Selangor cops confirm two reports lodged on Indonesian ballot papers here

  • Nation
  • Friday, 12 Apr 2019

PETALING JAYA: Two police reports have been lodged in connection with the discovery of Indonesia's postal voting papers in various locations within Selangor.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin said police would act upon the reports, adding that further details would be provided by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) through an official statement.

"I can confirm that we received two reports on the matter.

"I believe the IGP will issue a statement soon," he said when contacted.

It is learnt that the police reports were lodged on Thursday (April 11), following the discovery of ballot papers in two locations in Kajang.

The reports are believed to have been lodged by two Indonesian citizens, who suspected possible election misconduct.

A video also went viral showing the ballot papers scattered in premises in Selangor.

Indonesia's election commission also said it would be sending officials to Malaysia after online videos that allegedly show thousands of voting papers for next week's polls being scattered throughout a warehouse.

AP reported that one of the videos showed police at the warehouse in Selangor, and people holding ballot papers and commenting they had been marked in favour of Indonesian President Joko Widodo and legislative candidates for parties in his coalition.

Indonesian election commission official Ilham Saputra said they would "immediately set up a team and send its members to ascertain what really happened".

The Indonesian presidential and legislative elections are set for next Wednesday (April 17).

Ilham said the overseas election commission had advised him that it had not rented a shophouse in Malaysia.

Opinion polls from the second half of March showed Joko enjoying a large lead over his challenger, former special forces' general Prabowo Subianto, but undecided voters remain as high as 20%.

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