This writer has been informed by reliable sources that the Election Commission has been told to be prepared for any eventuality. Local authorities have also been warned to be on the alert. Most telling is the fact that Umno and the BN have now gotten down to having polling and counting agents identified by name, in all streams in the Polling Districts throughout the country. That’s the level of preparedness. This writer can vouch for that.
Najib very recently mooted the idea of having a mock election for Umno and the BN in July. While having a dry run is not unfamiliar especially for the ruling party, the announcement is odd and smacks of treachery. This fuels the notion of a well-contrived decoy.
That makes sense to me, actually. Add to the fact that the election commission is gearing itself up to allow more cheating by the ruling coalition:
Recent changes announced by the Election Commission do not contribute to free and fair elections
The Election Commission has refused to reform the currently flawed postal ballot system. To make matters worse, they now want to bar polling and counting agents from bring their mobile phones in.
During the previous election, these agents were able to double check procedures and validity/legitimacy of certain action or effectively feed information of any irregularities to their political parties.
This coming elections is going to be as dirty as it ever gets.