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Daniel John raises issue of tainted Sabah electoral roll at Bersih Congress

Daniel John Jambun raised the issue of “Projek IC” voters in Sabah at the Bersih Congress at KLSCAH in Kuala Lumpur Saturday.

KUALA LUMPUR : A senior Sabah activist has raised again the issues of tainted electoral roll for Sabah at the Bersih Congress here, calling on the NGO to help pressure the authorities to rectify things.

Daniel John Jambun, president of Borneo’s Plight in Malaysia Foundation (BoPiMaFo), told delegates that the Projek IC was exposed during the RCI hearing in 2013 but nothing much has since been done.

“The tainted electoral roll issue in Sabah was filed in the high court of Kota Kinabalu two years ago by four Sabah assemblymen.

“The court ruled that the Election Commission (EC) can rectify the tainted electoral roll through administrative procedure, but we have yet to hear what have been done by authorities,” he pointed out.

He raised this after the Bersih Executive Director, Ooi Kok Hin, presented his paper titled “Electoral Reform – Quoting Anwar Ibrahim’s fierce movement to reform Malaysian election system” at the day-long congress held at the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall here Saturday.

Daniel John Jambun with outspoken lawyer-activist Siti Kasim.

Daniel said holders of ‘Projek IC’ in Sabah have been registered in the electoral rolls and allowed to vote in elections.

“I urge Bersih to assist the genuine Sabahans to pressure the Election Commission to clean the electoral roll,” he said.

 With EC deputy chairman Azmi Sharom.

Speaking to Borneo Herald, Daniel said he had also met deputy chairman of EC, Azmi Sharom, and invited him to meet NGOs from Sabah who would like to meet him on the issue.

“Azmi told me he would gladly do so and he has no problem coming to Kota Kinabalu and meet NGOs and concerned individuals,” Daniel said. – Borneo Herald

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