The EC may set May 11 as the polling date to remind the rakyat about the May 13 incident, say ABU spokesman Haris Ibrahim.
Alyaa Azhar, FMT
Polls watchdog ABU (Anything But Umno) spokesman Haris Ibrahim today urged Malaysians not to be influenced by fear tactics employed by Barisan Nasional for the coming general election.
“From what we have heard, the Election Commission [EC] may set May 11 as the polling date to remind the people about the May 13 incident.
“This move is to scare the rakyat and to remind them to vote for stability. We urge the rakyat not to be frightened by BN’s tactics.
“If the EC sets the date on May 11, please do not let the BN’s fear tactics influence our decision to vote. Remember that we are voting for change,” he said at a press conference held at ABU’s headquarters here today.
Haris also urged the rakyat to reject race-based politics and expressed disappointment with Hindraf.
“We are disappointed with Hindraf’s new stand as it is seen to have courted BN. Why are they [Hindraf leaders] going back to BN, the same BN which has marginalised Indians for so long?
“Also, we have traced an SMS which was issued by Hindraf members to boycott the general election.
“We urge the Indians not to do this because it does not make sense to boycott the general election,” he said.
Haris also said that ABU has launched an initiative by distributing “Amaran” (warning) flyers throughout the country to foreign nationals who have been provided with MyKads for the purpose of voting in the upcoming election.
“These flyers serve to stop foreign nationals from casting a vote in the general election, or risk facing the ire of the rakyat.
“Tahan [Team Abu Halang Asing Ngundi] squads are being assembled throughout the country to safeguard the sanctity of the electoral process.
“These squads will consist of ordinary Malaysians who will ensure that these foreign nationals do not vote on polling day,” said ABU’s Jason Sanjeev Ganeson .