PKR polls: Saifuddin assures transparency, integrity in e-voting system


KUALA LUMPUR: PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail today gave assurance that the e-voting system adopted for the first time for the party polls this year will be implemented with highest level of transparency and integrity.

He said the e-voting system, which was developed by the party’s Central Election Committee (JPP) with the help from experts, had been tabled at all party levels and it assured that manipulation of data would not occur during the implementation.

“The JPP had worked so hard in developing the system and it has been approved at all party levels. We can assure that the system is transparent and will be implemented with integrity,” he told reporters after flagging off participants of SSM BizRun 2018 here today.

Saifuddin said candidates contesting in the polls or any PKR member who still have questions about the e-voting system were advised to seek clarifications directly from the JPP rather than questioning it outside the party.

“No need to question it outside, just use the proper party channel. The JPP is there and they will help explain to any member who wants more information about the system’s transparency and integrity,” he said.

Approximately 800,000 PKR members are eligible to vote in the party polls involving 218 divisions nationwide this year. A total of 3,000 party staff will be involved and 600 e-voting devices will be mobilised to ensure smooth running of the polling process.

The polling is set for Sept 14 in Kelantan and Terengganu; Sept 15 in Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Pahang; Sept 17 in Kuala Lumpur; Sept 22 in Penang and Kedah; Sept 23 in Selangor; Sept 29 in Johor; Sept 30 in Perak and Perlis; Oct 6 in Sarawak and Oct 13 in Sabah. - Bernama © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd