Monday, November 22, 2010

PKR party election - the horror stories continue

Malaysiakini photo

Oh, oh, oh! More horror stories about the PKR polls from Badrul Hisham Shahrin, a popular personality better known as Chegubard. In a letter to Dr Wan Azizah (at her request), he accused Anwar of intervening in polls.

Chegubard told Dr Wan about Kota Marudu PKR Youth chief, Dr Jurin Gunsalam, who was informed by his division chief Anthony Mandiau that Anwar had instructed him who to vote for.

Chegubard also revealed that some candidates were allowed to contest even though their names were sent in after the deadline.

He stated: “When a verbal complaint was made to the election officer, the complainant was asked if he was a supporter of Badrul Hisham. A written complaint has since been ignored.”

He added that though the Tampin division had nominated him and running mate Chang Lih Kang, somehow that nomination went to their contenders, Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin and Khairul Anuar Zainuddin.

As with other polling complaints, his report too has thus far elicited no response.

His election agents reported the same mystery we've already heard, that the number of counted votes at a station were more than the actual turnout, which led Chegubard to remind us that in Kubang Pasu (see my earlier post Zaid Ibrahim - suffers no fool gladly), the number of counted votes was almost 3 times more than the actual turnout – UMNO, eat your hearts out!

Chegubard told us the same story, that the phantom votes were actually (indirectly) admitted by the election committee when they had to call a Zaid Ibrahim’s representative to negotiate on how to split the total votes wakakaka.

Indeed, Chegubard, I asked the same question too, namely what kind of solution was this? In fact let's go one step further, what kind of poll was this?

He gave us more horror stories about the polling in Teluk Intan and Sabah, where the actual turnout at Sandakan and Libaran was only about 200, and not the official figures of 898 in Libaran and 456 in Sandakan. Incidentally Azmin Ali was the winner where he ‘swept’ virtually (almost) 100% of the votes at Libaran, Sandakan, Tawau and Tenom.

Chegubard said the votes for Sandakan and Libaran were not tallied at the polling centre and, like at Kubang Pasu, the candidates' agents were not allowed to be present during the counting process wakakaka!

Remember in my previous post Zaid Ibrahim - suffers no fool gladly, I mentioned Jonson Chong writing to Dr Wan to audit just the Libaran polls. Now we know why. But I doubt Jonson is still holding his breath waiting for the okay from the party president.

Sabah party deputy chief Christina Liew said: "I checked with the headquarters and was told that they are currently investigating...I understand that the majority of the (complaints) have been lodged with the headquarters, although I don't know how long the probe will take."

Meanwhile at headquarters, Dr Molly Cheah, head of the JPP, the so-called central election committee was reported by Malaysiakini as reluctant to say yes or no to Christina Liew’s report that HQ was investigating.

But when MKINI pressed her, she said: "If Christina Liew says it's under investigation then it is under investigation." Wow! HQ investigating eh? No wonder Terence Netto (of Malaysiakini) described her llike a deer caught in the headlights wakakaka.

Chegubard said Dr Molly Cheah refused to confirm whether the number of complaints was 162, as
claimed by Liew and deputy president hopeful Mustaffa Kamil Ayub. I wonder whether she pleaded doctor-patient confidentiality? Or just that she didn't know!

Chegubard sighed: “I am adhering to party discipline by using internal means to make this complaint (but) it is as if I have been pushed to the wall. As a member of Parti Keadilan Rakyat, I am seeking keadilan (justice).”

Keadilan (justice)? Hmmm, well-known journalist and lawyer Art Harun did ask in his post what does the ‘K’ in PKR stand for? I have an answer for Art, but why don't you guess! wakakaka!

Art wrote: I don't know about how they feel and think. But frankly, in my perception, PKR is so full of crap than it would even dare to admit. And if the farce that PKR calls and labels as party elections is to be a yardstick of its ability to govern this country, I would rather vote for the Siberian Husky in front of my house. And by that, I don't mean to insult the dog.

Meanwhile, at Haris Ibrahim’s blog, we hear and see more of the PKR party ballots arriving in Haris hands, leading an exasperated Haris to ask Is it pink ballot papers' week?

Well, then you wouldn’t allow these pink ballot papers into a surau, would you?

For more, see Haris latest post titled A Gopeng PKR member’s report on voting day which complements Chegubard’s horror stories.
Can we sleep soundly with so many phantoms?


  1. Azmin kata hari ni dengan muka yang serius.. there is no way JPP will open an investigation paper if there is no concrete evidence. He he.. if there is a concrete evidence then surely no investigation is needed lah, definitely they will close their one eye lah.. hmm the game plan is overtime, people wull forget. wouldn't they?

  2. Azmin Ali may have won but ultimately PKR is the biggest loser.


  3. The cheating in Keadilan foretells of things to come.
    To win in a small party, they resort to trickery.
    Think what will happen if they control Putrajaya.
    They will fixed the GE to be sole winner.
    You guys still want to vote them??

  4. Buttercup,

    Whatever happens in PKR, for now they are still better than UMNO. At the very least we should give them a chance. UMNO had the chance for 50 years. See where they have taken us.

    Compared to the corruption UMNO did, with impunity, this is nothing. In fact, it is good that the members have spoken out on these irregularities. It means a their members expect and demand accountability and transparency. How does UMNO compare to this?

  5. I have a suggestion: despite whatever crap that PKR dished out thus far, we must not lose sight of the greater picture, we must vote out Be-eNd in GE-13, that means we must not split our votes among the opposition candidates, and we have no choice but to vote in the PR candidates.

    But having said that, we can still exercise the Rakyat's power, by voting out the PKR's Little Napolean, we can selectively vote out Azmin Ali and his gang in the GE-13!!!

  6. R40, your message is clear but your dates are a bit confusing - GE13th twice? Do you mean to say "vote out Azmin Ali and his gang in the GE-13" or "vote out Azmin Ali and his gang in the GE-14"?

  7. Buttercup may well be right - a couple of nights ago I was told by a sweetie that if Anwar-Azmin becomes PM, what happened in GE12, 11 and 10 etc would be (by comparison) mere primary school picnics wakakaka

  8. Thanks KT. I think Anwar-Azmin will not get Putrajaya.


    My logic is simple. You guys have been branding BN, especially UMNO will all kinds of name which have not been proven.
    Just because you want BN to be ousted at all cost, you want to put a proven cheat like Keadilan as alternative.
    Are you implying that it's okay to be a cheat as long as it's not BN.
    I can see KT's 2-year old grandchild laughing at you.

  9. What's the big deal? These are UMNO folks going by other names. KT is worried, pathologically so, as his irrational post clearly illustrates. I think he should check in to a mental asylum soon. What finally drove KT over the brink is the fact that his heroes in the DAP are in cahoots with DSAI. Horror of horrors! KT: for your mental health's sake, may I suggest the Hospital Bahagia at Tanjung Rambutan? It's not very far from Penang.

  10. Looking at the state malaysia is in after all theses years with BN and UMNO as the head. police go on shooting anyone they like(this is melayu,india and cina all kena), the justice system a shambles (perception and reality), corruption-take toyol's case, cronyism, racism promotion- all there for people to see & experience(malaysiatoday has all the paperworks/proof), MCA and MIC just there to line their own pockets. i cannot be so stupid to still vote for BN. KT has a point about PKR, that they need to clean up their act or RPK's 3rd force will have my vote. I will also vote for either DAP or PAS though. Incidentally if BN cleans up their act and prove to me that they are capable of stamping out all those misdeeds, my vote will certainly go to them

  11. KT,
    I mean vote out Be-eNd and Azmin at the same time in GE-13, we can't let the little Napolean have his chance to damage our nation further.

    UMNO is a proven devil, but PKR has yet to enter Putrajaya, please give PKR and PR the benefits of doubt, or else we have to live with another 100 years of Be-eNd's craps...

    To vote for third force candidates in GE-13 may cost the Oppositions very dearly and Be-eNd will laugh all the way to Putrajaya again, before we can be sure that the Third-force will be a "force" capable of winning, we must not waste our votes to benefit the Be-eNd candidates, not in GE-13 please, but GE-14 may be a different scenario whereby we may consider the Third-force.

  12. Consider it important, indeed urgently necessary, for intellectual workers to get together, both to protect their own economic status and, also, generally speaking, to secure their influence in the political field.

  13. I'm from Klang, Selangor. So this two idiots who's taking us for a ride will not matter in the next GE unless they move to Klang. Whoever who is in my constituent I will sructinize carefully.