EC denies allegations of manipulation in GE14

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) has denied allegations by Bersih 2.0 that it had manipulated the 14th general election (GE14) to allow certain parties to win.

EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah stressed that EC had carried out all the processes of GE14 with transparency and fairness, with any manipulations aimed at certain parties.

"The EC had never interfered in all matter, including the counting and tallying of ballot papers," he said in a statement here today.

Mohd Hashim said on the days of early voting and normal voting, all the processes were handled by the election staff appointed from among the public, totalling 259,000, and witnessed by all the agents appointed by the candidates or contesting parties.

He said the results of GE14 which were in Pakatan Harapan (PH)'s favour and the smooth transition of power which went in an organised manner was proof that GE14 was conducted in a transparent and fair manner.

Mohd Hashim said the EC was ready to give its full cooperation to prove that there was no manipulation or wrongdoing during the process of GE14. — Bernama