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KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Rakyat Council has recommended for Selangor not to participate in the coming general election, should the Election Commission (EC) fail to clean up the state’s electoral roll.


Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the matter had been relayed to Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim and the recommendation was made because of alleged massive movement of voters happening in Selangor. Pakatan claims that as of December 2011, there were an additional 500,000 voters in Selangor, a figure which constituted 35% of the total number of voters.


“Until and unless the electoral roll in Selangor undergoes a total clean-up, the state should not take part in the election if it is called any time soon,” he said after chairing the council meeting here Wednesday.


On whether the same recommendation was made to the other Pakatan-held states of Penang, Kedah and Kelantan, Anwar said the matter had not been decided , adding the coalition was “more concerned with the state of affairs in Selangor”.

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