Posted by: Gurindam Jiwa | Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Malaysia 12th Election 2008: Some Winners Who Cheated & How

1. P131 Rembau, Negeri Sembilan: Khairy Jamaluddin bin Abu Bakar

Initial count of 20 boxes showed that Badrul Hisham Shaharin (Chegubard) was leading by 114 votes. 24 boxes to follow. Later, according to Chegubard as reported in Malaysiakini, it showed that he won by 141 votes. Then the Election Commission decided that there were a few more ballot boxes that needed to be opened. But those boxes didn’t come with Form 14. The form verified the division of votes in each voting stream. When the official was asked why were those boxes without Form 14, he was told the Election Commission ran out of forms. Chegubard officially lost by 5,746 votes.

Of course not to mention those other methods that included intimidations, threats, and vandalism & hooliganism. Chegubard is considering a legal challenge.

2. P36 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu: Razali bin Ismail

The 89-year-old independent candidate, Maimum binti Yusuf, received 685 votes. BN won by a majority of 628 votes.

The granny was willing to spend and lose rm10,000 to run as independent, knowing full well she won’t win, and she was going to lose her deposit. If she won, could she really serve? She spent a chunk more on a few posters and operation room, among others. The lubricant for her bicycle chain was most probably free.

What was the PAS candidate expected to say about this granny during campaigning? Of course, no bad things, right?

Well, clearly somebody spend at least more than rm10,000 to make sure BN won here. And there was no rubbish about it.

3. P5 Jerlun, Kedah: Mukhriz Hj. Mahathir

There are two state seats under Parliament Jerlun: N3 Kota Siputeh won by BN, and N4 Ayer Hitam won by PAS. From the official results published here, some numbers are tabled for analysis as follows:

N3
Kota Siputeh
N4
Ayer Hitam
N3
+ N4
P5
Jerlun
Total Voters
19,771
25,742
45,513
37,297
Ballots Rejected
278
352
630
599
Ballots Issued
16,126
21,171
37,297
37,242
Ballots Not Returned
23
21
44
0
Vote for PAS
7,665
10,652
18,317
17,219
Vote for BN
8,160
10,146
18,306
19,424
 

Do those number in blue rows make sense? In the Parliament of Jerlun, apparently there were 37,297 voters for Parliament and 45,513 voters for the combined state seats of Kota Siputeh and Ayer Hitam. A difference of 8,216 voters. These numbers are supposed to match.

When you go to vote, you are given two ballots: one for Parliament, one for State. The total number of ballots issued for the combined state seats were 37,297. The total number of ballots issued for Parliament were 37,242. Aren’t these two numbers supposed to match? There was a difference of 55 ballots.

How was this done? Does it matter now?

I hope I can be proven wrong.


Responses

  1. […] gaussling wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt1. P131 Rembau, Negeri Sembilan: Khairy Jamaluddin bin Abu Bakar Initial count of 20 boxes showed that Badrul Hisham Shaharin (Chegubard) was leading by 114 votes. 24 boxes to follow. Later, according to Chegubard as reported in Malaysiakini, it showed that he won by 141 votes. Then the Election Commission decided that there were a few more ballot boxes that needed to be opened. But those boxes didn’t come with Form 14. The form verified the division of votes in each voting stream. When the official was asked why were those boxes without Form 14, he was told the Election Commission ran out of forms. Chegubard officially lost by 5,746 votes. Of course not to mention those other methods that included intimidations, threats, and vandalism & hooliganism. Chegubard is considering a legal challenge. 2. P5 Jerlun, Kedah: Mukhriz Hj. Mahathir There are two state seats under Parliament Jerlun: N3 Kota Siputeh won by BN, […] […]

  2. […] 12th Election 2008: Some Winners Who Cheated & How Diersen wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThen the Election Commission decided […]

  3. khairy menantu pak lah adalah [deleted by moderator]

    Moderator: Dear hadi, whoever you are, although I appreciate your candor, please avoid seditious, defamatory and libelous statements. As has been reminded numerous times here: Ulasan yang mengandungi unsur fitnah, hasutan, perkauman dan bahasa kesat atau lucah tidak akan disiarkan atau akan disunting sebelum disiarkan.

    An excerpt from here goes like this: “Any comments posted on this blog that are obscene, blasphemous, racial or overtly threatening, including the use of partial words or phrases where the intent is clearly offensive, will be removed immediately by the host. Such comment could also render the person posting them liable to legal action or prosecution.”

    How naïve of me to think that these cautions go without saying.

    Eastern culture and religious advice notwithstanding, thank you for visiting and commenting.


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