BN can only win Selangor through fraud, says Teresa

By Boo Su-Lyn, The Malaysian Insider

PUCHONG, Aug 6 — Barisan Nasional (BN) can only recapture Selangor in the coming polls by resorting to electoral fraud, Selangor state executive councillor Teresa Kok said today. 

The Selangor DAP chief said she was not surprised with Selangor Umno infomation chief Abdul Shukor Idrus’s claim that BN will trounce Pakatan Rakyat (PR) with a 20-seat majority in the country’s richest state. 

“If they claim that, that proves…all the evidence found out by Pakatan Rakyat on electoral fraud is proven correct,” Kok (picture) told reporters today. 

The Seputeh MP pointed out that PAS leaders told her they found 400 permanent residence (PR) holders in Hulu Selangor registered as voters. 

PR has recently highlighted allegations of election irregularities, such as foreigners and PR holders being included in the electoral roll. 

Selangor PAS reportedly claimed that more than 1,000 PR holders in Selangor have been registered as voters. 

In May, PKR also claimed evidence of Umno’s attempt to convert over 2,000 permanent residents into full citizens to secure a BN victory in Hulu Selangor. 

“If this goes on, how not to lose so many seats?” lamented Kok. 

“I’ve no doubt that Umno will control Selangor if they continue to use all these dirty tactics,” added the Kinrara assemblyman. 

The Malaysian Insider reported today Abdul Shukor claiming that BN will win in at least 38 of the state’s 56 seats, in comparison to the 20 it won in the 2008 election when PR captured the country’s most developed state. 

He attributed BN’s pre-empted victories to a significant increase in Malay voter support from about 50 per cent in 2008 to an estimated 65 per cent, saying it was fuelled by a growing disenchantment with the current PR-led state administration and feverish ground work by Umno leaders humbled by their shocking losses in 2008.