PKR polls: Candidates warned to keep campaign clean or face consequences

KUALA LUMPUR: The candidates vying for posts at PKR's polls have been warned to keep their campaigns clean for face the consequences, such as having their candidacy revoked, suspension our outright sacking.

The party's Elections Committee deputy chairman Dr Adzman Hedra told Bernama that the committee would be watching the candidates with ” hawk eyes” and that those found flouting the rules would have to face the Disciplinary Committee.

Yesterday, PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who won the PKR presidency uncontested at the close of nominations, had instructed the Elections Committee to monitor candidates closely, including big names, to ensure the elections were above board.

Adzman urged party members to come forward and report candidates who broke the rules so that the appropriate action could be taken.

He said the party was adopting the e-voting system this time so that there would be no more ballot tampering.

“Besides appointing an independent auditor, we will also allow the candidates or agents to witness vote tallying at the end of the voting process,” he said, adding that independent groups would also be invited to observe the elections.

Some 800,000 PKR members are eligible to vote this time, involving 218 divisions in the election which will be held from Sept 14 – Oct 13. — Bernama

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