| Harris offers to work with
The STAR: Tuesday, February 2, 1999
LABUAN: Opposition Parti Bersekutu acting president Datuk Harris Salleh is offering to work with Parti Bersatu Sabah to discuss ways of checking allegations of dubious voters in the electoral rolls.
He said there had been genuine complaints of unqualified voters in the electoral rolls and there was a need to clean up the rolls.
"The cardinal principle underlying our system is that a non-citizen cannot be allowed to vote nor a person be allowed to vote on another's behalf," Harris said when commenting on a PBS claim that there were 5,000 "phantom voters" on the rolls.
Harris said that although his party had no official co-operation with PBS, it was prepared to enter into discussions with PBS on this issue.
Election Commission chairman Datuk Harun Din had said that some 3,000 names had been removed from the 1998 electoral rolls but added that it was difficult to verify all those registered as voters.