Three unable to vote due to ‘phantom voters’


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 17 Nov 2019

PONTIAN: Johor MCA has taken the Election Commission (EC) to task over alleged phantom voters on the electoral roll for Tanjung Piai, after three people were unable to cast their ballot.

State MCA Youth chief Ling Tian Soon said the elderly voters lodged separate reports at the Permas police station here after learning that their MyKad details were already used to vote by others.

“Based on the voter list, they were not able to cast their ballots at their district polling centres yesterday morning.

“They were told that their MyKad details were already used to vote by other parties, ” said Ling when met outside the police station yesterday.

The affected voters were You Teong King, 72, from Kukup, Rihanah Soha, 62, and Habibah Abdul Gafor, 72, both from here.

You was supposed to vote at the SMK Seri Kukup district polling centre while Rihanah and Habibah at the SK Sungai Boh district polling centre.

Ling said the EC should explain why they were denied their right to vote.

“Pakatan Harapan had in the past alleged that there were phantom voters during Barisan Nasional’s rule.

“Why is this still happening now? Are they sending phantom voters here too? They should answer to this, ” he said.

Ling also took a jab at Pakatan for distributing election candies in the form of goodies and allocation to the people in Tanjung Piai in order to fish for votes.

“EC should be fair and act accordingly on this, ” he said.

“Pakatan used to make a lot of noise as the Opposition but now they are doing exactly what they criticised Barisan of doing in the past, ” he said.

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