A permanent resident (PR) holder has been accepted as a new voter in Ijok, the state seat held by Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
Malaysiakini was informed by a reader that a permanent resident named Mismah has been registered in the latest supplementary electoral roll which is now on display for public scrutiny.
A check with the online verification system of both the NRD and EC confirmed the allegation.
The NRD online verification system, which allows users to check the status of an individual by entering the PR card number, shows that Mismah (No. 640704715238) is a permanent resident.
However, when the same number was entered into the EC online verification system, Mismah appeared as a newly-registered voter.
She was registered as a voter in the Ijok state constituency and Kuala Selangor parliamentary constituency, which are respectively held by Khalid from PKR and Dzulkelfy Ahmad from PAS.
A check of the NRD online verification system twice - at 5.48pm yesterday and 11.30am today - had shown that a person named Mismah was a PR holder who had collected her MyPR card (No. 640704715238), an identification card for PR.
When the same number was entered into the Election Commission (EC) online verification system, Mismah appeared as a newly-registered voter.
However, another check with the NRD system at 3pm returned a shocking result - the same Mismah has become a citizen who has collected her blue Mykad.
According to election laws, the EC updates the electoral roll every three months with a quarterly supplementary electoral roll draft.
The names of all newly-registered voters, voters who have changed their residing addresses and voters who have been removed from the electoral roll, are compiled in the supplementary electoral roll draft.
The roll is then displayed usually for one week, for public scrutiny, before it is gazetted and used in the next election.
During the display period, members of the public can raise their objection to the names listed in the supplementary electoral roll.
Allegations of foreigners being illegally registered as voters to shore up the support of certain political parties have been continually raised by the opposition parties but constantly denied by the EC.
EC employs 33 types of vetting
In one of the latest responses in May, EC chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said only citizens are allowed to be registered as voters, and that verification is done through the Agency Link-Up System (Alis) of the NRD.
Through the system, the EC cross-checks with NRD and employs 33 types of vetting before any application to become a voter can be approved.
“During the registration process, the applicant's identifier will be cross-checked with the NRD through Alis. The EC will only process the application if the details tally with the NRD records," he said.
“The system will automatically reject any fraudulent attempts to register a voter."
Tipped-off by readers, Malaysiakini also found other suspicious names on the electoral rolls.
Two eligible voters - Basri Buru Bin Alimin (Mykad: 250622715425) and Soessje Scwanne Jetty Silvana Groeneveld (Mykad: 380424715016) - which appeared on the EC online verification system as voters registered in the Hulu Langat parliamentary constituency, have no record on the NRD website.
The NRD online verification system states 'no application/the number entered is not valid' when the two numbers were entered.
This raises the question as to whether the two individuals are citizens of Malaysia.
"I think the list of PR names in the NRD's website was the old one and not updated," said EC chairperson Abdul Aziz Yusof (left) in a text-message to Malaysiakini late last night.
The Election Commission (EC) has changed the status of Mismah, a 'permanent resident' whose name had been entered in the draft electoral roll.
THE EC TRYING TO COVER THIER ASS!
Based on a check of its online verification system at 2pm, under the 'record status', (highlighted in screen capture, right) it is now stated that her application to register as a voter is dalam proses pengesahan daftar pemilih (being verified for the electoral roll).
Her name had been included in the draft supplementary electoral roll that has been opened for public scrutiny for a week.