Is BN Replicating The Sabah Formula For The Coming GE? 

The 6P programme which ran from July 2011 to April 2012 had registered more than 1.3 million immigrants under the biometric system. Is BN replicating the Sabah formula for the coming GE? 

Paraman Subramaniam 

Chua Jui Meng had stated recently that the NRD has reportedly issued 2 million identity cards to foreigners to enable them to vote BN in the coming GE. He claims that the BN government will intimidate and abuse the government machinery to remain in power using the NRD and the Election Commission as its instruments.

The figure 2 million does raise eyebrows in disbelief but recent revelations from witnesses testifying before the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into the alleged citizenship-for-votes scam in Sabah has brought new light into this matter.

Kee Dzulkifly Kee Abdul Jalil who was part of a special unit dubbed G17, which operated out of the Sabah National Registration Department (NRD) headquarters in Kota Kinabalu was responsible for processing the application forms for some 100,000 blue identity cards for Muslim immigrants mainly from Indonesia, Philippines and Pakistan and the issuance of some 200,000 letters of approvals for birth certificates for the children of immigrants, all within a space of just a few years.

Former Sabah NRD Director Ramli Kamaruddin said that he received instructions from the deputy home minister Megat Junid Megat Ayub to issue identity card receipts to immigrants using the details of people who were already in the electoral roll but had never voted before.

Yakup Damsah, a former Tamparuli NRD chief, revealed that he and a group of others signed a total of 40,000 blue identity cards within a month, based on the filled up application forms that consisted mostly of Muslim immigrants from Indonesia and the Philippines. His group was also involved in another operation in which they issued temporary identity card receipts (NRD receipts) with an expiry date, purely for the purpose of elections.

Another former Sabah NRD officer, Mohd Nasir, said that between the years 1992-1995, the former Sabah Elections Commission director Wan Ahmad, handed over a list of 16,000 names to be made into ‘bumiputera Islam voters’ so that it will provide unqualified immigrants with identity card numbers which could be used to vote in the elections and thereby altering Sabah’s electoral demographics in the 1990’s. This illegal operation was codenamed ‘Ops Durian Buruk’.

It is believed that all these alleged electoral tinkering had brought about the outcome of election results which overall favoured the BN government.

What we can conclude from these witnesses is that way back almost 2 decades ago, it was possible to manually register foreign immigrants as voters as fast as 40,000 people within one month.

Existing voters who are already in the electoral roll but have never voted before could be potential targets to be ‘cloned’ and used by foreign immigrants to cast votes on Election Day.

The probability of a foreign immigrant being registered as a voter under the ‘bumiputera Muslim’ category is very high.

This process can be executed with relative ease and in discreet, involving just a handful of people.

The 6P programme which ran from July 2011 to April 2012 had registered more than 1.3 million immigrants under the biometric system.

Is BN replicating the Sabah formula for the coming GE?

If they are then PR chances of winning will be greatly reduced!