PKR POLLS | PKR leadership council member Elizabeth Wong said she has submitted proof on people suspected to be military personnel had voted in the PKR party election.
In a statement today, she said two sets of documents including attachments have been submitted to Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu’s office, and a copy has been submitted to PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.
“The first set contains names and details of three people believed to be members of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) who have voted in the morning of the Petaling Jaya Utara division polling day, and the second set is regarding the finding that 32 Petaling Jaya Utara PRK members have registered with ATM addresses.
“These include Kem Batu Kentomen, Kem Paya Jaras, Kem Sungai Buloh, Kem Wardieburn, and Kem Perdana Sg Besi.
“This would allow the Defence Ministry to check whether there are ATM members involved in politics and assist the Petaling Jaya Utara division to update its membership roll,” Wong said.
Yesterday, the Bukit Lanjan assemblyperson had told Malaysiakini that about 30 people were prevented from voting in the Petaling Jaya Utara PKR division after they were found to be carrying military identity cards.
Earlier today, the Ministry of Defence expressed concern over the allegation and pledged to take action if police investigations prove this to be the case.
The Armed Forces (Terms of Service of Regular Forces) Regulations 2013 prohibit members of the armed forces from taking part in active politics and those violating the rule could be discharged from their duties.
PKR is currently conducting divisional and national leadership elections throughout the country. The process began on Sept 22 and will end on Nov 10.
The process has not been a smooth one.
There have been cases of violence, problems with the e-voting system, allegations of irregularities in the membership list, as well as ineligible voters showing up at polling stations.