Under-probe Sabah voter roll still legit, EC says


(TMI) – Sabah’s electoral roll containing 60,673 dubious entries is still legit and cannot be junked as the royal panel looking into the citizenship-for-votes controversy has yet to conclude any wrongdoing, the Election Commission (EC) said today.

An independent polls watchdog had highlighted this morning that Sabah’s gazetted electoral roll used for the 13th general election was plagued with a large number problems, such as incomplete addresses and voters who shared the same identity card (IC) numbers, months after a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) had exposed much irregularities in the naturalisaton process for immigrants.

“The list of registered voters raised in the RCI is still legit, besides no final decision has been reached.

“The RCI has yet to end and make its decision, how can we discard the electoral roll,” EC chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof told The Malaysian Insider.

He also said that the names on the EC’s roll were Malaysian citizens, adding that the voter list had been on public display for two weeks starting from January 17 and no objections had been recorded during that period.

“EC had displayed the list for two weeks, if they objected, it should have been made in that period.

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