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Malaysia GE13: EC chairman refutes claims that Chinese names struck off voter list

Published on Apr 30, 2013 2:46 PM

Malaysia's Election Commission (EC) chairman Abdul Aziz Yusof quashed allegations that names of some Chinese voters have been struck out of the electoral roll.

"The allegation is not true at all," he told the press on Tuesday when asked to respond to such concerns.

Allegations have been rife on social networking sites that names of some Chinese voters have been taken off the voter list.

The voter list, he said, was gazetted on April 11 and distributed to respective candidates on Nomination Day on April 20.

"How can we remove Chinese names? Tell me? It's impossible," he said.

"These people (those spreading the rumours) are very naughty," he said at a press briefing in an army camp in Kuala Lumpur.

He defended the EC as being a "very independent" body and one that is not subservient to the incumbent Barisan Nasional.

"Where's the proof? If EC could ensure that someone wins and it's easy to win, why do they have to work so hard at campaigns?," he asked