Monday, April 16, 2012

MCA's recruitment drive for phantom voters?


At about 3:30pm yesterday, we received a phone call from a resident in SS19 flats informing us that MCA was doing a road show there and that a counter had been set up for foreigners to apply for permanent residency and citizenship in Malaysia. I asked for documentation proof and the leaflet above was emailed to us. The last portion states the following:

"Applying for PR? Not Citizen of Malaysia? Come And Meet with Dato' Lee Chee Leong At SS19/1 on 15/04!!!"

This is indeed appalling based on the following reasons: 

(a) It has confirmed our suspicion all along that Barisan Nasional ("BN") was turning to foreigners for votes after losing support amongst Malaysians. BN had on 14 April 2012 launched their machinery gearing up for elections and the road show activities were targeted at fishing votes. Bersih 3.0 steering committee member and political scientist Wong Chin Huat has recently revealed how voters can be cloned and an example was given for the constituency of Subang Jaya. MCA must now explain why their road show in preparation for elections involved foreigners meeting the Deputy Home Minister for permanent residency and citizenship.

(b) Time and time again we see BN misusing the government machinery for campaign and political gains. This is another clear example of the Home Ministry campaigning hand in hand with MCA for an exercise as important as granting permanent residency and citizenship to foreigners.

(c) What is the Standard Operating Procedures for application of permanent residency and citizenship in Malaysia? Are the requirements for such an application compromised by simply meeting the Deputy Home Minister?

(d) There are many local Malaysian Indians who are still waiting for their citizenship so much so that the Prime Minister had set up a special task force to help the Indians resolve citizenship woes. However, instead of resolving this as a priority, BN Kelana Jaya embarks on an exercise to assist foreigners with citizenship.

(e) There are more pressing issues for the Deputy Home Minister to address in relation to security and safety but instead, he gave priority to meeting foreigners wanting permanent residency and citizenship in Subang Jaya.


At the press conference today with YB Saari Sungib (Hulu Kelang), YB Manoharan (Kota Alam Shah), DAP and PAS members of DUN Subang Jaya

MCA must explain this despicable act. In the face of such threat of phantom voters, the people of Subang Jaya must fiercely safeguard their rights to have a clean and fair election by volunteering to be a polling or counting agent this coming elections. Bersih 3.0 is no longer an option.

14 comments:

Acat said...

Would have thought some discretion would have been applied for such acts.

Anonymous said...

Acat - If there can outright rob us of millions in $$$$$$, this is a small thing no discretion needed. Trying to stay relevant when voted out by self appointing as 'co-ordinator'. Citizens of SJ/USJ do thr right thing in the coming GE.

Anonymous said...

What is wrong? If your husband/wife is not a citizen, can't he/she apply at least a PR status, and together build a happy family?

Anonymous said...

If it is for the actual reason for your spouse why not? But seems like a abuse now by MCA, there is a right channel to do unlike the event above. BN must be very desperate right now. This is so wrong on many levels. Thank u Hannah for highlighting this. Will share with others about this news.

Anonymous said...

sabah is worst

Anonymous said...

PR supporter obviously are stupid enough to believe thier stupid leader. Please explain how a pr holder can vote since the act clearly states that voting right is reserve for malaysian citizen.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha... this is good for those planning to have a foreigner as wife or husband.. Statistic on divorce cases will definitely increase.. China doll will be a hot cakes.. Wake up Malaysian.... Safe our home, Malaysia, tanah tumpahnya darahku.

Anonymous said...

get a mole to partake in this and reveal exactly what the plan is to enable them to become malaysians and smack them in the face with it...if it is not entirely illegal then there must be loophold they are exploiting...i have had enough of foreigners in this country taking advantage of amenities that is ours by right...
-kudos-
-from a junior-

Iceblender said...

They wouldn't have made it into the roll anyways unless GE is next year :-D

Anonymous said...

The word citizen is there morons and citizens can vote

Anonymous said...

The BN leaders are corrupted and a shameless lot!!!!

Anonymous said...

Re :Anonymous April 17, 2012 3:19 PM. Hello, one must differentiate between government & party,it's an abuse of power, understand?

Re: Anonymous April 19, 2012 12:06 AM. Hello, don't you know that are already tens of thousands of registered voters whose names do not appear in the National Registration Department.

Chris said...

Yes, just go to Goodyear Court 1 and you will see many Sabahans who speak Tagalog resettled there in recent times to prepare for the coming GE to vote for BN. They are given household allowances + other perks. BN flags are all over the place since beginning of May. Some of these units cramps about 20 to one unit,incl children, and they throw rubbish everywhere. Go figure.

Tan Hsien-hann said...

Hannah, a PR cannot vote as they have the right to stay in Malaysia indefinitely... these are done for foreigners who can contribute to Malaysia just like the Malaysia my 2nd home... I think you distorted facts about linking it to phantom or cloned voters. don't bullshit please.