KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu
Sabah (PBS) yesterday urged the Election Commission (EC)
to re-check thoroughly the list of voters in the current
electoral rolls to ensure that the names of genuine voters
registered before 2002 are still there.
PBS Secretary-General Datuk Radin Malleh said this was
crucial as the general election was nearing.
He said the PBS bought CDs containing names of the electorate
updated on July 31 last year but upon random checking found
that some names known to the party had disappeared from
“For example, the name of my wife, who is voting in the
polling district of Mandalom in the Melalap State constituency,
has disappeared from the updated rolls,” he said in a statement
Radin, who is the Melalap Assemblyman, said this could
only be the tip of the iceberg.
He said this could also be due to the new system of registering
voters all year round and displaying and gazetting the electoral
rolls every three months.
As a result, time was not sufficient for voters to check
The rolls were also being “disturbed” regularly and unnecessarily
because of the regular display and gazetting, he said.
“In view of the imminent general elections, we hope the
EC will re-check thoroughly the list of voters so as not
to deprive the genuine voters of their electoral right,”