|Harakahdaily,||17 January 2013|
Asked whether EC and NRD had cooperated to increase the number of voters in Sabah, Nasir agreed. “We gather them in a house”
In his testimony, another former NRD director Ramli Kamaruddin accused the late Megat Junid Megat Ayob, who was deputy Home Minister, as the person who instructed him to issue NRD receipts enabling illegal immigrants in Sabah to vote in the 1994 state election.
“We teach them how to vote. We gather them in a house. We send them by bus to the polling stations. Then we send them back and we collect the receipts. The receipts are just for voting. We did not give them identity cards,” he said, adding that the illegal immigrants were paid RM20.
Prime minister Najib Razak formed the RCI last year following intense pressure to investigate cases of immigrants being converted to Malaysian citizens without normal procedures. Former PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pic) has often been accused as the mastermind behind the so-called “Project IC” in Sabah, under which citizenship was given in return for votes for BN.
Meanwhile, Beaufort member of parliament Lajim Ukin, who quit Barisan Nasional last year, praised the courage shown by former NRD officers to testify in the RCI.
“I hope all those who are involved must come forward to expose more if they have evidences of wrongdoings as this matter is very important for the security of the people and the state,” he told Harakahdaily.