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.
As mentioned in the MERAP final report published in October 2012, the EC collected a comprehensive data on the "Bangsa" or nationality of individual voters but this data is not distributed to political party.
For this pre GE 13 series, MERAP provide some statistics base on Q1 2012 Sabah electoral roll.
Included in Sabah's Q1 2012 electoral roll totalling 920,610 voters, perhaps 108,033 voters' bangsa could raise one's eye brow, and these voters are mainly found in parliament constituencies of Silam, Kimanis, Kalabakan, Libaran, Papar, Tawau, Sipitang, Beaufirt and Putatan where they make up more than 15% of the total registered voters.
|Sabah electoral roll Q1 2012|
The "Bangsa" code of the 108,033 voters whom MERAP highlights consist of the following nationalities:
MERAP cross-referenced the Bangsa and Kod Negeri for selected nationalities and the results are as follows:
* There are more than 7 thousand, 5 thousand and 2 thousand Filipinos, Indonesians and Pakistanis respectively that, according to JPN, are born in Sabah.
* There are even 5 Bangladeshies and 1 Burundian who are born in Sabah.
One wonders how many Pakistanis do really give birth in Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah.
When MERAP cross referenced the above range to the questionable Bangsa list above, more than a quarter of the 108,333 voters are within the range.
|26.2% of these dubious Bangsa voters falls within the range of voter roll ruled as illegal by a Malaysian Court|