Lies, damned lies and statistics

COMMENT We must thank Mark Twain for his foresight. After my article on May 9 in Malaysiakini on the distorted voting system in Malaysia, I received numerous feedback but two main questions debated were:

1) Why did I not exclude the 800,000 MKkad holders in Sabah in my analysis; and

2) Many believe that if I had factored in this "questionable votes" in my estimates, the outcome of the GE13 would have been different.

Firstly, I would like to say that my analysis and the resultant hypotheses are based on the information from the public domain. I did not "audit" the SPR's results according to generally accepted auditing standards in Malaysia, as I certainly do not have the access, means and resources to do so...