Friday, 12 July 2013

INDELIBLE INK AND CARD-READER





by: Hiew King Cheu
 
The announcement by the SPR on the continue use of the indelible ink in the Kuala Besut By-election by using the “improved version” and by dipping the left hand index finger into the ink is seem to be no improvement as far as the measure to avoid and stop double voting.

The Luyang Assemblyman Hiew King Cheu said the measure put forward by the SPR may not be able to stop election “foul play” and cheating, unless SPR is serious about putting a stop in installing a better system to cope with these. The application of the ink which is supposed to be indelible but turn out to be washable, and had caused many spoiled votes during the last election due to the ink being “printed and transferred” on the ballot papers.

Hiew further pointed out that the procedure of dipping the finger into the ink will not help because it will further dirty the ballot paper when one is not careful. He suggests that it is advisable to apply the ink after a person has marked and cast the ballot paper. That is, when the voters enter the room, have their name checked and the ballot paper being issued, mark and cast their votes, then on the way out they are required to have their fingers dipped into the ink. This will ensure that the ballot paper will not be dirty and reduce the risk of spoiled votes, and stop frequent request to replace dirty ballot paper.

A case had happened during the last general election that a friend went to vote and found his vote had been voted by someone else. He showed his clean finger and the returning officer (RO) said he had voted already and he must have washed the indelible ink off his finger. He was shocked and he said is it not true that the ink is indelible. Many people had tried and successfully removed the ink by washing and rubbing off. Therefore, this measure has no purpose and cannot stop people voting many times under different names and identities. A waterproof marker pen can even do the job better.

Hiew also recommends the SPR to use Mycard readers and if possible the finger print scanner that can be easily purchased in the market to check on any fake Mycard and to obtain data from the computer chip attached on the card.  This is a fast way of cross checking on the identity of the voters. The political parties may standby such card-reader to check on the suspicious voter, if this is agreeable by the SPR. The card-reader is very cheap and easily available. We want a clean and fair election in all circumstances, and to eliminate foul play and any unjust election results.

89 comments:

  1. Pengundi hantu hanya persepsi, kata Shahidan

    Menteri Di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim hari ini menyifatkan istilah "pengundi hantu" hanya satu persepsi hasil ciptaan pembangkang Pakatan Rakyat (PR).

    Shahidan berkata, dalam petisyen Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 (PRU13) yang dikemukakan parti pembangkang jelas membuktikan tidak ada satu pun mengemukakan mengenai pengundi hantu.

    "Idea mengatakan hantu pun, itu adalah satu persepsi.

    Pengundi hantu hanya persepsi, kata Shahidan

    "Masih belum ada petisyen di mahkamah membabitkan pengundi hantu. Jadi, ia hanya satu persepsi," kata Shahidan di Dewan Rakyat malam ini.

    Isu "pengundi hantu" bergema semula di Dewan Rakyat selepas pemimpin pembangkang membangkitkan kewujudannya, malahan ketika tempoh berkempen lalu PR mendakwa wujudnya pengundi warga asing yang diterbangkan ke semenanjung bagi mengundi untuk kerajaan pemerintah Barisan Nasional (BN).



    Pengundi hantu hanya persepsi, kata Shahidan

    PR mengatakan wujudnya warga asing dari Bangladesh mengundi secara haram pada Pilihan Raya 2013.

    Bagaimanapun, pemerintah Bangladesh menafikan wujud pengundi hantu daripada kalangan rakyat negara itu pada pilihan raya umum 5 Mei lalu, bagaimanapun mengakui terdapat pemberian kad pengenalan melalui proses secara sah.

    Walaupun terdapat kebangkitan pembangkang, BN masih memegang kuasa dengan memenangi 133 kerusi berbanding PR 89, walaupun kurang tujuh kerusi daripada apa yang gabungan pemerintah itu perolehi pada tahun 2008.

    BN pimpinan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Razak juga kehilangan undi popular buat pertama kali sejak 1969.

    Pengundi hantu hanya persepsi, kata Shahidan

    PR dan BN masing-masing memfailkan petisyen pilihan raya untuk mencabar beberapa keputusan dalam pilihan raya 5 Mei, mendakwa mempunyai bukti kukuh penipuan dalam apa yang dikatakan pilihan raya paling sengit di Malaysia.

    Antara bukti yang dikumpul adalah video kononnya menunjukkan warga asing diterbangkan satu hari sebelum pilihan raya.

    Najib baru-baru ini mengumumkan kerajaan akan melihat melalui pelan untuk reformasi sistem pilihan raya dengan meletakkan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) di bawah satu jawatankuasa khas parlimen.

    Pengundi hantu hanya persepsi, kata Shahidan


    Pemimpin PR, bagaimanapun, mendakwa langkah itu adalah lebih daripada satu latihan perhubungan awam dan mendesak kepimpinan SPR meletakkan jawatan sebagai langkah pertama ke arah reformasi tulen pilihan raya.

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    1. Pihak yang gagal melaksanakan tanggung jawab harus diletak jawatan dan mencari kaedah yang lebih baik untuk mengganti mana-mana kaedah yang berkurangan.

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    2. SPR harus mencari jalan untuk memastikan PRU yang lebih bersih dan transparent.

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  2. Stung by repeated criticisms over tainted electoral rolls, the Election Commission (EC) has formed an internal committee to clean up the voter lists with the first report to be released later this month.

    EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar (pic) said the committee began work after the May 5 general elections and would ensure the rolls for the next elections would be reliable and free from controversy.

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    1. Kami harap PRU nanti atau di PRU14 nanti, segala aktiviti haram dapat dimansuhkan.

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    2. Segala sindiket penipuan harus dielakkan.

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  3. "It is the EC's main priority to review the electoral rolls which has been said to be problematic by certain quarters.

    "EC officials from all states are working together to clean up the electoral rolls and the committee will issue a report this month and from time to time," Wan Ahmad told The Malaysian Insider in Kuala Lumpur.

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    1. Senarai pengundi harus dikemas kini.

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  4. Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 and other civil groups have been asking for the rolls to be cleaned up since Election 2008, after allegations surfaced of phantom voters and foreigners in the lists based on identity cards issued by the National Registration Department.

    Some 13.3 million people are registered to vote in Malaysia, which has a 29.3 million population.

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    1. Jumlah pertambahan pendudukan dan pengundi baru amat luar biasa.

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  5. Bersih 2.0 co-chairman Datuk S.Ambiga told a forum last Saturday that she did not rule out another rally to protest the electoral rolls if the EC failed to clean it up before conducting a parliamentary seat redelineation exercise this year.

    The Federal Constitution says a redelineation exercise can be carried out every eight years. The last was in 2003.

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  6. Wan Ahmad said that those who ridiculed the EC's efforts in carrying out the exercise should view it positively and with a rational mind.

    "The last redelineation was done in 2003, so the EC could repeat the process in 2011 but did not do so in preparation for the 13th general election.

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  7. Do we want the process to be done in another 20 years?" he asked.

    Wan Ahmad criticised Bersih 2.0 for making accusations without getting to know what the EC had been doing to ensure a better conduct of general elections in Malaysia.

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    1. Rakyat tidak menyakin dengannya.

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  8. On the use of indelible ink in the Kuala Besut by-election, Wan Ahmad said that the EC had decided to have voters dip their finger into the bottle, as there were reports during the general election of polling clerks who applied it 'unevenly'.

    This he said had resulted in the ink not being able to last for a specified period.

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    1. Mungkin dakwat kekal ini tidak sebaik yang dijangka.

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  9. "The indelible ink is only an additional measure to prevent instances of double voting and what's more important is the MyKad.

    "We have to understand that in the recently polls, the EC has enforced the ruling for the voters to have the ink applied on their finger. So there was bound to be some unavoidable problems," the EC deputy chairman said.

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  10. When asked about the percentage of silver nitrate in the ink to be used in the by-election, Wan Ahmad said the EC would demonstrate the difference between applying and dipping fingers in a bottle in a press conference soon.

    PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar had said the party would file a civil action today against the EC over the indelible ink fiasco.

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  11. Buat pertama kalinya, pengurusan perjalanan pilihan raya kecil (PRK) Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Kuala Besut akan dirakam untuk dijadikan model rujukan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) pada masa depan.

    Timbalan Pengerusi SPR Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar berkata pengendalian pengurusan PRK Kuala Besut setakat ini, bermula dari proses penamaan calon dilihat sebagai yang terbaik, berbanding PRK dan pilihan raya umum sebelum ini.

    NONE"Kita sedaya upaya nak buat PRK ini model SPR sebab itu apa yang berlaku hari ini (penamaan calon) sehinggalah ke tempoh berkempen, penjumlahan undi dan pengisytiharaan keputusan nanti semua akan dirakam," katanya kepada pemberita selepas proses penamaan calon PRK Kuala Besut di Kompleks Rakan Muda Kampung Raja diKuala Besut hari ini.

    Wan Ahmad berkata SPR akan menggunakan rakaman perjalanan semua proses sepanjang PRK Kuala Besut sebagai landasan serta latihan kepada pegawai pada masa akan datang.

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  12. "Mungkin kita akan edarkan kepada media supaya dapat tontonkan kepada rakyat mengenai perjalanan sebenar pilihan raya di negara ini agar mereka tahu dan tidak tertipu dengan mana-mana pihak yang cuba memancing undi," katanya.

    Mengulas perjalanan proses penamaan calon hari ini, Wan Ahmad berkata secara keseluruhannya ia berjalan dengan baik dan lancar sambil tidak menolak kemungkinan ia disebabkan bulan Ramadan.

    "Kita tengok penyokong kedua-dua parti yang hadir berkelakuan baik... kalau tidak (bulan puasa) kita boleh dengar bahasa atau cacian yang sangat kasar," katanya.

    PRK Kuala Besut 24 Julai ini melibatkan pertandingan satu lawan satu antara calon Barisan Nasional (BN) Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman dan calon PAS Endot@Azlan Yusof.

    PRK Kuala Besut diadakan berikutan kematian penyandangnya Dr A. Rahman Mokhtar daripada BN pada 26 Jun lepas akibat kanser paru-paru.

    Mengenai larangan pemasangan replika pada kempen pilihan raya, Wan Ahmad berkata pada PRK Kuala Besut itu, polis memberi jaminan keselamatan kepada pegawai penguatkuasa kempen SPR dan akan merobohkan replika yang didirikan parti politik bertanding.

    Beliau berkata pemasangan replika sebagai bahan kempen, menyalahi Seksyen 4 Akta Kesalahan Pilihanraya 1954 kerana ia bukan sahaja bertujuan menarik minat dan menghantar mesej kepada pengundi, malah menyindir pihak

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  13. Is Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin tempting fate by expressing confidence that Barisan Nasional will win the Kuala Besut by-election with a bigger majority? Perhaps. But it is easy to see what is motivating him.

    Apart from the fact that he has faith in the abilities of BN candidate Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abdul Rahman, there is the timing of this poll that is giving the DPM optimism. In the month since BN was returned to power in Terengganu and federally, the Government, led by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, has done all it can to show that it is getting on with government.

    It is listening to the people, and compromising - the best example of which was the decision to abandon the controversial child conversion legislation. It is also getting on with reform, with the Election Commission and the income tax system on the agenda.

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  14. Kuala Besut might be just a Terengganu state seat but an increased share of the vote for BN on July 24 will go a long way to show that voters too have moved on and want to see progress from those they elected on May 5th.

    For Pakatan Rakyat the by-election is a very different kind of test. First off, PKR-DAP-PAS should be congratulated for the fact that one of their own is actually standing in the seat after the call by elements within DAP to boycott it. This infuriated PAS and its eventual candidate Azlan Jusoh, who has been tasked with wresting it from BN.

    Then there was the suggestion that PKR should contest it instead of PAS – an idea that barely kept the simmering tensions within the coalition out of view.

    And finally there is the issue of whether the Pakatan Rakyat candidate can actually win the poll. If voters were even half as enraged as Anwar seems to believe, they will surely turn on the incumbent party with their full fury. But the reality is most people, aside from Anwar, know this isn't going to happen.

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  15. But what if they lose? The damaging debate about whether PKR, not PAS, should have contested the seat will start all over again.

    This by-election contest is a further nail in the coffin of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's 505 campaign, which still calls for the results of GE13 to be overturned. By July 25 the citizens of Kuala Besut will be not one, but two election removed from that arcane idea.

    At GE13 BN held the seat by 2,434 votes. The by-election was triggered by the death of assemblyman Dr A.Rahman Mokhtar.

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  16. It might only be a state seat, but there is a lot riding on the outcome of the Kuala Besut by-election for both sides.

    For Barisan Nasional, victory would show that voters are accepting that it is time to move on from GE13, just as the Federal and Umno-led Terengganu Governments have. Victory for its candidate Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abdul Rahman would be further proof that the rakyat have accepted the political status quo, even if Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hasn't.

    But would a BN win on July 24 finally persuade Anwar to end his tiresome 505 rallies? Probably not.

    With the very real prospect of BN holding the seat, PAS, the party contesting it after some frantic politicking within Pakatan Rakyat, has already begun making excuses in case of defeat.

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  17. Laying the ground for some PAS face-saving, he then went on to outline the challenge head. To win Kuala Besut, PAS will need to pick up around 1,300 votes from Barisan Nasional's 2,434 vote majority.

    That would entail PAS winning an extra 150 votes from each of the eight polling districts, having won just two at GE13. The excuses are coming thick and fast.

    Umno, by comparison, is using the poll to re-engage young voters. The Terengganu Umno Youth Wing has been joined by young party members from Kelantan who have on the ground in Kuala Besut since nomination last Friday.

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  18. Seeking to make in-roads into PAS' Islamic vote, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Saturday that Muslims who opposed the Barisan Nasional government should acknowledge that what has been done in this country was in accordance with Islamic principles.

    This by-election has been triggered by the death of assemblyman Dr A. Raman Mocha on June 26 and is the first electoral test in any state since GE13.

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  19. Akhirnya Ketua DAP Sabah, Hiew King Cheu menjadi pemimpin pembangkang pertama yang bersetuju bahawa sistem biometrik jauh lebih baik dari penggunaan dakwat kekal. Walaupun beliau tidak menyebut nama sistem itu namun istilah "mycard reader" sudah cukup menjelaskan bahawa sistem yang dimaksudkan beliau adalah BIOMETRIC.

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  20. Sistem ini pada mulanya telah dicadangkan oleh SPR kerana diyakini mampu mengenalpasti pengundi hantu disamping mengelakkan berlakunya pengundian dua kali.

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  21. Namun pembangkang menolak kaedah itu dengan membuat pelbagai tuduhan kononnya sistem itu boleh dimanipulasikan dan memerlukan kos yang tinggi berbanding dengan kaedah kuno dakwat kekal.

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    1. Bukan tuduhan yang tidak benar, memang banyak sindiket yang tidak baik dan dakwat yang digunakan itu tidak berkekalan.

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  22. Persoalannya, kenapa selepas pilihanraya umum ke-13 berakhir dan selepas Pakatan Rakyat gagal merampas Puterajaya, barulah puak-puak ini bersetuju bahawa dakwat kekal boleh dimanipulasikan??

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  23. Sebelum mencadangkan dakwat kekal, tidakkah puak-puak ini mengkaji terlebih dahulu kelemahan-kelemahannya dengan mengambil contoh negara-negara yang telah menggunakan cara ini seperti India dan Bangladesh?

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  24. Berbanding dengan sistem biometrik yang baru sahaja diperkenalkan dan belum pernah dilaksanakan, amat pelik bila puak-puak bodoh sombong ini lebih dulu mengenalpasti kelemahannya berbanding dengan dakwat kekal yang sudahpun berstatus kuno.

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    1. Dakwat kekal tidak kekal seperti yang dijanji.

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  25. Lebih pelik bila Hiew King Cheu cuba mengajar SPR dengan beralih kepada sistem biometric sedangkan badan itulah yang mula-mula mencadangkan sistem itu namun dibantah secara tidak bertamadun oleh puak-puak Pakatan Rakyat termasuk Hiew.

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  26. Dengan "pengakuan" Hiew ini, bermakna pembangkang sebenarnya telah menyedari kelemahan-kelemahan dakwat kekal. Namun disebabkan sikap tamak haloba mahu merampas Puterajaya, maka kelemahan-kelemahan itu telah ditransformasikan dan diolah dengan baik untuk dijadikan senjata bagi menyerang kredibiliti SPR dan Kerajaan BN.

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  27. Hari ini, Hiew dengan bangganya berkata bahawa mycard reader (biometric) lebih murah dan mudah didapati bagi mewujudkan satu sistem pilihanraya yang bersih dan adil. Jesteru, apa kata pemimpin dan penyokong-penyokong pembangkang yang sebelum ini membuat pelbagai tuduhan terhadap sistem ini???

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  28. Seorang pensyarah mencadangkan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR)
    menggunakan sistem biometrik berbanding dakwat kekal dalam Pilihan Raya
    Umum Ke-14 (PRU-14).

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  29. Pensyarah Sains Politik Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM),
    Dr Tunku Mohar Tunku Mohd Mokhtar, berkata sistem biometrik lebih
    berkesan berbanding dakwat kekal.

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  30. Katanya, sistem biometrik lebih sistematik dan dapat mengatasi
    kemungkinan berlaku sabotaj membabitkan dakwat kekal seperti didakwa
    pada pilihan raya umum lalu.

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  31. Sistem biometrik boleh mengesan jari yang sudah digunakan oleh pengundi
    menerusi mesin pengimbas canggih. Ini berbeza dengan dakwat kekal yang
    boleh tanggal

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  32. Beliau mengulas kenyataan Timbalan Pengerusi SPR, Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan
    Omar, bahawa suruhanjaya itu akan menubuhkan pasukan siasatan dalaman
    bagi menyiasat kemungkinan berlaku sabotaj oleh petugasnya ketika PRU-13
    membabitkan penggunaan dakwat kekal.

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  33. Tunku Mohar berkata, isu membabitkan dakwat kekal tidak seharusnya
    dijadikan polemik oleh pembangkang kerana kaedah ketinggalan zaman itu
    dicadangkan oleh mereka sendiri.

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  34. Sehubungan itu katanya, pemimpin pembangkang perlu menerima hakikat
    pelbagai isu boleh timbul berikutan penggunaan dakwat kekal seperti
    mudah tanggal yang akhirnya mereka manipulasi sebagai alasan punca
    kekalahan dalam pilihan raya umum lalu.

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  35. Kita tidak seharusnya menyalahkan SPR sepenuhnya dalam kes ini kerana
    apa yang penting mereka sudah berusaha mencari punca dakwat berkenaan
    mudah tanggal,

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  36. Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman has completed a three-nation European tour to promote Malaysia’s ‘Global Movement of the Moderates’ initiative and strengthen bilateral relations.

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  37. He concluded the seven-day tour in Warsaw after a two-day visit to Poland from July 11, following visits to Latvia and Russia.

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  38. They concurred that both countries should encourage more frequent exchange visits and undertake greater efforts to enhance cooperation in various fields, including trade and investment, education, tourism, defence, green technology and ‘halal’ certification

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  39. PAS needs to work harder in the Kuala Besut by-election due to the increasing support for Barisan Nasional (BN) following the coalition’s victory in the 13th general election (GE13).

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  40. Kuala Besut by-election deputy director Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the people’s increasing support for BN was prompted by several factors, like the party becoming stronger, the recognition given to the Besut leadership to be in the cabinet and the choice of its candidate for the by-election.

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  41. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on young Perdana fellows to become unofficial government spokesmen in disseminating information on government programmes and initiatives.

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  42. The prime minister said the prestigious programme, which was a government initiative to foster strategic engagement with young people, reflected the government's trust in the younger generation.

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  43. He said as Perdana fellows were social media savvy, they could help the government reach out to young people to enable them to learn and understand government policies and programmes.

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  44. Use the social media to spread the good things done by the government, what is the purpose of a government policy and what is not true. Because a lot of nonsense were posted on social media and to certain extent

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  45. We need you to disseminate the information because you know what's going on in the government.

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  46. Implemented for the first time this year, he said the Perdana Fellowship was a pertinent method to provide a golden opportunity to young people to get a real-live work experience at a minister's office.

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  47. It also provides an opportunity to the government to sharpen the skills of talented young people to prepare them as future leaders as the programme enables the participants to understand government policies, programmes and challenges as outsiders

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  48. Change certainly can happen, provided we have the policies, programmes, commitment and political will to make the changes expected

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  49. Perdana fellows comprised local and foreign graduates and students of institutions of higher learning (IPT).

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  50. The mentee term placement for fresh graduates is between three months and six months while IPT students, between six weeks and three months.

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  51. The Election Commission (EC) must disclose the composition of the indelible ink and demonstrate its efficacy before using it in the Kuala Besut by-election due to public mistrust over the ink used in Election 2013, electoral watchdog Bersih said.

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  52. Bersih co-chairman Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan (pic) said the EC must be transparent about the contents of the ink, its supplier and the total cost.

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  53. "If the EC does not reveal these things, we will not believe in the indelible ink. We have had a bitter experience recently during the 13th General Elections and we definitely do not want a repeat of that experience.

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  54. "The EC must tell us the ink's composition and they will have to perform a demonstration on the usage of the new ink to the public to boost confidence in it," Ambiga said when contacted by The Malaysian Insider in Kuala Lumpur

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  55. Meanwhile, PKR strategic director Rafizi Ramli joined the chorus in urging the EC to reveal the supplier of the ink used in GE13 and the one to be used in Kuala Besut, and disclose to the public of the contents.

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  56. "If the EC is professional and sincere about conducting the Kuala Besut by-election, it has to solve the crisis of the ink used in GE13," Rafizi said.

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  57. Senior Fellow at the Institute Of Southeast Asian Studies Professor Dr James Chin said that the usage of the indelible ink will not be the main focus in Kuala Besut as the people's eyes will be trained on the election itself.

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  58. "It is a normal procedure, which was used in GE13 and Kuala Besut won't be any different. I don't think anyone would vote twice as all of our attention will be on Kuala Besut.

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  59. Singapore Management University political analyst Associate Professor Dr Bridget Welsh said the EC has to learn from its past mistakes and ensure that the electoral roll used in the by-election was clean.

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  60. The Kuala Besut by-election is being held following the death of its assemblyman Dr A. Rahman Mokhtar of a lung disease on June 26, 2013.The EC has decided nomination day will be on July 12, and the campaign period will be 12 days.

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  61. Demo on indelible ink procedure likely on Thursday

    KUALA BESUT (July 15, 2013): A demonstration of how a voter has to dip his or her left index finger into indelible ink in the Kuala Besut state by-election will be held soon, most probably on Thursday.

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  62. Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof told Bernama the Terengganu EC office was making the arrangements for the simulation.

    He said the simulation was important because the method of applying the ink in this by-election would differ from that of the last general election, the index finger would be dipped in the ink instead of the ink being applied to the finger.

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  63. Meanwhile EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar, when contacted, said the simulation would be broadcast over local television stations such as Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) for the benefit of voters and the contesting political parties.

    "We will ask the television stations to repeat the clip several times before polling. The EC will also put up pictures or posters at the polling stations on how the finger has to be dipped into the ink," he said.

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  64. Advance voting in the by-election is on July 20 and polling on July 24. The by-election is being held following the death of assemblyman Dr A Rahman Mokhtar of the Barisan Nasional (BN) on June 26. It is a straight fight between engineer Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman, 37, of the BN and businessman Endot alias Azlan Jusoh, 48, of PAS. – Bernama

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  65. The announcement by the SPR on the continue use of the indelible ink in the Kuala Besut By-election by using the “improved version” and by dipping the left hand index finger into the ink is seem to be no improvement as far as the measure to avoid and stop double voting.

    rasanya double voting masih terjadi di sesetengah tempat...

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  66. The Luyang Assemblyman Hiew King Cheu said the measure put forward by the SPR may not be able to stop election “foul play” and cheating, unless SPR is serious about putting a stop in installing a better system to cope with these. --true saying...

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  67. sementara itu, SPR berkata pada Ahad lepas bahawa ianya tidak bimbang tentang dakwaan bahawa dakwat pilihan raya boleh dibersihkan, sebaliknya menekankan bahawa pengundi tidak boleh mengundi dua kali dengan satu nombor IC.

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  68. according to report, several voters have reported washing off the election ink, which is meant to be indelible to prevent double voting, after casting their ballots during PRU13, with just soap and water.

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  69. HARAPAN KEMENANGAN BN DI KUALA BESUT CERAH

    Pas menyedari kedudukan parti itu di Dun Kuala Besut belum cukup kuat sehingga terdesak mencipta alasan menyalahkan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) berhubung penetapan tarikh pengundian bagi Pilihan Raya Kecil (PRK) Dun Kuala Besut.

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  70. HARAPAN KEMENANGAN BN DI KUALA BESUT CERAH

    Ketua Pemuda Umno Bahagian Besut, Mohd Mahdi Musa sebaliknya berkata, tarikh pengundian yang jatuh pada hari bekerja itu bukanlah masalah kerana ia bukan kali pertama berlaku dalam sejarah pilihan raya di negara ini.

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  71. HARAPAN KEMENANGAN BN DI KUALA BESUT CERAH

    Sehubungan itu, beliau melihat isu itu tidak sepatutnya timbul sama sekali, apalagi mendakwa SPR cuba halang kira-kira 3,000 pengundi muda dari Dun Kuala Besut di luar Terengganu balik mengundi.

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  72. HARAPAN KEMENANGAN BN DI KUALA BESUT CERAH

    “Kita melihat tiada masalah apa-apa pun mengenai tarikh pengundian dan ini mungkin topik yang akan dibangkitkan Pas sekiranya mereka kalah pada PRK Dun Kuala Besut. Mereka menjadikan hari mengundi yang jatuh pada hari Rabu sebagai alasan jika kalah,” katanya.

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  73. HARAPAN KEMENANGAN BN DI KUALA BESUT CERAH

    Dun Kuala Besut mempunyai 17,683 pengundi berdaftar dan daripada jumlah tersebut, Mohd Mahdi berkata, 55 peratus adalah pengundi berumur 40 tahun dan ke bawah.

    Dalam laporan Sinar Harian semalam, Pas menganggap SPR tidak sensitif terhadap warga Terengganu berhubung penetapan tarikh penamaan calon dan pembuangan undi bagi PRK Dun Kuala Besut.

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  74. HARAPAN KEMENANGAN BN DI KUALA BESUT CERAH

    Sementara itu, merujuk gerak kerja pihaknya menghadapi persiapan PRK Dun Kuala Besut, Mohd Mahdi yang juga Adun Kota Putera berkata, Pemuda Umno melakukan persiapan sejak awal dengan program turun padang melalui kumpulan 10 (K10).

    Beliau menjelaskan, pihaknya akan mendekati golongan muda melalui pendekatan ‘personal touch’ untuk memastikan mereka terus bersama-sama BN bagi mengekalkan kerusi sedia ada.

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  75. Seramai 600 anggota jentera Wanita Umno sudah turun padang bagi membantu Barisan Nasional (BN) mengekalkan kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (Dun) Kuala Besut pada Pilihan Raya Kecil (PRK), 24 Julai ini.

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  76. Ketuanya Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil berkata kesemua anggota jentera sayap parti itu dari seluruh negara akan menggerakkan program dan aktiviti berkonsepkan Jalinan Rakyat.

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  77. Selain anggota Wanita Umno, katanya seramai 160 anggota parti komponen BN yang lain juga akan turut berkempen dalam memberi penerangan betapa pentingnya kerusi Dun Kuala Besut kekal milik BN.

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  78. "Dengan cara lawatan dari rumah ke rumah, kita ada sentuhan dengan penduduk dan pengundi dan tahu pandangan dan masalah mereka," katanya

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  79. PRK Kuala Besut menyaksikan pertandingan satu lawan satu antara calon BN Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman dan calon Pas Endot@Azlan Yusof.

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