8.00 pm (malaysian time) Dato Hashim Subuh (Umno Kangar) defended the two women suspected to be phantom voters, currently held at the Ijok police station.
He said they were “tukang masak” (cooks) and have been in Ijok throughout the campaign period, which started on April 19.
However, according to Keadilan’s Shamsul Iskandar, when he asked the women when they arrived in Ijok, they replied “this morning”.
6.45pm (malaysian time) About 15 Opposition supporters, including Mohd Ezam and Shamsul Iskandar and DAP’s Ronnie Liu may be arrested by the police for allegedly stopping the busses believed to be carrying phantom voters. However, they are unsure if they will be detained as suspects or asked to be witnesses.
According to lawyer Latheefa Koya, the 15 are now at the Ijok police station. Their identity cards are being held by the police while they have been asked to fill in police reports.
5.00pm (Bkk time) I could have updated this earlier but the wordpress server was down for quite sometime. You cannot imagine how frustrated I was.
At 3.30pm (malaysian time), Keadilan managed to “catch” two women believed to be phantom voters in Bukit Badong. They were brought to the Ijok police station and held for questioning. They were found to be using the identity cards of dead persons.
At about 4.45 pm 3 FRU trucks came to disperse the crowd gathering outside the police station in Ijok. Most of them were Keadilan supporters.
At 5 pm UMNO’s Khairy Jamaluddin arrived at the police station and told reporters that the two buses were “violently attacked”.
When asked “how?”, he couldn’t describe the situation.
However, a Barisan Nasional supporter said that stones were thrown at the bus.
The bus is believed to be from Perlis.
At 5.10 pm Keadilan’s Tian Chua and Wan Azizah arrived on the scene.
Tian said the bus was supposedly carrying BN supporters. However, he said no vehicles were supposed to be used for voters.
The FRU personnel tried to chase the crowd away. who were like 200 km away from the police station.
It was learnt that when KJ spoke to reporters, the police did not interrupt. However, when Azizah did so, the police sounded the loud siren, interrupting the situation.
The police even sked the reporters to go home.
Up till now, Keadilan Mohd Ezam and Shamsul Iskandar are still in the police station trying to resolve the problem.
Police was said to be planning to let the suspects go as they do not want to create problems.
KJ said he will be around until they (suspected phantom voters) leave the premises.
As at writing time, several voters complained they have not got their balloting papers.
Earlier, I received reports that Keadilan managed to track two busses PGF 7000 and PFX 7000, believed to be carrying phantom voters.
BN also has its share of complaints.
According to the STAR:
Speaking at a press conference here later, Najib said the incident occurred as he was heading to the Jaya Setia polling station at about 11am as part of his visit to all the polling stations.
As the Barisan Nasional booth was located beside the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) booth, the motorcade had to pass the latter to get through.
A group of about 50 opposition supporters moved in front of the vehicle Najib was travelling in and blocked his way.
“We then turned to move around them through a lane nearby but they blocked that path too,” he said.
After about five minutes the police arrived at the scene and they too were aggressively shoved aside as they tried to get near the deputy prime minister’s car.
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