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KLANG: Chaos ruled the day at the Kapar, Klang and Kuala Langat Parti Keadilan Rakyat divisional elections with punches and chairs thrown and at a venue, ballot papers tossed out.
This forced the elections to be postponed, leaving thousands of members frustrated, with some vowing never to vote again.
About 3,000 members from a membership of about 6,000 turned up to vote at the Pandamaran hall from 9am.
Balloting was supposed to start at 10am but started only after 11am as the ballot papers did not arrive on time.
Later, a party worker in charge of overseeing the elections was accused of stuffing ballot papers into the box.
Officials then ran out of ballot papers for the divisional chief contest.
With five people vying for the post, the situation turned chaotic when photocopies of ballot papers were issued without serial numbers.
With protests from the various factions, one group locked the hall doors and later took out all ballot boxes about 3pm.
In the rain outside, the group tore up the boxes and threw ballot papers on the road. The elections were then postponed.
It was a similar situation in Kapar, when accusations surfaced that non-members had voted and that some were also seen putting in more than one ballot paper.
There were some missing names in the members' list and candidate names missing on ballot papers.
Supporters of the six people vying for the divisional chief post started punching one another.
About 1pm, the election was called off and a group went up to the stage and gathered all the ballot boxes and tore them up.
Kapar member of parliament S. Manikavasagam said there were about 5,600 members in Kapar and some 3,000 members turned up.
"We were ill-equipped to handle the number of people," said Manikavasagam, who is vying for the division deputy chief post.
He said the non-members provoked the people there by taunting them and believed it was a sabotage attempt by certain quarters.
"We need to tighten up security and ensure only members are allowed into the hall."
It was a similar situation in Kuala Langat, when a fight broke and chairs were allegedly thrown in the hall, resulting in the elections being postponed.
There was also a fight at the Subang division and the elections had to be called off, only to be reconvened later.
Several police reports were lodged in Kapar and Kuala Langat over the fights
Mesyuarat cabang PKR kecoh
Oleh TARMIZI ABDUL RAHIM
KUALA LUMPUR 26 Sept. - Kekecohan yang berlaku semasa Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan Cabang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) di seluruh negara didakwa berpunca daripada calon-calon mendapat 'restu' penasihatnya, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dan pencabar jawatan Timbalan Presiden, Azmin Ali tidak dipilih oleh ahli.
Bekas Setiausaha Sulit Kanan Anwar, Anuar Shaari berkata, ia jelas membuktikan bahawa parti itu langsung tidak bertunjangkan kepada kepentingan ahli akar umbi tetapi sebaliknya berpaksikan kepada agenda peribadi pemimpin tertentu sahaja.
Sambil menyatakan keadaan itu amat serius, Anuar mendakwa ia berpunca kerana langsung tiadanya unsur ketelusan dan keadilan dengan kuasa dipusatkan sepenuhnya kepada Anwar dan Azmin semata-mata.
"Segala-galanya perlu selari dengan hasrat Anwar dan Azmin, sekiranya calon-calon yang ditaja mereka tidak beroleh kemenangan seperti dirancang, pasti akan ada tangan-tangan ghaib menggagalkan perjalanan mesyuarat termasuk mencetuskan kekacauan.
"Ia juga bukti bahawa PKR bukannya parti yang menjaga kepentingan ahli akar umbi, hasrat mereka langsung tidak diendahkan kerana apa yang paling utama adalah agenda Anwar dan Azmin tercapai," dakwa beliau.
Annuar berkata demikian kepada Utusan Malaysia ketika diminta mengulas mengenai kekecohan dan kekalutan yang berlaku sepanjang perjalanan Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan Cabang PKR.
Menurut sebuah portal berita dalam talian, FreeMalaysiaToday (FMT), antara kekecohannya seperti apa yang berlaku dalam mesyuarat di Subang yang terpaksa ditangguhkan disebabkan masalah teknikal pada kertas undi.
Kata FMT, masalah itu berlaku ekoran terdapat kesilapan nama-nama calon yang bertanding hari ini yang memaksa pengundian ditangguhkan ke tarikh yang akan ditetapkan kemudian.
Namun cabang berkenaan telah memutuskan pencalonan bagi peringkat pusat iaitu Datin Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail sebagai Presiden dan Datuk Zaid Ibrahim sebagai Timbalan Presiden.
Sementara itu, tambah FMT, di Cabang Kapar, Selangor, mesyuarat terpaksa ditangguhkan apabila berlaku provokasi antara penyokong calon yang bertindak di luar kawalan termasuk mengoyak kertas undi sehingga memaksa pegawai Jawatankuasa Pemilihan Pusat (JPP) membatalkan proses pengundian yang sudah pun bermula sejak pagi.
Selain itu, kata FMT, Cabang Klang dan Petaling Jaya Selatan turut ditangguhkan ekoran daripada kekecohan yang berlaku setelah difahamkan 'orang-orang Zaid' sedang mendahului calon tajaan Anwar dan Azmin.
"Pergaduhan besar berlaku di Cabang Klang apabila gengster masuk campur. Kotak-kotak undi dan kerusi dibaling. Cabang Kapar, enam kumpulan bertembung sesama sendiri. Keadaan sama juga berlaku di Cabang Kota Raja," kata sumber.
Kata FMT, dalam mesyuarat hari ini juga menyaksikan kubu-kubu kuat Azmin rebah kepada Zaid apabila penyandang Cabang Petaling Jaya Utara (Selangor), Elizabeth Wong dan Datuk Kamarul Bahrin Abbas di Teluk Kemang (Negeri Sembilan) tewas kepada pencabar masing-masing.
Keputusan itu bagaimanapun difahamkan mendapat bantahan dan tentangan kuat daripada pasukan Azmin, dakwa FMT.
Di Sabah, kata FMT, kekecohan turut berlaku di Cabang Pesiangan, Sabah apabila seorang calon yang diisytiharkan sebagai muflis bertegas ingin mengekalkan jawatannya.
Kata FMT, keadaan di Cabang Batu Sapi, Sabah juga panas apabila berlaku kekecohan pertandingan bagi jawatan ketua cabang berkenaan.
Difahamkan ia berpunca daripada resit bayaran pencalonan lewat dikeluarkan iaitu kira-kira pukul 10 pagi, sedangkan mesyuarat agung hampir bermula.
Menurut sumber FMT, ia tidak menolak kemungkinan berlakunya unsur sabotaj berikutan kelewatan buku daftar yang sepatutnya dibekalkan oleh PKR pusat kepada cabang.
Ballot boxes taken to PKR HQ for counting
By JOSHUA FOONG firstname.lastname@example.org
PETALING JAYA: The PKR headquarters in Merchant Square here was a hive of activity as ballot boxes were being brought in from the Kota Raja division.
A total of 20 ballot boxes were brought in following a commotion at the tallying centre at Dewan Bukit Naga, Shah Alam yesterday.
Counting started at about 1.50am this morning.
Central election committee member Abd Malek Hussin told reporters that it had taken over the counting of votes for the Kota Raja division.
Counting was to be headed by PKR deputy secretary-general Sharifah Shahidah.
He declined to comment on the Subang division situation, adding that the committee was solving complications plaguing the various divisions “one-by-one”.
Earlier, supporters of Kota Raja incumbent chief Dr Xavier Jayakumar and one of his opponents, businessman Kotappan Suppiah, gathered outside the headquarters.
Dr Xavier was also seen there last night and told his supporters that they were “not required to stay”.
However, most stayed until early this morning.
Kota Raja PKR Youth secretary Sangetha Jayakumar claimed that the boxes were immediately secured by the secretariat and brought to the headquarters following a commotion that erupted after Kotappan voiced his dissatisfaction when the voting papers were being sorted out.
DAP will not compromise on hudud issue, says Karpal
GEORGE TOWN: DAP will not depart from its stand that Malaysia should not be an Islamic country.
DAP chairman Karpal Singh said PAS should not infringe the ruling by the five-men bench Supreme Court ruling in 1988, which decreed that the country is governed by secular laws.
“This ruling is not overturned and therefore the decision still stands.
“PAS has to accept the Supreme Court’s pronunciation,” he told a press conference at the Air Itam market yesterday.
He was commenting on PAS Youth chief Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi’s statement that it would continue to push for the implementation of Islamic laws in Malaysia despite fierce objection from the DAP.
Karpal Singh, who is also Bukit Gelugor MP, said the party would not compromise on its principles to appease its political partners.
He said DAP was not anti-Malay or anti-Islam but “what we want in absolute terms is what the Constitution provides for and for what the Supreme Court has decreed”.
“Syariah laws means hudud laws and hudud laws are inappropriate for a multi-cultural and multi-racial country like Malaysia.”
On the allegation made by Umno Youth that the state government was using the Penang Turf Club’s contribution to fund its hardcore poor eradication programme, Karpal Singh said Umno should not exploit the issue.
“The income of the country or at least part of it is from gambling.
“If Umno is right, then all governments (state and Federal) should be condemned as the gambling permits are also issued by the Federal Government,” he said.