KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 – PKR leaders who are in support of the party’s deputy presidential candidate, Rafizi Ramli, claimed that a total of 11,422 votes went “missing” during the polling of the post contested.
PKR Youth chief Akmal Nasrullah Mohd Nasir said the disappearance of the votes involved 40 divisions nationwide.
Of the total, he said Sabah and Selangor recorded the most cases.
“We do not wish to object the latest (election) results or deny the process, but the dispute revolves around the manner it was done and planned.
“Sabah is an example of a huge vote disappearance in Kota Marudu by 27.27 percent of the votes for the Deputy President, followed by Sepanggar (23.25 percent) and Tawau (17.99 percent).
“Meanwhile Tuaran saw the disappearance of 19.55 per cent of the votes, Beluran (21.33 per cent), Kimanis (24.63 per cent) and Kota Belud (29.38 per cent),” he said in a press conference at the parliament lobby here today.
Akmal said he urged the party Political Bureau, which would meet tonight, to seek solutions on the issue, taking into account the discovery made today.
“In terms of the decision, we would accept it as it is. But we think that it (the matter) should be investigated in a transparent manner before a decision is made.
“This is so that the facts are being put in place, in order for the Central Election Committee (CEC) to make a decision,” he said. Rafizi today expressed disappointment with the party’s decision not to hold re-election in Julau, Sarawak, despite the problem.
He said the committee had confirmed the incidents of the tablets used for the e-voting system being hacked in Julau, but claimed it had no effect on the credibility of the data.