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Warisan lodges report against EC for electoral fraud


Mohd Zainal and Warisan supporters at the Papar police headquarters after lodging the report on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Mohd Zainal and Warisan supporters at the Papar police headquarters after lodging the report on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

PAPAR: Parti Warisan Sabah has lodged a police report over alleged electoral fraud by the Election Commission (EC) involving the Kimanis parliamentary seat in GE14.

Mohd Zainal Matali, who is the strategic director for Warisan's election machinery in Kimanis, said that the report was lodged because his party possessed evidence that could shed light on what had transpired on May 9.

He alleged that EC representatives had refused to sign Form 14 to acknowledge the win of Datuk Karim Bujang, the Warisan candidate for Kimanis, to the point of causing disturbances to the counting process at SMK Bongawan.

Mohd Zainal said that the party filed the report not because they refused to admit defeat, but because they suspected some elements of cheating had taken place before the announcement of the winner.

"Clearly, there was a change in the results after the Sabah Barisan Nasional candidate showed up twice. He was unhappy the first time, and came back again.

"It was then the results were changed and finalised. The results favoured them and victory was given to Barisan with a majority of only 156," he claimed.

Mohd Zainal said the party lodged the report so that relevant authorities could start investigating the alleged fraud.

He was accompanied by some 150 Warisan members at the Papar police headquarters here Saturday (May 26).

Sabah Barisan candidate for Kimanis, Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, received 11,942 votes to defeat Karim, who garnered 11,786 votes.

Anifah is the former foreign minister and younger brother of Sabah Barisan chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman, whose whereabouts are currently unknown.

   

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