THE LUYANG Assemblyman, Hiew King Cheu urges those people who had found their names missing or being dumped to a far away place should come to his office to registered their complaints and provide evidence for submission to the SPR office to reinstate their names or return to the home place constituency to vote.
In the just over 13th general election, there were many names went missing or record not found. This is highly illogical and some thing is seriously wrong. How can a person who had been staying in the same place, having the same address, and had voted for eight times in the same polling station suddenly find his name went missing?
The worst case is that a lady who had flew thousand of miles from oversea to come back to vote in Luyand, had found her name not on the record. A Madam Wong found her name being listed to vote in Tenom, and that is the funniest because she had never been to Tenom.
The ADUN Luyang office will be recording all these as evidence to submit to the SPR and will seek their cooperation to put the record right. This should not have happened, and it is believed that this is done not because of computer but through “human deliberate fault”!
We want to seek justice done and we demand a thorough investigation in the matter. This had caused injustice in the voting and the candidate’s defeat. The situation where “imported voters” are allow to vote, has to be investigated too, because there are evidences showing that this kind of incident is true.
In the case of many voters found someone had voted in their places early before they even reached the polling centre, and this became imminent in many places.
A Mr. Chong told Hiew that somebody had voted in his place very early before he arrived to vote at 8.30am on polling day. He showed the Returning Officer that he had not voted because he had no indelible ink on his fingers and he had just come straight from his house.
The RO said he wouldn’t believe him because he had “washed” his finger to get rid of the indelible ink. How can this happen, and how come the RO knew that the indelible ink can be washed? The indelible ink is really a joke and a waste of public fund.
Hiew further wishes to remind the SPR concerning the selection and arrangement of the polling centre in Kota Kinabalu City. The Gaya Teacher Training College polling centre in Luyang is not only ridiculous but at the same time might have caused life lost.
This is because the polling centre is situated right at the bottom of the hill, and the voters have to walk down a steep staircase and climb back up to the hill top after making stop of at least three times.
There were a few older people who had to be help to get down and up the steep staircase. The voters had helped to carry a handicap person down to vote in the centre. A young girl had fended and turned pale when she tried to climb the flight of the steep staircase.
Many other polling centers faced serious traffic jam during the peak hours of voting, and there were no traffic police to control the cars. The polling centre in SK Kiansom is the worst because of the narrow road which cannot allow the passage of two cars to pass by.
The jam was serious and people had to abandon their cars outside and walked two kilometers in and out of the polling centre. What happen if there are older voters who cannot even walk? It is a must that SPR should review and reset the polling centers for future elections. (DAP Media)