Mahathir again questions Pekan 'population boom'

Koh Jun Lin

Modified 28 Aug 2017, 3:11 am

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad has again questioned the sudden increase in the number of voters in Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s constituency in Pekan.

He claimed that Najib would have lost if the number of voters in Pekan had not been boosted by moving in voters from other places, and expressed concern that this may recur.

“The Pekan constituency had only 35,000 voters and Najib nearly lost (in the 1999 general election) if he didn’t brought in voters from other places.

“In the following years where there was an election, suddenly the number of voters increased from 35,000 to 80,000. Where did so many (voters) come from?” Mahathir said after attending a Bersatu Youth fundraising auction and dinner last night...

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