Selangor govt should not be too surprised with voter increase: EC

(NST) – The Selangor state government should not be too surprised with the increase in the number of voters in the state.

Election Commission deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said the increase was principally due to the activities of assistant registrars belonging to Pakatan Rakyat parties.

”The biggest contributor to the increase is Pakatan Rakyat, followed by Barisan Nasional.

”But the increase has led to the state government complaining.

”PR has been working so hard to register new voters so don’t pretend to be surprised.

”It tickles me when they pretend to be surprised as every political party was working hard to register new voters. They know their workers are working very hard to register voters,” said Wan Ahmad in Damansara Perdana.

Wan Ahmad said this in response to a question about Malaysians finding themselves on the electoral role without registering.

He was at the launch of the National Institute for Electoral Integrity’s Click-Your-Vote public election participation initiative today.