 15, 2012

You are playing poker at a casino of international repute.

The stakes now are very, very high.

The player opposite you has won the last 12 games, all in a row.

There’s a sense of unease amongst the other players, that something is amiss.

There’s a demand for a fresh deck of cards.

Should the casino oblige, or insist on continuing with the deck that is now viewed with suspicion?


I had tea yesterday with an elected rep.

Her office had checked the latest number of voters registered in her constituency, according to the EC records.

They found an error of some 6,000 additional names on the roll.

A written query was sent to the EC.

Until today, no response.

Malaysiakini reported yesterday that the audit of the electoral roll by Mimos disclosed a total of about 200,000 dubious voters.

How did Mimos discover these 200,000?

Well, according to the report, there were 820 cases where there were more than 100 voters registered as residing at the same address.

There were 1,259 cases where between 51-100 voters were registered at the same address.

Mimos detected another 3,254 cases where there were between 21-50 voters allegedly residing in the same place.

Mimos also found 6,002 cases involving between 11 – 20 voters all sharing the same address.

These 200,000 ‘dubious voters’ stuck out like sore thumbs because of the seeming implausibility that so many might be residing at one address.

Put another way, this cheating was uncovered because the perpetrators were either too lazy or too stupid to take the trouble, so as to cover their tracks, to allocate to these 200,o00 ‘dubious voters’ different residential addresses.

Had this been done, would Mimos’s audit have detected the 200,000?

And if Mimos would not have, can Mimos then categorically confirm now that there may not be even more ‘dubious voters’ than the 200,000 now found, who may have gone undetected because they have not been lumped together with 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 other dubious voters?

With this latest revelation, are we, the non-dubious voters, not entitled to a new, ‘dubious voter’ – free electoral roll, before we go to the next polls?


Bersih 2.0 Steering Committee?