KUALA LUMPUR – May 18, 2017: PAS Kelantan has accused the Barisan Nasional of transferring thousands of its supporters to vote in several marginal constituencies across the state.
According to state executive councillor Datuk Dr. Mohamed Fadzli Hassanan, the move is part of BN’s effort to capture the state in the next general election.
“Around 700 new voters were moved into my constituency. We did some background check on them and they all turned out to be staunch supporters of BN,” said the Temangan assemblyman.
Speaking at a press conference at the party’s headquarters here today, Fadzli claimed that some constituencies in Kelantan such as Bukit Panau had up to 1,000 new voters identified to be BN supporters.
“These voters were moved from PAS strongholds as BN is purposely trying to dilute our influence in Kelantan’s marginal constituencies.
“Thus I would like to ask all PAS assemblymen and members of parliament to properly check their constituencies for any irregularities,” said Fadzli.
He also demanded that the Election Commission stop what he described as the BN’s shenanigans.
“I also call on Kelantan BN to fight us democratically and professionally. Be a gentleman,” he remarked.
In the last general election in 2013, BN won 12 state and five parliamentary seats in Kelantan while PAS won 32 and nine respectively.
The Mole’s repeated attempts to get a response from Kelantan BN were unsuccessful.