The officer who declined to be named, but is the appointed spokesperson to respond to the issue, told Malaysiakini that the details of the four voters exposed by political researcher Ong Kian Ming as erroneous, are the same as that recorded by NRD.
As such, the officer said the EC's records will not be amended.
Earlier Ong (left) published the MyKad numbers of four voters with unusual personal details.
A check by Malaysiakini with the EC online database showed that the first six digits of all four voters' MyKad number do not match their dates of birth (see images below).
MyKad's first six digits traditionally represent the card holder's date of birth in the 'YYMMDD' format.
However, the EC officer did not explain the reason for the discrepancy saying it is the NRD that manages all personal information of Malaysian citizens.
Both the EC chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof and deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar had earlier explained that as long as the details of voters match the records in the NRD database, it has no right to either reject their registration or remove them from the electoral roll.
Ong is also the project director of Malaysian Electoral Roll Analysis Project (Merap), which has been providing statistics and evidence on electoral irregularities to back the demands of the electoral reform coalition, Bersih.
© 2012 Malaysiakini. All rights reserved.