Bersih not clean, says Ku Nan turning down tribunal invite

(TMI) – Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has flatly turned down an invitation to attend the ongoing Bersih People’s Tribunal on the 13th general election because, according to him, the electoral reform non-governmental organisation was not “bersih” (clean).

He claimed that Bersih had sent foreigners, posing as citizens to vote in the Putrajaya parliamentary seat during the last general election in May, news portal Malaysiakini reported today.

“They (Bersih) were there, they saw what happened and they brought in Bangladeshis in taxis to try to impersonate, to try to become voters. So who did this? The Bersih people,” Tengku Adnan said.

He was referring to a written invitation from Bersih to send Barisan Nasional (BN) representatives to attend the tribunal which started yesterday, and is scheduled to sit for five days.

The tribunal is currently going on without the presence of representatives from BN, the Election Commission and the police.

The tribunal was set up to hear complaints of fraud and irregularities during the 13th general election last May.