1 December 2017
Man arrested for selling forms offering MyKad in exchange for BN votes
A MAN has been arrested for selling application forms offering the issuance of MyKad in exchange for support for Barisan Nasional in the 14th general election.
Sabah police commissioner Ramli Din confirmed that the man, identified as “Panglima” from Simunul, Semporna, was detained by the Immigration Department.
A private message obtained by The Malaysian Insight between an Eastern Sabah Security Command officer and a civilian, sent last Saturday, revealed that the forms were being sold for RM54 each.
The officer said those who bought the forms were from Kalabakan, and that the man selling them was an Umno member.
The officer said the man was arrested in Kuantan, Pahang.
Kota Kinabalu: Pakatan NGO Pro BN Chairman Datuk Zulkarnain Mahdar called for thorough investigations against an opposition party leader who allegedly accused the government of offering MyKads to foreigners in return for their votes.
Zulkarnain, who is also Gerakan Akar Umbi Umno Malaysia (Gaum) Chairman, said the malicious allegation pose a negative perspective among the people towards the Barisan Nasional Government.
He said they are upset by the actions of the opposition leaders who use various ways to defy the government ahead of the coming 14th General Election.
“We are very disappointed with the false accusations thrown against Barisan Nasional with the aim of confusing the people,” he said after lodging a police report at the Karamunsing Police Station here, Tuesday.
In his report, he named DAP Teratai Assemblyman Tiew Way Keng who allegedly uploaded a fake MyKad application for foreigners on his Facebook page on Dec 26 last year.
Zulkarnain said the form with what appeared to be the Malaysian Coat of Arms and the National Registration Department logo has given rise to a negative perception towards the government.
He said action should be taken against the elected representative who spread false information, adding that the National Registration Department has issued a statement confirming that the uploaded form was fake.
‘MyKad for votes’ – Rosmah’s aide demands apology from DAP rep
Rizal Mansor, the special aide to the prime minister’s wife Rosmah Mansor, has demanded an apology from a DAP assemblyperson over an allegation of BN “buying votes” by giving out identification cards and citizenships.
The accusation was made by Teratai state assemblyperson Tiew Way Keng on Facebook, which was accompanied by a viral image of a MyKad application form and a pledge that the applications would be rejected if the person does not vote for BN,
The National Registration Department (NRD) has confirmed that the image is fake.
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