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House set to investigate allegations of voter list fraud

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 13 2009   /  02:22 pm

The House of Representatives looks set to follow through with a proposal lodged by nearly 40 legislators to launch a political investigation into the fiasco surrounding the voter list and the millions of unregistered voters denied a ballot during the legislative election, which they claim is a serious breach of human rights. Hasto Kristianto, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) member representing the legislators forwarding the inquiry, said the allegations of fraud involving the voter list was a major electoral crime. He claimed millions of registered voters across nine provinces had actually passed away or moved to other areas, while millions of potential voters were left unregistered, essentially denying them their right to vote. "I think we all agree that simply downgrading the seriousness of this voter list fraud to a mere technical, administrative error wi...