TRIPLE BY-ELECTIONS: Anwar claims ballot boxes dropped into sea

drop1Pakatan Rakyat has claimed that it lost the Batang Ai by-election because several ballot boxes were “dropped into the sea” by helicopters and speed boats ferrying the ballots to the counting centre.

Opposition de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim claimed the party had proof of this and would help the Election Commission to probe the case.

Barisan Nasional’s Malcom Mussen Lamoh won against Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s Jawah Gerang with a 1,854-vote majority in the by-election on Tuesday.
Anwar, who speaking at a press conference on the results of the three by-elections, said the counting of votes should have been carried out at the 14 polling centres.

Despite the defeat, Anwar insisted that Pakatan Rakyat, which also includes Pas and DAP, would take over the government in Sarawak at the next state polls.

He said Iban professionals and intellectuals were warming up to the opposition.


On Pas’ win in Bukit Gantang and PKR’s success in Bukit Selambau, Anwar said this showed the people still wanted change.

He said Pakatan Rakyat would also name a shadow cabinet soon, adding that they would be “credible to represent all races”.

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  1. As the saying goes, “There are various ways to skin a cat.” The ballot boxes were “dropped into the sea” by helicopters and speed boats ferrying the ballots to the counting center is another way of “skinning the Cat”.

    The question is: Are the same ballot boxes collected from the respective polling stations thrown into the sea? And when the ballot boxes are brought into the counting centers, can’t the polling agents identify those boxes supposedly brought in by Helicopters, but have been ferried by speed boats or any other means of transportation instead? Surely there are checks and balance to be observed by the polling agents and candidates to verify such occurrence.

    They (polling agents) should raise the alarm if there is such an incidence happening inconsistence with the election procedures before their eyes, unless their mouths have been zipped.

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