The more you dig, the more shits you get. Why? Well, because I got NTBD (nothing better to do), I did a google search on ‘phantom voters’. It seems like many bloggers already blogged about this issue before. (Well I pimped my previous post from another blogger as well.) But note this, most of them blogged about this before this announcement came out. From The Star Online :
Wednesday January 9, 2008
EC : Electoral roll all clean now
“KOTA KINABALU: The Election Commission is confident that the electoral roll is now free of dubious voters.
Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Abdul Rashid said his office had deleted from the rolls thousands of names of non-citizens and people who had died.
Detailed cross-checking of voters’ names with the National Registration Department should result in “phantom voters” being removed from the rolls, he said after opening a two-day briefing here for civil servants involved in assisting in the next general election. “
Read more here.
So on January 9th, 2008, EC Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Abdul Rashid confidently said EC already cleaned up the electoral. Should we believe him? I cross-checked the names listed in the post by Kickdefella with the latest electoral (gazetted on 5th February 2008), and I got this :
91 years old?
92 years old!
Out of the five dubious voters previously listed in Kickdefella’s blog, three of them still appeared in the electoral roll! Well, maybe they just age gracefully, and still kicking ass, ready to vote for the next coming election! Just give our very efficient, clean, fair and transparent Election Commision the benefit of doubt, shall we? 🙂
So, voters that will vote at Sekolah Kebangsaan Khir Johari (Bakar Arang, Sungai Petani), Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar (Rinting, Johor) and Sekolah Kebangsaan Pasir Gudang 2 (Permas, Pasir Gudang) please watch out for these geriatrics ya! 😀 Biar tua, selagi nyawa dikandung badan, kita akan tetap mengundi!!!! (Age is not a problem, if still alive, we will still vote!!!) Shame on you young people that will not vote this coming election out there!! ROFLMAO!!
Updated 21/02/2008 10.50pm :
Hamzah, this is special for you. Send my regards to your grandfather by the way. Good to know he is still strong and kicking! Semoga Tuhan panjangkan lagi umurnya 🙂
Born in 1896, now should be 112 years old. Get his ass ready in line for the Guiness Book of Record next world’s oldest person.