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Selangor recorded the highest number o new vot-ers registered between 2008 and the third quarter o 2011, raising concern o electoral raud in the upcoming general election.“Te normal increase o new voters is usually between 4,000 to5,000. However most constituencies in Selangor recorded an increaseo over 10,000 new voters,” said Seri Andalas assemblyperson Dr Xavier Jayakumar on uesdaySubang has 27,765 new voters while its neighbouring parliamen-tary seat Kelana Jaya recorded a 13,714 increase.“We’ve our suspicions about the increase. We looked into it andound 100 voters registered under the same house address,” he said.Subsequently they ound 300 other houses with 100 new votersregistered or each.New voters have also been ound registered with “Green” MyKads with expiration dates printed on them.“We’ve seen it used by voters beore in Sarawak and we ear it maybe used here in the upcoming general election, too,” he said. Joining him was Meru assemblyperson Dr Abdul Rani Osman, who urged the Election Commission to investigate these discrepancies.
Concern over inux of new voters
Gan Pei Ling
Angry residents, ed up withooding and cracked walls, yesterdayheld a protest against developer WCBhd in Bandar Bukit inggi 2.Tey claim that dozens o homes werebuilt too close to Sungai Aur, resulting in cracked oors and walls due to soilmovements.“Te riverbanks are eroding. Tereshould have been a 50-metre buer zonebetween the houses and the river, thedeveloper must take responsibility,” saidBukit inggi 2 Residents’ ActionCommittee secretary Ravi Rajoo.Ravi was among 60 residents whogathered in ront o the guardhouse in Jalan Batu Nilam 22 to stage the protest.Tey held banners and placards accusing the developer o cheating them.Homemaker Ng Lay Ming showedthe media the sinking ground behind herhome located right beside Sungai Aurand a broken wall aer the protest.She said the tiled oor behind herkitchen had cracked two years ago, andher amily had to ork out their ownmoney to x it.“I’ve also had snakes coming into myhouse (rom the riverbank bushes) andending up in my washing machine,” saidthe resident, who moved in our years.Councillor Yew Boon Lye said 72semi-detachedunits and 97 doublestorey houses werebuilt along theriver.“Among these,30 homes havetheir back directly
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acing the river,” he noted.He said the project was approved in2001, and according to Department o Irrigation and Drainage guidelines,there should have been at least a40-metre buer zone considering the width o the river.“I’m still investigating the matter with the local council and DID to ndout why the developer was allow tobuild the homes so near to the river,”said Yew.Meanwhile, the residents want WC and the Klang MunicipalCouncil to solve the ood problem thathas plagued them or the past ew years.Ravi also urged the developer toreplace the temporary incompletedivider in Jalan 21/H, which has beenblamed or causing accidents, with a permanent one.“Last month, a woman washospitalised aer suering chest andhead injuries in an accident,” he said.He added that minor accidentsoccur weekly and called or trafc lightsto be installed at the junction.
Yew (secondfrom left) andresidentslooking at theground that issinking belowNg’s home.Ravi says theriverbanksare eroding.