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Umno is rotten to the core – it seems!

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The cat is out of the bag – at last! Tun Mahathir and all his cohorts from his era cannot plead ignorance or amnesia. It is out in the open how they cheated and stole elections to remain in power.

mahathir and sabah IC for votes scam

Shamelessly they plotted and subverted the democratic process in their greed to remain in power. What they did is tantamount to treason.

They stole our elections and cheated our voters. They made a mockery of our elections and the democratic process consciously and deliberately.

To think that this diabolical scheme was hatched by people from the Prime Minister’s Department, the Home Ministry, the National Registration Department, the Election Commission, etc. It clearly establishes the fact that there was massive official fraud to ensure the two thirds majority, win the election and fool the public that the Barisan Nasional came into power through legitimate means.

To think that two of the then PM’s closest confidantes – Abdul Aziz Shamsuddin, Mahathir’s political secretary, and Megat Junid Megat Ayub, the deputy home minister under Mahathir – were actively involved in cheating and stealing elections exposes the very possibility that one can remain as prime minister in Malaysia not only for 22 years but forever!

The Royal Commission of Inquiry in session in Sabah has exposed some startling revelations that are sending shock waves across the nation. What has been revealed during the session really stinks – perhaps that is the reason this scam was so aptly code-named Ops Durian Buruk!

  • 40,000 blue identity cards were signed within a month for Muslim immigrants, mostly Indonesians and Filipinos, for the purpose of voting for Umno in the 1994 Sabah state election;
  • Mohd Nasir Sugip, a former National Registration Department official, was handed over a list of 16,000 names to be made into ‘bumiputera Islam’ voters. The ‘operation involved providing the immigrants with new identity card numbers based on the date of birth, photographs and names provided by the EC’;
  • Kee Dzulkifly, a member of the special unit dubbed G17 which operated out of the Sabah NRD headquarters, testified that the unit processed 100,000 blue identity cards for immigrants;
  • This special unit “was also responsible for issuing letters of approval for birth certificates, which he estimated the unit had processed some 200,000 for the children of immigrants”.
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The election scam, according to many, irrefutably proves there there is an ongoing plot – which the federal government, the NRD and the EC are actively engaged in – that exists right up to today, making the electoral process a meaningless farce.

Based on what is revealed – which proves that the various apparatus and functionaries of government have become the pliant subservient agents of the BN – it is no wonder that ruling coalition politicians can confidently declare that they can capture Selangor and take over Penang in the 13th GE. Having perfected the art of massive fraud in the past, the possibility that the BN will use similar schemes again is not unthinkable.

The BN’s victories have never been honourable ones won on a level playing field.

It is, as revealed at the RCI, within their means to easily create new voters, as has been alleged, give them MyKads or temporary receipts, round them up in a house to teach them how to vote for the BN, bribe them and then transport them into constituencies which are marginal to carry out the dastardly deed. This is apparently their perfected modus operandi to win elections.

This was how they defeated the PBS government in Sabah; this was how they denied the Gagasan Rakyat their victory; this was how they prevented Pakatan Rakyat from forming the federal government in March 2008.

Under these circumstances, it would be terribly wrong – even immoral – for the present Election Commission to conduct the 13th General Election. The present members of the EC have forfeited their right to conduct the election by implication. Their integrity is suspect; their neutrality cannot be trusted and their fairness is not beyond question.

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What the so-called ‘trusted and respected leaders’ of our country have done is unforgiveable. They have sacrificed the security of our country and the sacredness of our nation for their selfish greed to hang on to power by whatever means it takes.

It is Umno, as it were, that has been behind this conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process which is unprecedented and mind-boggling. It has always been Umno that has been dictating terms and deciding policies. It must be held responsible for the electoral fraud.

We must liberate ourselves from this sordid affair that has nullified our sacred vote. It is said, “The first step toward liberation for any group is to use the power in hand…And the power in hand is the vote.” Let’s remember that!

P Ramakrishnan
Aliran executive committee member
18 January 2013

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28 Jan 2013 5.48am

Mahathir Mohammed is a radicle Muslim who goes along lecturing about how dishonest the west and the rest of the non-Islamic world are and terrorising the listener with negative comments about the Jews and non-muslims. His view must include the idea that the Muslims were created by the creator God and the non-muslins are not. Politicians divide people to rule and this guy tries to divide god himself. He talks about Muslim unity around the world and the Muslims in his own country have walked away from him. His (perceived) dishonesty could not unite his own he talked about Islam, Allah, Nationalism and Unity and at the same time robbed the pride of the malays and the chauffer’s of the nation. It is an undeniable fact that while Mahathir governed Malaysia with impunity, he was also a racist and a Malay chauvinist who was strangely out to hurt them. He caused the weak and unsuspecting Malays and other bumiputras to believe that their common enemy are the non-malays. He took the taxes from the people of Malaysia and gave the common Malay handouts. … his hand-picked… Read more »

Ong Eu Soon
27 Jan 2013 7.51pm

UMMo is rotten to the core is an undisputed fact, but Penang DAP seem to be follow suit. After the scandalous RM780million 13km road expansion by the federal government which was welcomed by the cocky arrogant tokong, The Penang state government follows the precedent to announce another 5 road expansion projects costing total RM7billion. How can such an exorbitant cost be justified is beyond the imagination of Penangites.
We are now entering an era of rotten politic that take advantages on the unhappiness of the people towards the Federal Government.
Penang particularly under the leadership of the cocky arrogant tokong will rival the BN counterpart in announcing projects with exorbitant cost in the name of development. This unthinkable development is quietly taking place without public consultation and feedback.

27 Jan 2013 6.24pm

UMNO should be de-registered again by ROS as UMNO is loaded with illegal members from project IC.

UMNO also (allegedly) commit all sorts of electoral frauds to win all the past General Elections including (alleged) switching of ballot boxes and stuffing extra ballot papers into such ballot boxes.

All have (allegedly) been exposed in my two High Court Cases but just simply struck out …

27 Jan 2013 8.36am

Committing electoral fraud is illegal interference with the process of an election. Acts of fraud affect vote counts to bring about an election result, whether by increasing the vote share of the favored candidate, depressing the vote share of the rival candidates, or both. What electoral fraud is under law varies from country to country. Although technically the term ‘electoral fraud’ covers only those acts which are illegal, the term is sometimes used to describe acts which are legal but nevertheless considered morally unacceptable, outside the spirit of electoral laws, or in violation of the principles of democracy. In national elections, successful electoral fraud can have the effect of a coup d’état or corruption of democracy. In a narrow election a small amount of fraud may be enough to change the result. Even if the outcome is not affected, fraud can still have a damaging effect if not punished, as it can reduce voters’ confidence in democracy. Mahathir and group committed an election fraud to over throw the Sabah government who were led by a Christian leader. This proves that Mahathir an elected leader brought about… Read more »

Philip Yap
24 Jan 2013 6.13am

Oh my god, the country is ruled by illegitimate and criminal parties, what a sad scenario, how can the people trust them again, especially EC.

25 Jan 2013 7.03pm
Reply to  Philip Yap

Malaysia Electoral Reform Programme – 19 Goals of which the top 6 are:

Goal no. 1: Replace the EC, (The Sabah RCI on Illegal Immigrants has proved beyond a shadow of doubt that they cannot be trusted.)
Goal no. 2: Adopt United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Minority Rights.
Goal no. 7: Clean Electoral Roll, (This is basic to the whole system before the people can accept the election results)
Goal no. 8: Campaign Period 28 days (to ensure postal votes can be sent out and returned in time)
Goal no. 12: Invite the UN to run GE13 (They have the integrity and experience to run elections professionally.)
Goal no. 17: Candidates are bound by Election Promises.

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20 Jan 2013 2.13am

In the Malaysia electoral reform programme, we proposed that the EC be sacked and UN invited to run GE 13. It’s sitting on Najib’s desk. Support our campaign. Click like at 1 juta rakyat menyokong reformasi sistem pilihan raya at FB.

19 Jan 2013 7.07pm

go there for more rottenness –

19 Jan 2013 2.44am

What we still don’t know is how those new comers were made to vote for UMNO. The media reports on the RCI just do not mention it, and I am quite worried that the Commission may interprete its ToR as if this crucial question is not to be asked.

alan newman, new zealand
alan newman, new zealand
18 Jan 2013 6.08pm

Your Dr MM: Astronomical Apartheid (giving resources to one race and not to others). Deception (control of media to fool the electorate). Gerrymandering and election rigging to steal elections. Human right abuse, torture & …

… what happenedd to Sabah CM Donald Stephen?

Mismanagement & corruption (An economist at Morgan Stanley assessed M’sia might have lost US$100 bil since the early 80s to corruption (=RM300 bil = RM300,000 million) and Treason – granting national IC to aliens to get votes to stay in power and plunder on.

Yet not a trace of humility and remorse, walking & talking proud, playing God. Call for his arrest now, to be charged ! 100 strokes of the rattan and life imprisonment and hard labour. I speak from NZ – rated as one of the world top countries for democracy and non-corruption.

19 Jan 2013 7.11pm

Dr MM has two birthdays and how many Identity cards had in his possessions?

my way
my way
18 Jan 2013 2.59pm

i did it my way– under wraps n hidden in darkess.. its all legal n within myb power lah– even the previuos pm did it ha ha hinhi– so much integrity n honesty for this one special man

18 Jan 2013 2.16pm


for all the rhetoric, where is aliran action plan?

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