Media Statement by Ngeh Koo Ham in Ipoh on Tuesday, 19th October 2010:
BN Perak Menteri Besar, Dato' Zambry and BN must not divert people's attention from their involvement in transferring voters from one constituency to another
Dato' Seri Mohd Nizar Bin Jamaluddin and I have raised our concern that BN is probably behind the transfer of voters who are supporters of PAS/PR from the Pasir Panjang Constituency (Nizar's constituency) to my constituency of Sitiawan. This is to undermine Dato' Seri Nizar' success in the coming 13th General Election in his constituency when he won with 4,474 majority votes in 2008 (11,994 v. 7,520) while allowing DAP to continue to win the Sitiawan Seat. This is because the BN feels is unlikely to be reversed the result of the Sitiawan seat which DAP won by 8529 votes in 2008 (12,381 v. 3852). We have also raised the issue of BN behind removing PAS/PR supporters from the Pengkalan Baharu seat where BN won the seat by only 14 votes.
The media has on 16/10/2010 quoted Dato' Seri Zambry, the BN Menteri Besar of Perak as saying that Dato' Seri Nizar and I are probably behind the transfer of voters from Ipoh Timur, Ipoh Barat and Batu Gajah to Sungai Rapat (Dato' Hamidah's Constituency).
Dato Seri Nizar and I would like to categorically deny that we are involved in the shifting of voters as alleged by Dato' Seri Zambry. I have also checked the DAP representatives of Ipoh Timur, Ipoh Barat and Batu Gajah and they are also not involved in the shifting of voters.
I call on Dato' Zambry to answer specifically if BN is involved in the shifting of voters in the Perak as many have reported to us that BN is involved and will play dirty in this coming General Election. Zambry must not divert the people's attention from their wrong doings.
Dato' Seri Zambry and Dato' Hamidah are involved in a show play (sandiwara). I have news that Dato' Hamidah is no longer popular with the voters of Sg Rapat and is finding an excuse to move out and contest in Hulu Kinta. Dato Zambry is trying to help her. I understand that the present elected representative of Ulu Kinta (Dato Rosnah) is very upset by this move and there is an upheaval in UMNO. I hope Zambry and Hamidah will clarify the happenings in UMNO rather than shifting the people's attention to other people.
* Ngeh Koo Ham, DAP Deputy Secretary General & MP for Beruas