Allegation of phantom voters is absurd: Association

(Bernama) – It is absurd. That’s the opinion of many quarters about the PKR-DAP-PAS pact’s allegation that Barisan Nasional (BN) has transported over 40,000 phantom voters from Sabah and other countries to Peninsular Malaysia to ensure victory in the 13th general election.

“How is it possible to transport phantom voters from Sabah to other states?” Kuala Lumpur Sabah Children Association president Datin Saidatul Badru Tun Said Keruak said when contacted by Bernama.

She said it was impossible for any quarters to transport human beings like they were some kind of consumer products, especially when the number was huge.

“For me, the allegation was purposely raised by the PKR-DAP-PAS pact because they have no other issues to use in their bid to fish for votes. They were just looking and waiting for the chance to raise it.”

She said this in response to the recent allegation made by Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim that there was an attempt to transport phantom voters from Sabah to Selangor.

Meanwhile, Umno Information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan said the allegation made by the three-party opposition alliance was aimed at making their supporters angry.

“Umno and BN are not that stupid to carry out a big operation like that,” he told Bernama when contacted.

Ahmad said the allegation was made with the intention to show as if the Election Commission (EC) was not transparent in conducting the 13th polls, when all names of registered voters had been checked and verified.

Senator Datuk S. Nallakarupan, who is also former ally of PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said Anwar was known as the person who would continue accusing and blaming the BN in whatever situation, even when the BN was proven right.

“All he thinks about is to become prime minister and to bring the BN down. Nothing else,” he said.

In their allegation, the PKR-DAP-PAS pact said that there was an increase in the number of chartered flights, including using Boeing 747 and army aircraft, from Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to the KL International Airport and other airports in the peninsula.

At his press conference yesterday, Anwar, who showed a copy of an email containing flight schedules and names of the alleged phantom voters, accused the EC of cooperating with government agencies and the national carrier in the operation.

Anwar, who refused to reveal the identity of the email sender, also said that phantom voters were also being brought into the country through several entry points, such as Bukit Kayu Hitam and Port Klang.