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GE13: Pakatan - Civil servants will be punished for electoral fraud


PETALING JAYA: Civil servants, including Election Commission workers, found to have been involved in electoral fraud will face the music if Pakatan Rakyat wrests power in the general election, says PKR vice-president R. Sivarasa.

He said the move was necessary since Pakatan had claimed to have found instances of election-related offences recently.

Among them were the existence of dubious voters, new voters flown into some states and the fear that some ballot boxes could be tampered with, he added.

“If Pakatan forms the Government and we find that civil servants, including senior officials, are involved in offences including electoral fraud, you will face the full force of the law.

“Whether they are from the Election Commission or any government department, they will be punished if they were involved in indiscipline,” he said at a press conference at the party's headquarters here yesterday.

On claims that the Barisan had flown in Malaysians and foreigners into the peninsula to vote in Sunday's polls, Sivarasa said Pakatan would release more evidence of the claims today.

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