‘Half of Voters Do Not Trust KL Poll System’
*Carolyn Hong - Straits Times* | May 26, 2012
Kuala Lumpur. Almost half of Malaysian voters polled recently said they did not trust the country’s election system, and believed the electoral roll had dubious voters on it.
An overwhelming majority of respondents — 92 percent — support cleaning up the electoral register before elections, expected within months.
The survey was carried out last month by the independent Merdeka Center, which polled 1,019 registered voters in Peninsular Malaysia.
Just about half of them said they were not confident that the election process was free from irregularities, and about the same number believed that the 12.6 million-voter electoral roll had dubious voters including foreigners, voters with multiple identities or legitimate voters transferred to another constituency without their knowledge.