|"Kotak-kotak itu Mat Ezam nak check dulu.."|
Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim dropped a bombshell on Thursday, exposing alleged attempts by the Election Commission to "divert" ballot boxes meant to be sent to its headquarters in Putrajaya to a secret hiding place in an industrial park in Kajang.
The 64-year-old Anwar demanded that the EC - which has frequently been accused of favoring Prime Minister Najib Razak's Umno party - explain the matter immediately.
"We believe these polyester big square bags, ballot boxes, meant for Putrajaya headquarters were stopped by EC Pajero and instructed to divert to Jalan SC2, Sungai Chua, Kajang. These are polyester big square bags diverted on 8 April 2013, why such a dubious manner, the EC has to immediately explain. These ballot boxes were covered as polyester big square bags meant for Election Commission headquarters were diverted midway at the toll to the industrial site Jalan SC2, Sungai Chua. These are questions that the EC must immediately explain," Anwar told a press conference on Thursday.