Disclose log files at Julau polling station, Zuraida tells PKR election committee chief

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 11 Nov 2018

PETALING JAYA: Zuraida Kamaruddin wants the PKR election committee (JPP) to disclose the log files used for e-voting at the Julau polling station that were allegedly compromised with anti-theft software.

The outgoing Wanita PKR chief claimed that if the system was hacked, the JPP officers in charge would have knowledge of it as they have access to the system.

"The data of the passwords would be recorded in the log files of the system. Rashid Din should disclose the information in the log files," Zuraida said in a statement on Sunday (Nov 11).

Rashid, who is JPP chairman, had claimed that 10 tablets used for e-voting at the Julau polling station were found to have been compromised with the Prey anti-theft software.

Zuraida, who is said to be aligned to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali's camp, added that Rashid and the JPP should disclose who downloaded the software and its reasons to end speculation and accusations.

"The JPP had come out with a statement based on Rafizi Ramli's accusations that were confusing and it didn't understand the function of Prey and the use of tablets for e-voting," said Zuraida who is contesting for the post of vice-president in the PKR polls.

Zuraida also said that the Prey application is used to protect information in devices such as smartphones and that it is not malware as alleged by Rafizi who is contesting the deputy president's post against Azmin.

Rashid said the JPP's system and IT unit took immediate measures to resolve the problem, including switching the e-voting to offline mode and uninstalling the software.

Early results from the first day of polling in Sarawak on Saturday (Nov 10) showed Rafizi to be trailing his rival incumbent deputy president Azmin.

The unofficial tally from 17 of the 22 divisions which voted showed Azmin garnering 2,642 votes while Rafizi had 1,322.

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