After 47 years of independence, we cannot even carry out a glitch-free general election. It is truly a shame and after all the big talk from the EC chief, it is truly an anti-climax. He must resign.
I arrived at Sekolah Sri Aman in Petaling Jaya Utara at 8.30am. There were FRU personnel outside the school which I thought was quite unnecessary. By then, the queues were reaching to the school's gates.
There were those who had checked their voting streams at the MCA's pondok panas and proceeded directly to vote. However, they returned huffing and puffing because their names were not listed.
Others queued up at the canteen but the electricity apparently went off and EC computers stopped working. The classrooms, however had electricity. Many voters were forced to use their mobile phones and were helping each other via SMS-es.
Many who had seen the queues decided to turn back and not vote. Worse still, there were many who had waited two or more hours and yet could not find their names. This is very unfair and wrong. It is a crime to prevent Malaysian citizens from voting and the EC has done just that.
I also wonder if the BN would have won or had such a huge majority if the playing fields were level. No mass media propaganda, no EC meddling with the electoral lists and no phantom voters running around the country.
These questions will always be there and if Pak Lah would truly like to know how many in the country actually support the BN, perhaps he should encourage the EC to plan a truly free and fair election. Not one with questions, discrepancies and obvious bias.