Jammer device allegedly used to sabotage PKR e-voting

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 28 Oct 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: A police report has been lodged by a Kuala Selangor PKR candidate after a jammer device was found allegedly used to sabotage the party polls.

According to the report sighted by The Star,

Kuala Selangor PKR Youth chief candidate R Sabahbathi said the device was found by district council workers at about 2pm on Sunday while they were cleaning up the Kuala Selangor Indoor Stadium where the election was supposed to take place.

He said the device was allegedly placed on the floor at the spectators' seats since 10.30am when polling just started.

It had a metal casing with six antennas, and labels that read “4G” and “WiFi”.

"All the Internet data cannot be used forcing eligible voters not to be able to cast their votes," he said in the report, which was lodged at the Kuala Selangor police headquarters.

He suspected there were individuals who were trying to sabotage the party polls at the Kuala Selangor division.

It was reported that the Kuala Selangor PKR divisional election which was supposed to be held today had been postponed because of internet connection problems.

The head of the Kuala Selangor election committee Azmira Ibrahim said the new date for the branch polls will be determined later by the party.

"Today we are facing internet-related issues that cannot support the e-voting system, but it is not because the e-voting system is problematic," she said.

Kuala Selangor has a total of 17,737 members who are eligible to vote in the election.

Sources confirmed that a police report had been made.

The source added that the police were currently identifying if the device was indeed a jammer, or simply a WiFi device.

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