We know that Malaysians who are eligible to vote in the 14th general election must check your designated polling station would be, usually nearest to your home. However, several Klang residents were shocked to find that their names are listed as voters in Kamunting, Perak. That’s 300km between their polling centre and their houses!
Source: Google Map
According to FMT, two 68-year-old elderly voters, Cheong Chee Woh and his wife, Loo Sook Whai, said they were saddened because they won’t be able to vote in the upcoming 14th general election.
Loo, who has voted without fail in the past five general elections said,
“We won’t be making the trip to Kamunting. We’re very disappointed that we can’t vote.”
T. Sargunan, a banker, on the other hand, said he had registered as a voter using his MyKad that bears his Klang address, however, things are not in his favor. He told FMT,
“Even though the address in my MyKad shows Klang, I discovered that according to the microchip, I live in some place called Medan Saujana in Kamunting. I have never been to Kamunting. Suddenly, I’m a voter there.”
Aside from that, another 25-year-old victim named Eugene Oliver said he had never registered as a voter before, but somehow he was registered to vote in Kamunting as well.
Klang MP Charles Santiago asked:
“Something just isn’t right. How can someone who never registered to be a voter suddenly become one?”
Besides, a Malaysian student who’s currently in Russia said that he too never registered as a voter but was miraculously registered in Kamunting.
This is getting awfully suspicious!
Following these complaints, MP Santiago has demanded the Election Commission to show proof that those affected voters have asked to be transferred or registered as voters in Kamunting. Otherwise, he’d take the commission to court.
What do you guys think? Is it just a technical glitch? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!
(Source: WOB / Free Malaysia Today)