The Election Commission (EC) is unlikely to be ready to introduce the biometric voter system if the general election is held in November this year.
This is the view of Port Dickson assemblyman M Ravi. Speaking to FMT, he said: “I can say the biometric system won’t come into effect if Parliament dissolved in November.
“Yesterday, it was reported that EC deputy chairman Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said the EC will explain biometric system to all parties concerned before implementing it. The EC expects to do this by year-end. “But I believe by the time the EC completes the explanation, the 13th general election will be over.”
He urged the Pakatan Rakyat leadership to “pressure” the EC on this issue.
“Pakatan must not buy the sweet words of EC just like before the 12th general election when the EC told the party it was ready to use indelible ink.
“But eventually the plan was scrapped at the last minute,” said Ravi.
Ravi, who is Telok Kemang division PKR chief, was also doubtful that EC would be able to deal with the numerous questions that would arise if it manages to hold a briefing next month.
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