~ Marina Mahathir
Currently there is an accusation, and a questionable one, that Mukhriz Mahathir had allegedly cheated in the election when he won the Jerlun parliamentary seat in Kedah with an incredulous voters turnout of 99.85%, just short of, as a comment in another blog said, Saddam Hussein’s 100% perfect turnout as well as majority. I read this in the bloggers corner in Malaysiakini.
Some unknown bloke even attempted to provide “proof” which had since then been smashed to smithereens
The electoral list for Jerlun electorate shows a total registered voters of 45,513. The turnout was 37242, making it 81.8% and not 99.85% as was vigorously marketed around.
Another set of figures that I obtained showed a turnout of 37297 making it still around the 81 percentile (81.9%).
I heard Mukhriz has been furious at this fabrication cum insinuation and has made complaints to the EC. His PAS opponent has accepted the result and hasn’t even bothered to comment on the 99.85% turnout.
C’mon, does anyone imagine for one instant that PAS would let such a dodgy figure slip by unquestioned, if it was true?
Let’s take one step backwards – it’s just for me, kaytee the lover of conspiracy theories ;-)
When Mukhriz was assigned Jerlun instead of Langkawi I thought he was a goner as he was stepping onto Moon Land. I told myself yes, there are people within UMNO who obviously didn’t want Mukhriz to win.
But miraculously he won!
Why ‘miraculously’? Because the tsunamic wave that swept the Malaysian landscape on Saturday had surprisingly and benignly left him untouched. Much as he was placed in a danger zone to contest, a sufficient number of voters decided they would back his candidature. He was meant to be dead meat but he walked out as the victor much to the chagrin of his ‘real’ enemies.
Now, why have the rumours of the unbelievable percentage turnout been circulated when his PAS opponent hasn’t said a single word?
And why hasn’t the incorrect statistics (with an intended insinuation) not being promptly corrected?
Could it be what the air force call ‘electronic counter measures’ (ECM), the emission of diversionary signals to distract our attention from an attractive target?
Yes, was the fabricated but deliberately aired 99.85% turnout in Jerlun meant to mask another set of statistics in the Land of the 9 Kingdoms, a Sun Tze tactic to ensure nobody would pay attention to a higher profile parliamentary constituency which suffered allegations of dodgy figures?