PBS: Automatic registration of voters should be reviewed until Sabah’s electoral roll cleaned up


KOTA KINABALU: A call was made for the automatic registration of 18 year-olds and above in Sabah to be reviewed until the state’s electoral roll is cleared from alleged dubious voters.


Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) deputy president Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Yee Moh Chai in making the call disclosed that the automatic registration of voters should be reviewed in Sabah as the Party believes that the electoral rolls are contaminated by illegals holding fake identification cards that was registered through Project IC Sabah.

Dr Yee said the Election Commission should brief all Sabah lawmakers on the safeguards and filters used to ensure that only genuine Sabahans are registered as voters.

“PBS have made numerous requests for appointment with the Election Commission pertaining to the implementation of the automatic registration of voters, to seek clarification and assurance, sadly until today our request for an appointment have not been entertained,” said Dr Yee.

“As such, while PBS supports the registration of 18 years old as voters, the method of registration of all voters, particularly in Sabah, should not be automatic in light of the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on the large presence of illegal immigrants holding fake identification cards,” added Dr Yee.

The EC should prove that the Sabah electoral rolls are clean and free from dubious voters and to inform the public on the safeguards against fake i/c holders becoming voters if it insists upon the continuation of the automatic registration in Sabah.

“PBS wants only genuine Sabahan to be the rightful voters to decide the future of the State and Country,” said Dr Yee.

He said this following the disclosure by PBS President Datuk Seri Panglima Maximus Johnity Ongkili of the existence of Project IC whereby illegals were given ic to enable them to be registered as voters to the benefit of certain BN party previously.

Dr Yee added that those BN leaders who were quick to rebuke and attack the statement by PBS President may have something to hide, as the Malay proverb goes that “siapa makan cili, dia terasa pedas” (those who eat chilli are the ones who will feel the heat).

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