Tuesday, 20 November 2007

He Says "What Rigging?"

The bravado displayed is highly amusing. The Election Commision Chairman even wagers his job!!!

Of course, he will ONLY resign if there is court-proven evidence.

Yeah, that's the catch.

Firstly, we don't have an independent judiciary. In any case, I certainly don't have any confidence in it.

Secondly, the "illegal" rally was held last Saturday, 10th November. Today is the 20th of November. That's exactly 10 days. 10 whole days.

Was that how long it took to run through every little bit of evidence, burn it, destroy it completely and bury it so no one ever gets a whiff of the truth?

And then declare confidently (it was more of a challenge, really) 10 days later that there was nothing that could be used against him in court?

It's embarrassing. Does he really think we're that stupid??

PUTRAJAYA: Show me evidence of election rigging and I will resign, Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman has told his detractors.

He said he was very sad whenever accusations were levelled against the commission, particularly at an illegal rally organised by non-governmental organisation Bersih on Nov 10 calling for fair and just elections.

“If they will show me evidence that the commission has rigged elections, then I will – in fact, all members of the commission – will resign.

“But it must be evidence proven in court and not slogans shouted in the streets,” he told reporters after receiving a report from the election watchdog group Malaysians for Free and Fair Elections (Mafrel) at his office here yesterday.

He also said that some of the suggestions contained in the memorandum, such as asking for the abolition of postal votes, should have been channelled to the right government agency.

“These are structural reforms beyond the commission because postal votes are guaranteed under the Federal Constitution. Nevertheless, starting from this year, the Prime Minister has kindly consented for party agents to be present during postal voting,” he said.

Abdul Rashid said every election organised by the commission had been carried out fairly and freely within the law, which also formed the basis of the report by Mafrel.

“Mafrel has monitored the three by-elections in Ijok, Batu Talam and Machap, as well as the Sarawak state elections. It has concluded that despite some minor mistakes and weaknesses, the commission had done very well.

Every election carried out freely and fairly??

Pull the other leg mate, it's got bells on it.


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Vijay Kumar said...

Well, Crankshaft, I think he had more than 10 days to do what he had to do.

After all, BERSIH has been at him since March. Must have been a lot to clean up ;)

Crankshaft said...


But honestly, I don't think anyone took BERSIH seriously until they saw the turnout on 10/11.

Our communist-dictatorship government lives in a state of perpetual denial.