If what is being reported on the Sabah RCI is true, then there is a real serious question about the integrity of our electoral roll. If they can magically create voters out of thin air, then the voting results are a farce.
What makes the revelations believable is that people do not seem to be denying the allegations but are busy trying to justify their actions and to clarify the legality of granting instant citizenship to deserving foreigners.
The right thing to do would be to clean up the electoral roll to purge it of all sorts of problems. It is going to be a mammoth task to do so but it is something that has to be done to restore any semblance of confidence to our elections.
Unfortunately, this is not an easy problem to solve – made worse by the fact that the next elections are so near.
If we are to go into the coming general elections knowing full well that our electoral roll is tainted, it is easy to lose heart and be thoroughly dejected. However, there are always alternative actions that can be taken to beat the odds.
However, my fear is what happens after the results are out. Will the rakyat be willing to accept the results of such tainted elections, whatever the results may be?
If the rakyat are unwilling to accept the results, I think that there will be a democracy crisis in our country. I shudder to think of the lengths that the rakyat would need to go to just to preserve what little democracy we have left.
I honestly don’t know what to think.
However, one thing is definite. Whatever the result, the moment the elections are over, the clean-up begins. We cannot wait for any political will to clean up the electoral roll. The rakyat must work to fix this shit.
The members of the EC must be replaced. The entire electoral roll must be struck off. A massive voter registration exercise must be performed to flush out all the undead and bipolars. Registration must be made compulsory by law.