Wednesday, March 20

No re-election for PKR Julau branch, says JPP chairman


Datuk Rashid Din

KUCHING: The Central Election Committee (JPP) of Parti Keadilan Rakyat which met on November 12, 2018 decided that the election in Julau branch would not be held again.

Chairman of JPP, Datuk Rashid Din said the decision was made after hearing the explanation from the Operation Unit and the IT & System Unit and taking into account the Technical Report from the developer of the e-voting system.

“Election for Julau Branch, Sarawak will not be held again. This decision is based on a vote count analysis that proved that all data is secured and has been successfully uploaded to the cloud server even though e-voting applications on six of the tablets were wiped out by Prey Anti-Theft software,” Rashid said in a statement today.

Rashid stressed that the details of the votes casted and the technical analysis also indicated that no votes were missing and the results of the voting are valid.

“Therefore, the results of the polls for Julau Branch, Sarawak will be uploaded in the official portal of the Party Election very soon,” he stressed.

Apart from deliberating on Julau, JPP meeting also deliberated on the results of re-election held in Tawau and Pensiangan Branches, Sabah and satisfied that the votes are valid.

“A check found that some of the tablets were not updated to the latest version of the e-voting application, ver8.0 (34) and because of that the result for re-election held on November 11 mixed up with the result on November 4 and 5,” he said.

In noting that the data is not corrupt and can be sorted out between the old and new votes, Rashid sais it will be uploaded to

On ‘undi ragu’ (doubtful votes), Rashid said the JPP has received substantial amount of Form 11 (for doubtful voters) with majority of the nominees are not listed as a member of the party and automatically is not eligible to vote.

“The JPP concluded that it will only conduct the Form 11 verification process for election at branch leadership positions that ended up with a draw or narrow majority. JPP will only invite the candidates directly involve to witness this process,” he concluded.