Friday, March 07, 2008

"No Need To Question EC's Transparency," Says Najib. Do You Agree?

All quarters need not question the Election Commission's (EC) transparency in conducting the general election tomorrow, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

"The EC is an independent body which all this while has carried out its responsibilities well and fairly.

"No one should be worried that the EC would cheat or do anything that can deny any candidate from winning if he or she has the voters' support," he told reporters after handing out spectacles to 33 people under a community health project of Yayasan Rahah (Rahah Foundation) here today.

He was responding to PAS' spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat's allegation that the EC's cancellation of its planned use of indelible ink on voters would enable them to do multiple voting.

Najib said as proof, PAS had been winning the elections in Kelantan.

"Previously, the majority in Kelantan had chosen PAS to form the state government and the party won, so there's no reason to doubt the validity of the general election results, not only in Kelantan but nationwide."

He said the people should also not be worried about going out to cast their votes following security control by police.

"Throughout the years, the authorities had ensured freedom and safety for voters to vote and this situation will continue to prevail in this general election.

"If there are people who try to scare voters from voting, that means they are trying to deny them their rights to vote as stipulated in the Federal Constitution.

"The people should also not feel that there are phantom voters, for there are no phantom voters. All this, to cause fear, is the work of the opposition."

Najib, however, advised voters to make a wise choice by considering the benefits they could enjoy when voting for a party.

On the chances of BN's new faces of being in government, he said it would be at the prime minister's discretion. (Bernama)

***** The arrogant and pompous tone of the DPM is quite irritating - "
All quarters need not question the Election Commission"; "No one should be worried that the EC would cheat"; "There are no phantom voters."

If there is doubt that the EC is being one-sided it is because there are plenty of reasons for this misgiving. In any case people are entitled to harbour doubts. Or is that an offence for which the ISA can be used?
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Blogger mindful mariner said...

Every quarter has the right to question the transparency and independence of the EC.
So far they have done nothing to instil the voters' confidence, and many people harbour suspicions about the independence and integrity of the EC, and the competence of its Chairman.

Najib is blowing hot air yet again, the proof of the pudding will be in the eating.

Tomorrow we will all witness how the election is conducted, and after the results are announced let the people judge.

The voters should go out in force, mark their ballot papers carefully to ensure that there are no spoiled votes. Make sure every single vote counts.

Choose your candidate with great care, be brave and vote wisely.

10:33 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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11:20 PM GMT+8  

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