Came across three rather disturbing articles today. Remember reading about the disqualification of the DAP candidate for Subang Jaya. Veteran DAP leader Cheah Kam Chiew was disallowed from contesting by the Election Commission (EC) returning officer on grounds that he had not submitted an account of expenses he incurred during the 1999 general election. Soon after nomination day there were rumours that Pak Lah was in similar straits, that he had failed to submit his expense account to the EC but Pak Lah was allowed to contest despite the PAS candidate's protest. The 11th election has been concluded and the results gazetted on 12th April. Over the next 3 weeks many election petitions would be filed. Among the first to be filed was one against the PM., PAS candidate fo the Kepala Batas parliamentary seat, Abdul Khalid Rasid, who lost to Pak Lah in the 11th general election; has failed an election petition on the grounds that Pak Lah had failed to submit a declaration of his 1999 general election expenses. The next article is by RKP, in this article entitled :: 'Will Najib be PM earlier than planned', he claims to have heard from a reliable source that Pak Lah had indeed failed to account for his 1999 GE expenses. That's is why RPK's article is so titled. Today, we have the president of PKR(Parti Keadilan Rakyat) coming out to ask for Pak Lah to go on leave until the court rules on the election petition filed against him. Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said it was not appropriate for the premier to continue discharging his duties when his position as a member of Parliament was in doubt. She also urged the Penang High Court to fix a early hearing date and deliver an impartial judgment. In her statement, she also called on the EC to investigate why the returning officers did not turn down the applications of the BN politicians on nomination day. Being a matter of great interest to the public, these election petitions should be dealt with and settled as early as possible. All parties involved should come clean and the election court judge should deal with these petitions in an expeditious manner with fear or favour. Only then will the interest of the people be satisfied.
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