Malaysia votes 2018

Malaysia election: Phantom voters issue back to haunt polls

These three tiny shops in Kuala Lumpur's Wangsa Maju constituency share one address, with 17 voters registered as residents there. A cashier at one of the stores said no one lives on the premises.
These three tiny shops in Kuala Lumpur's Wangsa Maju constituency share one address, with 17 voters registered as residents there. A cashier at one of the stores said no one lives on the premises.ST PHOTO: TRINNA LEONG

Opposition points to electoral roll anomalies, but election body says there's no basis to claim

A tiny motorcycle workshop, a grocery store and an electrical appliances repair shop located at the edge of Kuala Lumpur share a secret - 17 voters are registered as residents at this one address.

The three commercial units measure no more than 400 sq ft each in a Malay enclave in Kuala Lumpur's Wangsa Maju constituency, with the units listed with the same address of Lot 2547.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2018, with the headline 'Phantom voters issue back to haunt polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe