Published: Tuesday November 18, 2008 MYT 3:59:00 PM - The Star
Parliament: Cops haven’t probed ghost voter allegations
By ROYCE CHEAHKUALA LUMPUR: The police have not investigated allegations of ghost voters being used in Sabah to ensure a Barisan Nasional victory as was published in a book entitled IC Palsu Merampas Hak Anak Sabah (Fake IDs used to rob Sabahans).
Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) would have stepped in if there were any discrepancies by the Election Commission.
He was replying to a question from Johari Abdul (PKR-Sungai Petani) who had asked if the police had taken action on the allegations in the book which was written by Andul Mutalib Mohd Daud in 1999.
In response to Syed Hamid’s answer, Johari said the police had acknowledged the existence of the book and that he was disappointed that no action had been taken, especially considering that fake identification cards have long been an issue in Sabah.
“I reiterate that the allegations raised by the book are very serious as they involve the issue of our citizen’s rights and honour. The sovereignity of this country can no longer be guaranteed if these syndicates are not overcome,” he said.
Johari said the police ought to be more pro-active and start their own investigations instead of waiting for the ACA to do so.