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KPU, Bawaslu investigate alleged rigging in Selangor

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, April 13, 2019   /  09:51 am
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Inspection: General Elections Commission (KPU) official Hasyim Asy’ari (right), Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) official Ratna Dewi Pettalolo (center) and Overseas Election Committee (PPLN) official Yusron B Ambary (left) inspect a warehouse filled with ballots for next week’s elections at the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.(Antara/Agus Setiawan)

Election organizers sent on Friday a joint team to Selangor, Malaysia, to investigate reports of thousands of marked overseas ballots. The team flew to Kuala Lumpur only hours after Yaza Azzahra Ulyana, the head of the Kuala Lumpur Elections Supervisory Agency (Panwaslu Kuala Lumpur), lodged a formal report about the finding of the alleged marked ballots in favor of incumbent ticket President Joko “Jokowi “ Widodo and two candidates from the NasDem Party. The committee made the report after verifying a video of people raiding an empty store and unpacking several bags containing the marked ballots. The team, consisting of members of the General Elections Commission (KPU) and the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu), directly visited the locations where the precast ballots were allegedly found — an empty store in Taman Universiti Sungai Tangkas Bangi and a hous...