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Thursday, April 20, 2017

PKR rep claims political party behind voter objections in Subang

A political party is behind the objections to over 300 voters looking to move their voting address to the Subang parliamentary constituency, claimed a Selangor PKR lawmaker.
Bukit Lanjan assemblyperson Elizabeth Wong said most of those objected were Chinese voters who had registered for change of voting address at the post office.
"They had applied to move to two (state) seats in Subang, that is Kota Damansara and Paya Jaras," Wong wrote in a Facebook post yesterday.
She was writing of her observation after visiting the Selangor Election Commission's office yesterday morning.
The state executive councillor said a political party had high stakes in both those seats.
She also claimed that most of the objectors came from a single address, which happened to be the party's Subang division office address.
Malaysiakini is withholding the name of the political party pending a response.
The Paya Jaras state seat is currently held by PAS, while Kota Damansara is held by BN.
The EC will hold hearings regularly where an objector - who can raise objections against a maximum 20 voters at a time - can present his case to disqualify voters.

A voter who is the subject of an objection can collect RM100 from the person making the objection, if the hearing rules that the objection was invalid.
On paper, this RM100 compensation can only be collected if both the objector and voter was present during the hearing. Voters who do not turn up for the hearing can be struck off the voter list.
But in practice, Wong claimed that a man and a woman were present at the Selangor EC office yesterday to hand over RM100 to those who were subjected to objections, regardless of whether the objector was present.- Mkini

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