Close to 7,000 Problematic and “Red” and “Green” Sabah ICs in Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Election Strategist, DAP in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 23rd of March, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur

Earlier this week, I revealed that there were more than 60,000 potentially dubious voters in Sabah – what I call P1 to P3 voters – in the electoral roll based on dubious old IC numbers highlighted in the Sabah RCI. I also revealed the presence of 7,475 voters in Sabah with “Red” and “Green” old IC numbers meaning that they were (or perhaps still are) non-Malaysians who were permanent and temporary residents respectively.

Today, I want to reveal that this problem also affects Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak. A search of the Quarter 1 2012 Electoral Roll in Peninsular Malaysia showed that there were 6840 voters with P1 to P3 Old IC numbers and “Red” and “Green” Old IC numbers.  The state of Selangor tops the list with 2,412 such voters (35.4%) followed by Johor with 1190 such voters (17.4%) and KL with 952 (13.9%) (Table 1)

Table 1: P1 to P3, “Red” and “Green” Old ICs in Peninsular Malaysia states (Q1 2012 electoral roll)

(Note: The 11 P3 voters have since been deleted)

The evidence thus far reveals that that a total of 74,988 potentially dubious voters – P1 to P3 and “Red” and “Green” old ICs – in Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia. (60,673 P1 to P3 voters in Sabah, 7,475 “Red” and “Green” voters in Sabah, 6,840 P1 to P3 and “Red” and “Green” voters in the rest of Malaysia)

I repeat the call for the National Registration Department and the Election Commission to conduct a joint investigation to determine if these 74,988 voters are genuine voters who have been given their ICs and / or citizenship by following the proper procedures.

I stand ready to present all of my evidence to the Sabah RCI if I am asked to testify.

Dr. Ong Kian Ming
Election Strategist, DAP