Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pre GE 13 Chapter 3: the Sabah stories by numbers

Introduction to the series

The on going Sabah RCI reveal much sensational facts and confirm a lot of rumours and hearsays. Project M or Project IC has completely altered the voters and political landscape of Sabah.

MERAP seeks to compliment the disclosures in the RCI with numbers, statistics and facts.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pre GE13 chapter 2: New Very Old Voters (NVOV)

Introduction to the series

In the last chapter, MERAP looked at NVOVs from the years 2008 till Q3 2011. MERAP's scrutiny of the Q3 and Q4 2012 supplementary electoral roll reveal similar trend continuing in the final run up to GE13 which is expected to be called in Q1 2013.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pre GE13 chapter 1: New Very Old Voters (NVOV)

Introduction to the series

Chapter 1.1 of MERAP's Final Reports raised the matter of voters above 85 years old, notably Tey Kim (IC: 900206740068) who was born in 1890.

EC has come out with the defence that it will beef up its information exchange process with Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara and to its credit, the number of voter deletions due to the reason of death have increased since the electoral roll attracts greater scrutiny from all quarters.

However, MERAP notice that despite the effort by the EC to remove deceased voters, there seems to be an effort by certain parties to continuously register people who are unlikely to be alive.

MERAP's series running up to GE13

GE13 is imminent. After much hinting and delay, boy cry wolf and trade secrets shadow play, the parliament shall reach its full term less than 100 days at the time of writing.

MERAP has been on going since early 2012 and in the run up to the 13th GE, shall publish a series of articles disclosing more of its findings, supplementing the cases disclosed in its Final Report published in October 2012.

Hopefully these articles can raise general public's awareness with regards to the irregularities occurring in the Electoral Roll which the Elections Commission Chairman once claim that is the cleanest in the world.

Perhaps this GE is as much as voting for the right government, as well as against irregularities and defending the assault on integrity of our election process.