Batu Talam: I will lodge police report on election dirty tactics

I will lodge a report with the police on Friday and demand an explanation from the SPR and Barisan Nasional over the publication and distribution of the leaflet.

I hope the voters in Batu Talam would not be confusedby the leaflet and vote with their conscience.

Malaysiakini has the story…

 Dirty election campaign targets DAP leader

Jan 25, 07 8:14pm Malaysiakini
DAP leader and election watchdog Bersih committee member Ronnie Liu today denied distributing leaflets in Batu Talam which called on voters to boycott the by-election.He said he was shocked to find out that such leaflets bearing his name were being distributed in Batu Talam ahead of the polls on Jan 28.

“I like to categorically state that I have nothing to do with the leaflets and I have no intention to call for a boycott for the Batu Talam by-election,” he said in a statement today.

According to Liu, he was informed by voters in Batu Talam this morning about the leaflets.

“The leaflets were supposedly issued by me in the so-called capacity of “Setiausaha Koordinator Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya Adila dan Bersih (Bersih coordinating secretary),” he added.

He said he was told that several hundred copies of the leaflets were inserted into newspapers before distribution.

He said that the leaflet was published in Malay, giving seven reasons why the by-election should be boycotted.

Among the reasons cited were that the Election Commission was unfair, the Barisan Nasional candidate Abdul Aziz Kiram was using government machinery in his campaign and that voters should respect the wishes of opposition parties PAS and Parti Rakyat Keadilan to boycott the by-election.

Vote with your conscience

Liu also aid that the leaflets carried the address and contact numbers of the DAP headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

“I have nothing to do with the leaflets… I am not the coordinating secretary of Bersih. I am just a member of the steering committee of the watchdog. In fact, there is no such position in the coalition.”

He added that he was in Raub on nomination day to launch a Bersih campaign seeking electoral reforms.

“Our demands are for the EC to adopt the indelible ink measure to prevent multiple voting, do away with the postal votes except for diplomats and citizens working overseas, and clean up the electoral rolls immediately,” he said.

He also urged the Batu Talam voters to vote with their conscience instead of giving up their right to vote.

The straight fight between Abdul Aziz and independent candidate Ng Chee Pang. The by-election is being held following the death of its BN assemblyman Tengku Paris Tengku Razlan on Dec 27.

Opposition parties PAS and Keadilan are boycotting the by-election on the grounds that the electoral laws are flawed.

否认发传单杯葛峇都达南补选
刘天球怀疑国阵试图混淆选民
黄凌风
07年1月25日 傍晚7:23

峇都达南目前正流传一份以“干净与公平选举联盟(Bersih)协调秘书刘天球”名义发出的传单(左图),呼吁选民一起杯葛这场州议席补选。

不过,干净与公平选举联盟指导委员会成员之一的刘天球今日已郑重否认,这份印上其名字和八打灵再也行动党总部的地址及联络号码的马来文传单与他有任何关系。

也是行动党非政府组织局秘书的刘天球表示,上述以“杯葛峇都达南的7个理由”为主题的数百份传单已经在当地分发,其理由包括: 1)选委会不公正
2)国阵政府不公正
3)阿兹卡林动用警方罗里运载椅子
4)就算竞选,国阵也会赢
5)浪费钱,存起来供2008年大选之用
6)尊重公正党和回教党意愿
7)外地赞助人要求我们杯葛

刘天球透露,有关传单是在今早遭不明人士置放在报摊上,导致报贩在不知情下连同报纸一起派发。

澄清并非公平选举联盟协调秘书

刘天球告诉《当今大马》,他本身并非传单上所言的“干净与公平选举联盟协调秘书”,而只是该联盟的一名成员,该联盟也没有“协调秘书”职位的存在。

他怀疑有关传单是国阵所玩弄的肮脏手段,借其名义假称杯葛补选,目的在于混淆当地选民。

“全世界都知道我反对杯葛,现在传单又说我杯葛,相信这是要混淆选民。看起来是国阵的人所做,别人没有必要这么做。”

呼吁选民凭良心投票不违党训

目前皆是反对党领袖及干净与公平选举联盟指导委员会成员的刘天球表示,他本身并没有意愿要求选民杯葛峇都达南补选。

针对上述两个组织没有公开表明支持或反对杯葛补选,刘天球表示,他只是以个人名义呼吁选民根据良心出来投票,但是没有呼吁选民应该投选哪个候选人,因此相信没有违反党的指令。

他澄清,他曾经在提名日当天连同数名干净与公平选举联盟成员,在劳勿为干净与公平选举联盟宣传册子进行推介,以呼吁改革我国的选举制度。

父母亲皆是峇都达南选民

“我们提出3个主要的诉求,即要求选举委员会清理选民手册、使用擦不掉的墨汁避免选民在不同投票站多次投票,以及废除邮寄选票,除了外交官和海外工作之外。”

家乡是在积罗的刘天球表示,他并非峇都达南的选民,因为他已经把住址搬迁到八打灵再也,不过其父母亲却仍是当地的选民。

3 Responses to “Batu Talam: I will lodge police report on election dirty tactics”

  1. sampalee Says:

    Umno know the drawing power of ronnie.To prevent him from speaking the truth on the evils of umno,they have to fake the appeal to boycott.DAP should respond to this dirty and lowly act and campaign for the independent in batu talam with ronnie spear heading the support for the local david.DAP should wake-up to the fact that the only way out is to CONFRONT the DEVIL.Wishing that the bully will behave is to play into their hand.As a political party,DAP should take the lead in paving the way for the people to act positively and realise that non-action will just give umno a field day to to condemn the oppositions.

  2. sampalee Says:

    It is important for saudara ronnie to appear in person and expose the lowly act of umno to the people of batu talam to be deceoved by such dispicable acts.The party DAP should give full support to ronnie and turn up in force to clear the air[when there is still time,unlike the ku-li episode with the khadazan head gear,whem s46 have NO time to respond.The ball is now at the feet of ronnie and DAP.If the party can remain silent and sleep through this,even god will not forgive and DAP will have lost its right forever when they insist the rakyat wake-up,when at a crucial moment,the party leadership decides sleep as the best option.This is inspite being kick in the behind which even a normal bloke will wake up.Action only counts when it is right and timely.Be in batu talam DAP NOW.

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