Jokowi team cites electoral fraud at overseas polling stations

Jokowi team cites electoral fraud at overseas polling stations

TKN's Director of Law and Advocacy Ade Irfan Pulungan visited the Bawaslu Headquarters, Monday evening, April 15, 2019, for reporting the findings. (ANTARA)

"Most of the information we have obtained is from Indonesian nationals living abroad. Various types of frauds and violations have apparently been committed, particularly in Sydney," he said.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Joko Widodo (Jokowi)-Ma'ruf Amin National Campaign Team (TKN) approached the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) to report alleged frauds and violations during overseas election in seven countries on Apr 8-14 before Apr 17 national polling day.

TKN's Director of Law and Advocacy Ade Irfan Pulungan visited the Bawaslu Headquarters, Monday evening, for reporting the findings.

The filing of reports was done on the basis of information circulating on social media, WhatsApp groups, and official complaints filed by command posts in overseas polling stations, he revealed.

"The information we have received is largely from the Indonesian diaspora overseas. Different forms of frauds and violations were apparently committed, particularly in Sydney," he remarked.

Pulungan admitted to receipt of reports indicating violations from Brisbane, Australia, and the districts of Wan Chai and Yuen Long in Hong Kong, where several Indonesian citizens were unable to cast their ballot in spite of queuing up for long hours, as the election officers at the locations remarked that the time was up.

"In reality, we came across several related issues in the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and Bangladesh. Though there are six or seven nations, the most apparent cases were in Sydney, Australia," he pointed out.

Pulungan has called on Bawaslu to conduct investigation into alleged frauds and violations.
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