Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Campaign Team (BPN) of Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno will once again report its findings on alleged election fraud to the Elections Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) on Friday.

"There are five alleged cases of election fraud to be reported by BPN's advocacy and legal directorate to Bawaslu," Ferry Juliantono, the team's spokesman, told the press on Thursday.

The reports are related to the use of state resources and money for election purposes, violation of civil servants' neutrality during the 2019 legislative and presidential elections, and cheating concerning C1 form usage for the victory of incumbent Joko Widodo and his running mate, Ma'ruf Amin, among others, he said.

Vasco Ruseimy, another spokesman of BPN, said fraud or cheating occurred not only during the day of polling, but before and after the voting day, and was going on until now.

The alleged fraud is structured, systematic and massive, viewed from various sides, he noted.

Meanwhile, presidential candidate Subianto has reiterated his call for conducting an immediate forensic audit of the General Elections Commission's (KPU) Information Technology due to so many inconsistencies in the vote data entry published in the commission's vote-count information system (Situng).

He claimed that the inconsistencies in the vote data entry in the KPU's Situng were caused by "human order" instead of "human error".

Subianto was quoted in a press statement that ANTARA received on Tuesday morning as particularly highlighting the seemingly structural, systematic, and massive fraud in the 2019 general elections during a press conference with the foreign media held at his residence on Kertanegara Street no. 4, Selong, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, on Monday afternoon.

"We have been involved in a very arduous and strenuous extensive political campaign and elections, and after the elections, we have tried to engage the foreign press and community to give our side of the story," he said in his opening remarks at the meeting.

"In essence, we are trying to explain to the world and to Indonesia, of course, that what we experienced this time during this election is basically a blatant and flagrant violation of the basic norms of democracy," Subianto said.

This founder of the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party further said that people could identify the breadth of the election fraud through the "blatant" abuse of power on the police and other government institutions such as intelligence bodies.

"All these are well known, of course. They always tell us, 'give us proof' [yet] they are the law enforcement agencies. We do have a lot of proof and reports. The violation of voting sheets, voting papers, which have been punched before the election. In some cases [they were] discovered in Malaysia," he said.

Subianto stressed that he regretted seeing election fraud in Indonesia, especially since this world's third most populous democracy had fought for and chosen democracy in 1998.

Translator: Syaiful Hakim, Fardah
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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