The de facto leader of PKR today exposed opposition claims of how the Election Commission (EC) was conducting â€œmassive fraudâ€ in manipulating the voters roll.
â€œI shall prove it and give a specific example,â€ assured Anwar Ibrahim (right) at a press conference in parliament lobby.
He then furnished reporters with a printout of an EC voter search to show how a voter with her name and IC numbers already registered in Pulai Johor wasÂ re-registered as a new voter in Pekan, Pahang.
â€œThis is how they do it. If they had entered the same data, the computer will reject it. So they added a slash (/) after the IC numbers in the new registration,â€ he alleged, holding up the printout.
The additional character, he explained, made it appear to the computer that this was a new and different record, despite the voter being the same person.
This, he claimed, is how the EC in collusion with Umno registers a voter multiple times in many constituencies to weigh the electoral dice in their favour.
â€œI am sure it was under instructions and Umno is aware. I am sure they say that the EC has a duty to safeguard the Malays,â€ claimed Anwar.
He added that this is another stain on the credibility of the commission.
â€œWho believes the EC nowadays? Why they have a Parliamentary Select Committee on electoral reform is because no one trusts them,â€ he alleged.
However, even the PSC is not enough to haul up the commission towards reform, said Anwar, as the core issues of cleaning up the electoral roll remain unsolved.
Todayâ€™s expose is another in a series of assaults that the opposition has targeted on the EC and the problematic electoral roll of late.
The opposition is upping their tempo amidst expectations that polls will be held around June, and their fear that the electoral jig may be rigged against them.