- ‘Rallies will be calm, although some want to go beyond’
- Anwar: Najib hypocritical for refusing to sign peace deal
- PKR produces police report on another blackout
- Laporan Polis Terhadap Penipuan Proses Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13
- Format Laporan Polis Seluruh Negara Terhadap Penipuan Pilihanraya
- FRAUD AGAINST THE NATION: EC chief, deputy chief to be hauled to court – Nurul
- Pakatan seeks 500,000 volunteers for anti-EC action
Posted: 26 May 2013 11:47 PM PDT
PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim noted that he could sense the frustration in the rakyat that they want to go beyond protests, but said he hoped the ongoing rallies to protest electoral fraud would remain peaceful.
“When we announce (at the rally) that we are not going to march, you could see a few thousands left in disappointment.
“You could sense that people want to move beyond these rallies… We pray that things are orderly,” he told a press conference in Petaling Jaya this afternoon.
Despite the police crackdown against rally organisers, Anwar thanked the cops for acting professionally on-site when the ralllies were ongoing.
“They (police) did not provoke like in previous Bersih rallies, so we thank them and hopefully there will be no provocations,” he said, though he suggested the police to focus more on crime-busting.
Posted: 26 May 2013 11:45 PM PDT
PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim has described Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak as hypocritical for criticising him over a peace deal to accept the general election results when the premier himself refused to sign it.
"He did not sign it, in fact before I signed it, Pak Jusuf (former Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla) went to him and he said 'No'.
"There was no contract, Najib said he agreed, that he was a man of honour, but he is a prime minister of no courage to even sign what he had agreed," he told a press conference at the PKR headquarters this afternoon.
The peace deal between Najib and Anwar, brokered by Jusuf (right), touched on election ethics, free and fair election, accepting the results of the general election and reconciliation.
As such, Anwar said Najib should be “the last person” to criticise the former on the deal, especially when he did not honour many deals specified.
“The prime minister is the last person to talk about lying after cheating in the election, having to courage to honour the commitment to ethics and free and fair election…
“It is enough to show how fraudulent the (electoral) process was and it is hypocritical of Najib (to say that I broke the deal),” he said.
‘PM intended to break deal’
Anwar said he had signed the agreement as he had already publicly supported ethical campaigning and free and fair election.
However, he said that accepting the general election results was contingent on the provision of ethics and free and fair election which was not fulfilled by Najib.
“He (Najib) did not sign the agreement as he intended to breach the contract from the beginning.
“He did not follow ethical campaigning and he cheated in the general election,” he said.
Anwar pointed out the demonising of the opposition on the mainstream media during campaign period, denying them access to media, and alleged widespread fraud in the polls.
“You refused to sign the agreement and now you are talking about an agreement you refused to sign,” he said.
Posted: 26 May 2013 11:44 PM PDT
PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli today produced another police report to prove an allegation of a blackout happening in a polling centre in Kedah on election day.
Rafizi said that a police report showed that a blackout happened in Sedim, Kedah when counting was taking place – and lasted for 15 minutes.
The area falls under the Kulim Bandar Baru parliamentary seat, and adds on to an alleged bkackout in Sri Serdang on the same day.
The report was lodged by a PKR polling agent who was stationed at a school in Sedim, who said that only the school block suffered from a blackout and not the surrounding areas.
"Election Commission deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar should produce the basis as to how he could ridicule a serious allegation about a discrepancy in running the elections," Rafizi said.
Wan Ahmad had recently alleged that no blackouts took place in any polling centres in the country, and even went on to suggest some pictures were staged before the elections in order to discredit the commission and the election process.
Posted: 26 May 2013 10:37 PM PDT
Posted: 26 May 2013 09:18 PM PDT
Saya<NAMA PENUH>, No Kad Pengenalan <NOMBOR KAD PENGENALAN BARU/LAMA> telah mengundi di dalam PRU Ke-13 pada 5/5/2013 di Daerah Mengundi <NAMA DAERAH MENGUNDI>, Parlimen <NAMA PARLIMEN> pada jam <JAM PAGI/PETANG>. Saya basuh jari yang dicalit dakwat kekal pada jam <JAM PAGI/PETANG> hari yang sama mendapati semua dakwat yang dicalitkan pada jari saya telah habis tertanggal.
Saya membuat laporan ini untuk menyatakan dakwat itu tidak kekal. Ini bertentangan dengan kenyataan Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya (SPR) Malaysia yang menyatakan dakwat itu kekal seperti peruntukan Undang-Undang Pilihanraya. Ini adalah satu penipuan oleh Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya (SPR).
Sekian, terima kasih.
Posted: 26 May 2013 07:27 PM PDT
Malaysia’s Opposition will next week file a lawsuit against the Election Commission chairman and deputy chairman for “fraud against the nation”, Member of Parliament for Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah told an 80,000-strong crowd at a rally to protest the outcome of the recently-concluded 13th general election.
“We will make sure they pay for their criminal acts, we will make sure justice prevails in this country of ours. And when the case goes to court, I urge all Malaysians to turn up to show support to our lawyers.
“And don’t forget, the moment they can, they will call for a Parliament sitting and try to re-delineate some seats. You know what they will do? They know they are strong in seats like Sungei Besar, so they will split Sungei Besar into 2 parliament seats and combine Pandan and Ampang for example. But we will be waiting. We will mobilize the people to protest in large numbers to stop them from this re-delineation.”
“You can cheat the people some of the time but not all the time. So tonight we will gather, we will make sure we know the truth, and we will fight them hard especially to make sure no unfair re-delineation takes place.”
Both the EC chairman Abdul Aziz Yusoff and his deputy Wan Ahmad Wan Omar are no strangers to accusations of bias and vested interests. They are believed to be members of Umno and despite calls for them to quit on the basis of a lack of neutrality, they have refused to do so.
On Monday, first thing to do is to lodge a police report
Prime Minister Najib Razak’s umno-BN coalition won 133 of the federal parliament’s 222 seats and the Pakatan Rakyat led by Anwar Ibrahim 89 seats. However,
Anwar has refused to concede defeat, citing systemic and widespread cheating. The Pakatan plans to file election petitions in at least 27 seats where they claim to have uncovered “conclusive” evidence of vote buying, vote rigging as well as phantom voters. They want re-elections in these seats.
Another key grouse is the indelible used by the EC, which it had promised would stay on for 5 days. However, on the May 5 balloting day the majority of Malaysia’s 13 million-strong electorate found to their shock the ink could be washed off within the hour. This would render the ink useless as a weapon against multiple voting by a single person – the very reason why the ink had been bought for use in the first place.
Also at the same event was Anwar, who is also Nurul’s dad. In his speech, Anwar called on all Malaysians who encountered electoral fraud on balloting day to lodge police reports. This would help to strength the case against the EC, said the 64-year-old.
“On Monday, the first thing you should do is to lodge a police report against the EC,” said Anwar. “Our lawyers are now gathering information. Yes we have more confidence in the people’s court (than the country’s scandal-tainted judiciary) but we have to go through the process.
No plans for BERSIH 4.0 yet: Focus now on people’s Tribunal
Ambiga Sreenvasan, the co-chairman of the BERSIH movement for free and fair polls, also minced no words lambasting the EC’s alleged bias in helping the Umno-BN win through fraud.
In her speech, she spoke of the establishment of a People’s Tribunal to investigate the pile of complaints from the electorate. However, she told Malaysia Chronicle at the sidelines of the rally that her committee was not planning BESIH 4.0 at the moment.
“Don’t give up. We are going to have a People’s Tribunal to tell the truth. They may have the forces but we are going to have the most powerful weapon in our hands. We are going to have truth and we are going to use that. Anyone who has evidence, please come forward and I know you are brave enough to do that,” said Ambiga.
“This Election Commission, if they have any self-respect should resign immediately on this one ground, on the ground of indelible ink. Do you know in my opinion, the indelible ink is a fraud is a fraud on the Malaysian people. They refused to demonstrate (the quality of the ink) and now we know why. Any EC worth its salt would have resigned in embarrassment.”
Posted: 26 May 2013 09:35 AM PDT
Pakatan Rakyat (PR) wants to sign up some 500,000 volunteers to protest at the Election Commission (EC) offices until the members resign in favour of replacements who report directly to parliament.
The coalition also wants voters to lodge reports against the EC forusing indelible ink that can be washed off immediately after the May 5 general elections, despite claims that it was introduced to prevent possible double voting.
"The people will move to SPR until SPR is dibubarkan (disbanded). Can?" losing PKR candidate Badrul Hisham Shaharin asked thousands who crowded a rally here organised by 60 NGOs, referring to the EC by its initials in the Malay language.
Emceeing the rally to protest alleged electoral fraud at the Dataran Petaling Jaya in Jalan Timur, Badrul led the crowd in chants of "SPR letak jawatan" (EC resign), singling out EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof and deputy Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar.
PR has blamed alleged electoral fraud for not becoming government although it won the popular vote in Election 2013. It won 89 federal seats against the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) which took 133 seats in the 222-seat parliament.
The politician better known as CheguBard heads Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM), which is demanding that the EC should not be under the Prime Minister's Department but should report to parliament.
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was the last to address the rally but he also rejected the idea of working with the EC and supported calls that the current EC members resign immediately.
"We will never cooperate or work or engage with such a deceitful Election Commission," the PKR de facto chief said, adding that an "ultimatum" will be issued if they do not resign.
Anwar urged the public to lodge police reports if they had experienced the alleged premature washing-off of the indelible ink from their fingers on voting day.
He said they should do so from tomorrow onwards up until Monday and send copies of the reports to PR.
"This is to show the power and might of the people. We challenge you according to due process. We also respect the rule of law," said Anwar.
He said that PR wanted to present a large barrel of the people's police reports of EC's alleged fraud in the courtroom.
PR is looking to file election petitions to contest polls' conduct and results of more than 25 federal seats, a move, which must be done within 21 days from the gazette of the polls results on May 22.
Anwar also called for Malaysians to support Bersih's efforts through the polls watchdog's People's Tribunal, a new initiative which will be used to examine public complaints of alleged electoral fraud.
Despite the EC saying that the People's Tribunal lacks legal standing, Anwar said he viewed it as having legitimacy.
Nurul Izzah Anwar, the daughter of the Opposition Leader, similarly accused the EC of cheating, highlighting the failure of the indelible ink which was introduced to prevent double voting.
"We'll fight them hard especially to ensure that no unfair re-delineation takes place," the PKR vice-president told the crowd, referring to the re-delineation exercise by the EC that is expected to take place by year-end.
The Lembah Pantai MP also took a slightly different tack when she urged PR supporters not to hate political rivals BN.
"They might want us to hate them. I will tell you the only thing you should feel against Umno, Barisan Nasional and its leaders is pity. Don't have to hate and it's because we love Malaysia, we love the future," she said.
"Never, never lower yourself to their level. We fight with love, we fight with peace. We fight because we are better than these people," she later stressed.
Earlier she said that people should leave the ethnic-based parties in BN, naming Umno, MIC and MCA, which she claimed were "racist".
She called on the people to go to Putrajaya and press the home minister for a licence to replace local daily Utusan Malaysia with Utusan Rakyat.
"You give us our permit and we make sure we create news that are true for the people, not news to plant feelings of hate," she said.
The crowd at the rally streamed in from 5pm and reached its peak about 9pm with a traffic jam reported at the nearby Federal Highway. The NGO-organised affair appeared to be a continuation of a Pakatan Rakyat (PR) campaign that began two weeks ago.
Despite police remarks that the gathering known as "Himpunan SuaraRakyat505" was illegal, the crowd turned up clad in black to symbolise their protest and dispersed peacefully.
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