Wednesday, 1 May 2013


DUBIOUS....The Pakatan de facto leader claims to have found documents to prove the existence of dubious voters in the police and armed forces.


PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat supremo Anwar Ibrahim has claimed that certain documents were discovered showing that there were Bangladeshis, Filipinos and Indonesians in the police and armed forces.

The documents were found near a shophouse, which the Election Commission claims is its store.

Speaking at a press conference here, Anwar said a truck carrying important documents was stopped by the EC task force in Putrajaya and moved to another location in Sungai Chua, Kajang.

He said EC claimed that the premise the truck was taken to was an EC store and it was moved there only for safe-keeping.

“We found documents in the trash and around this premise that the EC claims is their store. It surely doesn’t look like one.

“These documents show 42 voters within the police and army that are of Indonesia, Bangladesh and Phillipines nationalities. How is this even possible? We don’t have foreigners in our police and armed forces,” he added.

Anwar urged the EC to speed up investigations and take stern action against the perpetrators.

“The fraud cases within the electoral roll has to be cleared. EC must stand strong and continue to do so without taking sides as it will only lose its credibility. A lot of proof has surfaced over time. EC must answer and resolve all ambiguity as soon as possible,” he added.

Anwar also urged the police to act more professionally in handling violence during the campaign period leading up to the general election.

He said the uprise in violence is getting more serious.

“The police can’t keep blaming us for everything. They have to conduct proper investigations and tell people the truth.

“Supporters of both sides have to behave and show support to their respective parties by voting for the candidates on polling day and not disrupt the peace and harmony of the country,” he added.

Don’t be over confident

Anwar advised Pakatan supporters to stay calm and not fall prey to provocations.

“We have to be more mature, we are still expecting the debate with caretaker prime minister Najib Tun Razak. We have till May 4, so let’s all be patient,” he said.

“We feel that the general election is a platform for debate and the contestation of ideas from both sides. The people should be given the opportunity to decide based on facts from both the caretaker government and the opposition,” he added.

On the same note, Anwar appealed to his supporters not to be over confident but to continue to work hard and throw their support behind him and Pakatan.

Asked about his forecast on the election results, he said: “We remain cautiously optimistic about the results. Our supporters must not be over confident.”

“Just because the crowd (at Pakatan ceramahs) is big, doesn’t mean we have that much support and we will win. It is very encouraging but our confidence is based mainly on our ground work,” he added.

Meanwhile, PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu and DAP’s Anthony Loke, who were also present, disregarded the statement by a DAP leader in Johor urging locals not to vote for PAS.

“That is not DAP’s stand, we will continue to work together with Pakatan as we have always done,” said Loke.

“This will not affect us in any way, PAS will still support DAP and vice versa. We will not lose faith in each other just because of one or two black sheep,” said Mohamad Sabu. (FMT)

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