Nik Aziz: Biometric system cannot resolve phantom voters issue
KUALA LUMPUR (July 26, 2011): PAS President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has responded negatively to the proposed introduction of the biometric voter verification system by the Election Commission (EC), contrary to the positive response from the party's spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat.
Abdul Hadi said he did not think that the system would be a solution to resolving the issue of alleged phantom voters.
Nik Aziz had reportedly welcomed the proposed system and said the party was prepared for an explanation from the EC on the matter.
Abdul Hadi, in a statement posted on the party's official portal, claimed that the system was open to manipulation by those operating it because only a small number of people had the expertise to handle it.
"PAS insists that the EC use indelible ink to mark a voter's finger just before voting to get rid of phantom voters and those who vote more than once in an election," he said.
He also said that the EC collaborate with the National Registration Department in the automatic registration of voters.
"It is strange that the EC says it can collaborate with the National Registration Department in handling the biometric system but cannot do so in the automatic registration of voters," he said.
EC Chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said yesterday the EC would implement the biometric system to overcome the issue of alleged phantom voters often raised by the opposition political parties just before every election.
Last Saturday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government was agreeable to providing an allocation to the EC to establish a biometric system to verify genuine voters in an election. – Bernama
I think that the title of the Bernama news is not quite right. Nik Aziz welcomed the proposed system but only Hadi Awang rejected it.
PAS President lacks the grey matter. If he has any grey matter, surely the states under PAS administration will not be worst under PAS.
Surely, the use of the biometric system is more up to date than putting indelible ink to mark a voter's finger which is used in 3rd world countries.
We are moving towards making this country a developed one and Hadi Awang wants this country to remain in its developing status and not move forward.
We can't rely on a leader which had not make any improvements in Terengganu after PAS took over several years ago.
The sentence of "Kita akan tubuhkan negara Islam selepas ayam berkokok" just remain words which had not been realised even after PAS administered Terengganu.
Action speaks louder than words...
So, someone who cannot keep their promises to the people, should not be trusted at all and should be rejected because they will say anything but will do nothing.
If only some experts have the expertise to run the system, the system will be safer from being conned by the opposition leaders who kept crying wolf about phantom voters but will keep quiet about it when they won.
Do not trust the opposition leaders who are actually trying to revive communism in this country. They should all be hauled to the court for that.