Monday, May 12, 2014

‘At least we admit the irregularities’

PKR Poll
PETALING JAYA: PKR state assemblyman Chang Lih Kang remains optimistic for his party’s elections which has been marred by irregularities.

“Irregularities happen anywhere. What’s important is how we deal with it,” he told FMT.
Explaining that the difference between the Election Commission (EC) and PKR’s central election committee (JPP), the Teja assembymansaid the latter stands firm to show that there is no compromise in irregularities.

“With the EC, no matter how many complaints are made, everything is in vain.
“PKR admits there are irregularities. And when it happens and there’s concrete evidence, the JPP will disqualify the candidates involved,” he said.
When asked for the reason why there were such instances, Chang said it was human nature.
“Some people will do anything for position and power,” he said.
PKR has been marred with many irregularities in its polls, ranging from low turnout to allegations of phantom voters as well as power blackouts.
Yesterday, polls were cancelled in several Selangor divisions by the election committee.
After yesterday’s chaos in many of the Selangor divisions, results are now expected to be postponed.
Meanwhile, on his candidacy, Chang who is contesting for the deputy Youth post, said the deciding factor will be Selangor as it has the largest membership.
“Right now there’s a 50% chance for me, especially since it’s a four-cornered fight.”
Chang remains hopeful of his chances although he admitted that Selangor was not his base, being a Perak-based state assemblyman.
With 1,225 votes, Chang is currently running second behind Dr Afif Bahardin who leads with 2,040 votes. Mohd Serman Hassnar is at third place with 803 votes while Rames Kumar Theetan has managed to obtain 224 votes.