Malaysians can now report suspicious polls-related incidents to a website set up by a human rights NGO.
Set up by Komas (Popular Communications for Human Rights in Malaysia), ‘JOM Pantau PRU13′ (www.pru13.info) is a website dedicated to getting Malaysians to report on suspicious polls-related incidents.
According to Komas coordinator A Prakkash, incidents include the putting-up of political party flags before elections, and even vote-buying.
After these reports were made, a team of volunteers would then verify to see if they are genuine.
Following this, verified reports would then be forwarded to relevant government agencies, such as the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
“We have about 116 volunteers all over the country helping us in this. They will look into it before the election and help us on nomination day as well as during the election campaign,” Prakkash said.
He added that since the website was launched on Feb 10 this year, a total of 193 reports had been filed.
The site currently has a list of filed reports, with an accompanying Google Map pinpointing them for perspective.
People can also send reports via SMS at 013-7711071 , or call 03-22824105 . Tweets can also be linked with the #jom_pantau hashtag.