Eight-fold increase in new voters raises suspicion

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The registration of new voters was eight times higher than normal during the third quarter of 2016, prompting Shah Alam MP Khalid Abdul Samad to raise suspicions on the exercise.

Following this, the figure was five times the usual amount for the fourth quarter of last year, and the first quarter of this year, Khalid said.

He said that the registration of new voters had been steady at around 70,000 per quarter since 2013.

"This raises many questions, and we want to discuss this with the Election Commission (EC) chairperson," he told a press conference today...

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