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Statement by Ngeh Koo Ham during the lauching of mobile TV in Simpang, Bukit Gantang on Sunday, 5th April 2009:

EC, do not practice double standard

I urge Election Commission (EC) not to practice double standard. They should pull down UMNO’s flags and Zambry’s posters/photos.

EC has instructed its workers to take down DAP’s flags in Kuala Sepetang. When I asked the EC Chairman of Perak Tuan Haji Ahmad Adli bin Abdullah, he said that it was the direction of Legal Advisor of SPR from Putrajaya. I then contacted the SPR legal adviser and she gave the reason that DAP is not contesting in the by-election.

In that case, I urge EC to pull down UMNO’s flags as well, as UMNO and Barisan Nasional are separate entity in law and UMNO is also not contesting in the by-election.UMNO flags can be seen everywhere in the Bukit Gantang constituency.

EC informed me that they do not even allow the photo/poster of Dato Zambry bin Abdul Kadir to be put up as he is not a candidate nor the supreme leader of UMNO.But I see Dato’ Zambry ‘s posters everywhere in the Bukit Gantang constituency.Where is the consistency of EC?

I urge EC stop practising double standard, they should conduct a clean, free and fair election instead of acting like an agent of UMNO and Barisan Nasional.

* Ngeh Koo Ham, DAP Perak Chairman & MP for Beruas



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