By Clara Chooi
KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 — Putrajaya denied today allegations that foreigners in Malaysia have been allowed to register as voters for the national polls.
This, explained Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz to the Dewan Rakyat, is because only citizens with valid MyKads are allowed to register for the electoral roll.
"No foreigner has been registered as a voter," he said.
Nazri added that those who register with the Election Commission (EC) would be subjected to a 33-layer vetting process through the Agency Link-Up System, which links the commission's database with the National Registration Department's (NRD).
As such, he explained, the EC could compare the names of those newly registered with records from the NRD.
Nazri also insisted the EC is an independent body, despite claims to the otherwise from those on the opposition bench.
MORE TO COME