Tarani Palani | March 14, 2012
Voter list shows some 60-year-old voters as army and police recruits, says Fuziah Salleh
KUALA LUMPUR: PKR today questioned the integrity of the Election Commission’s data entry system, saying nearly 4,000 people were listed as having newly joined the police or the army despite being too old to qualify.
They have registered under the “masuk tentera, masuk polis” category of the commission’s list of registered voters for the third quarter of last year, according to Fuziah Salleh, MP for Kuantan and a vice-president of PKR.
The list has been gazetted and she said these names were now under the postal-voting category.
The cut-off age for entry into either of the uniform services is 30.
“There are 3,950 names of people aged above 30 who are registered in this category,” Fuziah said.
Among them were voters who were above 50 and even 60 years old, she added.
“This means that these people above 50 have just joined the army or police,” she said.
“I challenge the Election Commission to carry out an audit on the system, not just the data. Are there hidden agencies that have access to the EC database?”
She added that she would make more revelations on irregularities in the electoral roll in the coming weeks.