Wednesday, April 27, 2016

#PRNSarawak : 'Dirty tactics' being used in campaign, claims SUPP

Just three days into the official campaign period for the Sarawak state elections, the situation is already getting very tense, with accusations of impropriety being hurled.

The Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) said it has uncovered attempts by certain quarters to smear its image and cheat voters in the hot seat of Senadin in Miri City.

SUPP's candidate Datuk Lee Kim Shin (pic) claimed certain people were distributing RM200 each to voters and saying that the money was from SUPP.

He said these unscrupulous people were claiming to be Senadin SUPP agents, and were allowed to collect voters' MyKads to vote on their behalf.

Lee said he had alerted the police on the matter.

"These groups of unscrupulous people are asking voters to hand over their MyKads … and need not go to the polling stations on May 7.

"SUPP wants to make it very clear that this is a scam. We have not appointed any agents to collect MyKads from voters. It is illegal to collect and keep the MyKad of another.

"SUPP does not give money to solicit votes.

"Do not give your MyKad to anyone. No one can vote on your behalf. A voter must go personally to cast his or her vote," Lee warned voters.

"We hope the police will investigate this immediately," he said.

Lee is the incumbent Senadin assemblyman and has held the seat for four terms.

He is facing DAP candidate Dr Bob Baru and Independent Philemon John Edan.

Philemon is from the Parti Bangsa Dayak Sarawak Baru, which was formed by leaders from the de-registered Parti Bangsa Dayak Sarawak.

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