DKPP swiftly launches investigation into ballot rigging in Malaysia

DKPP swiftly launches investigation into ballot rigging in Malaysia

Member of the Election Organizer Honorary Council (DKPP) Alfitra Salam. (ANTARA/Sugiharto Purnama)

"The DKPP will undoubtedly follow up on the dismissal of the two PPLN members."
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Election Organizer Honorary Council (DKPP) has acted fast to try cases of violation of the election code of ethics regarding ballots cast in Selangor, Malaysia before the voting was officially started for overseas voters in the country.

"Currently, just one (report of violation) has come from Malaysia, and we will instantly go ahead with a judicial process," the council's member Alfitra Salam remarked here on Saturday.

Salam elaborated that the report pertained to the General Election Commission temporarily dismissing two members of the Overseas Election Organizers (PPLN) based on follow-up recommendations from the Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu).

"The DKPP will undoubtedly follow up on the dismissal of the two PPLN members," he stated.

The commission had earlier temporarily dismissed two members of the Overseas Election Organizers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in accordance with Bawaslu's recommendations.

The two PPLN members are identified as Krishna KU Hanna and Djadjuk Nashir.

Hanna is the Indonesian deputy ambassador to Malaysia, additionally serving as a PPLN member, while Djadjuk Nashir was in charge of postal voting in Kuala Lumpur.

The marked ballot papers found in Selangor were allegedly those whose collection was done via the postal method.

"The complainant must proof whether a violation had occurred," Salam stated.

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