Controversy over the BLACKOUT Photo of 5 May 2013

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17 December 2017

Remember the Blackout Story at GE 13 concerning Bentong?

The Bentong parliamentary seat gained some infamy when rumors spread on social media following Wong’s defeat at the last general election that a power outage had occurred in the vote counting centre and that a suspicious ballot box had been sent to the centre.

Although opposition leaders had come forward to clarify that there was no blackout at the vote counting centre and no appearance of a suspicious ballot box at the 11th hour which overturned the electoral result, many voters still believed lights were switched off or that some unseen transaction had taken place after the election.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/12/17/bentong-will-stay-with-mca-in-ge14-says-former-mp/#sthash.oPlvdjja.uxfs

WATCH MOB,TV

PKR Tnjuk Bukti Mengenai Bekalan Elektrik Terputus

http://www.mobtv.my/current_affairs-3384.html

27 May

Video – PKR Tunjuk Bukti Mengenai Bekalan Elektrik Terputus @

PKR Tunjuk Bukti Mengenai Bekalan Elektrik Terputus

PKR tampil mendedahkan bukti berupa laporan polis dan borang rasmi berhubung kewujudan pengundi hantu dan bekalan elektrik terputus yang berlaku semasa pru-13, 5 Mei lalu. Pengarah strateginya, Rafizi Ramli berkata laporan polis bertarikh 9 Mei itu adalah bukti dakwaan seorang ejen pilihan raya PKR mengenai bekalan elektrik terputus yang berlaku di Kedah.

Date added: May 27, 2013
Duration: 37:53
Viewers: 440 views

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23h

Keadilan mendedahkan 1 lagi blackout di kedah..kulim bandar bahru..

 

23h

Spr ni apa?? Jika tiada blackout masakan ada laporan polis....jgn buta

Is this photo genuine or fake?

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Study the two photographs provided by Malaysia Chronicle, with illustrations

Malaysia Chronicle

Original photograph claimed by the EC to be staged

Original photograph claimed by the EC to be staged

Enhanced photograph showing details

Enhanced photograph showing details

Legend to arrows (left to right)
– SPR tag worn by EC officers (rather than journalist as alleged by the EC)
– SPR tag worn by candidate’s representative (rather than journalist as alleged by the EC)
– Police officer on duty
– SPR logo clearly seen on the side of the tray

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=104851:seri-serdang-adun-refutes-ec-allegations-of-staged-blackout-photo&Itemid=2

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PKR produces police report on another blackout

PKR director of strategy Rafizi Ramli today produced another police report to prove an allegation of a blackout happening in a polling centre in Kedah on election day.

Rafizi said that a police report showed that a blackout happened in Sedim, Kedah when counting was taking place – and lasted for 15 minutes.

The area falls under the Kulim Bandar Baru parliamentary seat, and adds on to an alleged bkackout in Sri Serdang on the same day.

The report was lodged by a PKR polling agent who was stationed at a school in Sedim, who said that only the school block suffered from a blackout and not the surrounding areas.

“Election Commission deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar should produce the basis as to how he could ridicule a serious allegation about a discrepancy in running the elections,” Rafizi said.

Wan Ahmad had recently alleged that no blackouts took place in any polling centres in the country, and even went on to suggest some pictures were staged before the elections in order to discredit the commission and the election process.

PKR produces police report on another blackout

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Follow · 3 hours ago

Penipuan SPR terbongkar! Gambar blackout disahkan diambil ketika pengiraan undi di bilik Saluran 3, Sek. Keb. Serdang pada 7.32 malam, 5 Mei 2013.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Sunday, 26 May 2013 11:39

Seri Serdang ADUN refutes EC allegations of “staged” blackout photo

Written by  Bob Kee, Malaysia Chronicle

The State Assembly member for Seri Serdang, Noor Hanim Ismail, has refuted a statement by the Election Commission that alleged that a photograph circulated on the Internet showing a “blackout” during a vote-counting process at the recent general election was staged.

Noor Hanim claims that the photograph was actually taken by one of her counting agents in the Saluran 3 tallying station at Sekolah Kebangsaan Serdang at 7.32pm on 5 May 2013. She also denied claims that the photograph was taken prior to polling day as alleged by the Deputy Chairman of the EC, Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar.

She opined that the allegation was made solely to cover up any shortcomings in the Standard Operating Procedure of the EC and the conduct of the last general elections.

Noor Hanim observed that she found it odd that Wan Ahmad appeared to be ignorant about the fact that EC officers assigned on polling day were officially attired in grey t-shirts.

She also said that during the power outage, her representative actually went through a lot of trouble to locate torchlights to ensure that the vote tallying process could proceed with minimal interruptions.

She further denied the EC’s allegations that there were journalists and reporters present in the location, saying that only the Polling Station Master (KTM), EC officers, the candidate’s representatives and the police officer on duty was present then.

“I ask that the EC, particularly Wan Ahmad, apologise to the Malaysian people for their mistake in making a public statement without in-depth investigation and shrugging off genuine concerns raised by the public,” she said in her statement to the media.

Media reports yesterday sourced from Bernama said that EC considered the photograph taken off the alleged blackout was staged and taken prior to polling day on 5 May 2013.

Wan Ahmad stated in his statement that this conclusion was based on observations made by him and his officers.

Malaysia Chronicle

Original photograph claimed by the EC to be staged

Original photograph claimed by the EC to be staged

Enhanced photograph showing details

Enhanced photograph showing details

Legend to arrows (left to right)
– SPR tag worn by EC officers (rather than journalist as alleged by the EC)
– SPR tag worn by candidate’s representative (rather than journalist as alleged by the EC)
– Police officer on duty
– SPR logo clearly seen on the side of the tray

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=104851:seri-serdang-adun-refutes-ec-allegations-of-staged-blackout-photo&Itemid=2

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Malaysiakini

PAS rep proves blackout photo was genuine
1:55PM May 26, 2013

PAS’ newly-minted Sri Serdang state assemblyperson Noor Hanim Ismail has flayed Election Commission deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar for suggesting that the photograph of a blackout at a polling station was staged, stating that it in fact happened in her constituency.

“It is clear that his preliminary observation and investigation together with his officers was very weak and is aimed at covering up the weaknesses in the electoral system and denying that the blackout actually happened,” she said in a statement yesterday.

Noor Hanim said the photograph was taken by her counting agent and happened at in a room at Sekolah Kebangsaan Serdang where ballots for stream three were being counted.

“When it happened, our candidate representative had worked to supply flashlights to the room to ensure the counting process goes on smoothly.

“I also deny that there were journalists at the location because only the polling station supervisor, EC staff, candidate representative and police were on duty (there),” she said.

PAS rep proves blackout photo was genuine

Malaysian Insider

Blackout photo taken by PAS agent, Seri Serdang rep confirms

May 26, 2013

PUCHONG, May 26 — PAS’s Seri Serdang assemblyman Noor Hanim Ismail has come forward to verify the photograph of a purported blackout at a polls counting room on May 5 currently circulating on the web, saying it had been taken by her agent and was not staged as claimed by the Election Commission (EC).

In a report on Malay daily Sinar Harian, the newly-elected PAS representative explained that her officer had snapped the photograph at the Saluran 3 counting room in SK Serdang at approximately 7.32pm that night.

She expressed surprise that EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar, who disputed the authenticity of the photograph on Friday, did not appear to know the official clothing of his own officials.

“I ask that Wan Ahmad apologise to all Malaysians for making the mistake of issuing a statement without proper verification and for taking lightly an issue that the people have raised,” she was quoted saying by the daily.

According to Noor Hanim, during the blackout, her officer had to help provide torchlights to the entire counting room to ensure the process could be carried out smoothly.

She denied claims that there had been reporters at the scene, which the photograph allegedly showed, noting that the location only permitted the presence of EC officials, agents of the candidate and the police officers in charge.

Sinar Harian said it is believed that that particular polling station had four voting streams, and counting for the first, second and fourth streams had been completed earlier that same evening.

There were no other photographs snapped in these polling streams save for the one in stream three due to the delayed process of counting, which only ended at 8pm, the paper wrote.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/blackout-photo-taken-by-pas-agent-seri-serdang-rep-confirms/

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Free Malaysia Today

Blackout photo fake, says EC

May 24, 2013

EC deputy chairman says the blackout act was staged even before the election to spread it on the internet as a ploy to show that a blackout had purportedly occurred.

KUALA LUMPUR: Preliminary investigation by the Election Commission (EC) revealed that a photograph posted on the internet showing that a blackout purportedly occurred during vote-counting for the 13th general election (GE13) was an act recorded even before the GE13.

EC deputy chairman Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said this conclusion was arrived at after a thorough scrutiny by him together with his officers.

“They had staged the act even before the election to spread it on the internet as a ploy to show that a blackout had purportedly occurred, whereas it was a lie.

“The photograph showed that EC staff were purportedly counting the ballot papers and had to use a auxiliary lamps whereas the staff were not wearing the EC uniform,” he told Bernama when met recently.

He said the most obvious proof was when the photograph showed that there were many reporters and photographers present in the vote-counting area whereas no one was allowed into the area except for the EC staff and agents of the candidates.

“The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and work procedure shown on the photograph were totally incorrect…they have forgotten, (they) want to cheat but do not understand the work procedure and were immature.

“In fact the tray used for placing the ballot papers on were also not the EC trays, the material and size were different…(there were) many things in the photograph that did not follow EC SOP,” he said.

Wan Ahmad said so far there had been no police report lodged regarding the alleged ‘blackout’ which showed that it was clearly a slander and concocted story.

“If there had been a blackout, certainly the party agents would have lodged police reports. They represented the candidates, they were present at the counting venues. If there had been a blackout, they would have been the first to lodge police reports, but there were none,” he said.

Blackout photo fake, says EC | Free Malaysia Today

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Malaysiakini

EC: Photo of ‘blackout’ on polling day a lie

Preliminary investigation by the Election Commission (EC) revealed that a photograph posted on the internet showing that a blackout purportedly occurred during vote-counting for the 13th general election (GE13) was an act recorded even before the GE13.

EC deputy chairperson Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said this conclusion was arrived at after a thorough scrutiny by him together with his officers.

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