Seeing that the hope of a genuine democracy in Malaysia was shattered by corruption, Hong Kong netizens feel deeply pessimistic about the future general election, as election of the city is also fraud-stricken.
Malaysian electoral fraud was carried out under intentional power outage
According to the Facebook Page of Apple Daily,
Einex Rane: Apple Apple, I’m a Malaysian citizen. I want you to help with this matter!
Today May 5th was the Election Day. Barisan National (BN) has completely controlled the media. Even the military and police have been bribed. It can be said that my country is hopeless. On the Press Freedom Day, many radio hosts wore black shirts to protest. However, they all received disciplinary punishment. Now, in Penang State, where I live, the Opposition has won already. However, in other states, some ministers or important officials used dirty tricks in their districts: motherf**king Minister of Health, Liow Tiong Lai, lost to his opponent, Wong Tack (He’s from Democratic Action Party (DAP). We call the party “Rocket”.), who had won with more than a thousand votes. Suddenly, there was a damning power outage, changing the voting result unexpectedly – Liow won with more than 300 votes.
The Facebook page of the Malaysian internet community JBTALKS posted a photo of the voting result of Baling in which the number of votes is more than that of voters.
Number of voters: 65224
Number of votes for Democratic Action Party: 38,319
Number of votes for Barisan National: 43,503
Hong Kong netizens’ reaction
Radio host 潘小濤: Remember: Today Malaysia; Tomorrow Hong Kong!
Methods of electoral fraud in Malaysia election: dividing voting districts, vote-planting, ghost voters, power outage, claming others’ votes, adding ballot boxes suddenly, transporting migrant voters from Bangladesh etc.
One day, even if there were general election, they would use these dirty tricks to defeat us!
Migrant voters; Ghost ballot boxes; Adding votes during power outage
TODAY MALAYSIA; TOMORROW HONG KONG
Wong: Actually, in Hong Kong, there are voters who live in Mainland China and are sent to polling stations by tour buses; ghost voters…. If you are still indifferent to unfairness of election, counting votes in blackouts will eventually happen in Hong Kong.
Wong: Dose it sound familiar to you? In every election, buses after buses of senior citizens who have no self-will, Chinese colonists, and Hongkongers who live in China and are controlled by the Chinese government are sent to polling stations….
If the general election isn’t independent from China, it will absolutely not be a fair election. Before fighting for the general election, please fight to remove the dirty Chinese hands from Hong Kong first.
Leu: Watching Malaysia election as an outsider, I think the most important revelation is that general election hold by dictators has no moral bottom line. Today Malaysia is tomorrow Hong Kong. It doesn’t matter if the so-called general election of 2017 and 2020 has pre-election mechanism. Even if a pan-democrat could participate the Chief Executive election, would it make any difference? Tricks like “power outage and ghost votes” can be used; Bribing staffs is even easier. Even if all the Hong Kong people voted for Audrey Eu, Starry Lee would still be the Chief Executive in the end. You can do nothing about it.
2013 May 7th Sharp Daily,
Malaysia Reminded Us of Hong Kong District Council Election
Malaysian ruling party Barisan National won the election; the losing Democratic Action Party refuses to concede, accusing that there was electoral fraud such as the ruling party hired cars and planes to send “ghost voters” to polling stations. We can’t help thinking of the 2011 Hong Kong District Council election. At that time, the media revealed many cases of pro-Beijing camp’s vote-rigging: Many addresses of “vote planting” belong to CCPCC members. For instance, Maoming CPPCC member Liang Ping’s address was revealed to have 13 voters with 7 surnames; there were tour buses sending elderly voters from Mainland China to Hong Kong polling stations; CPPCC’s organisations hold meetings in Hong Kong to mobilise its members to vote for pro-Beijing camp. Officials from the Liasion Office also joined the meetings; the Liaison Office “planted” its former official to join the District Council election.
After the District Council election, ICAC investigated that there was no CPPCC member involved in the vote rigging scandal. Tong Hin-ming was the ICAC chief at that time. Recently, he has been revealed that he had many banquets with a lot of Liaison Office officials.
The Chief Executive set up a review committee instead of an investigation committee. The reason is that an investigation committee has the power to summon witnesses: If the committee summoned officials of the Liaison Office, would it dare to investigate them?