I was reading Jed Yoong’s comment on Mukhriz’s victory in Jerlun and straight away I went over to SPR’s results page to confirm the figures.
I was astounded. The result is mind-boggling. Please see below.
Bilangan Pemilih: 37, 297
Bilangan Pengundi: 37,242
Peratus Pengundian: 99.85
If you were to do a simple maths by deducting the second figure from the first the answer would be 55. Yes, only 55 eligible voters did not vote on that day in Jerlun. The next highest figure in Kedah is Merbok with 86.15 percent turnout, 13 percent less. The list of voters was finalised way before elections. I take it, in that time to polling day no eligible voter died. I take it that no woman was in confinement. I take it that almost every one in Jerlun went to vote. I take it that not many Jerlunians work outside of Kedah or go overseas to study or are in prison or drug rehabilitation centres or are lorry drivers and bus drivers.
Hey this does not only deserve an entry into Malaysia’s Book of Records, it deserves entry into Guinness Book of World Records. How did they pull this off. Fantastic. The People of Jerlun must have been one of the most responsible bunch of people in the world. Considering that it is sort of a back water.
When the turnout was about 95 percent in Terengganu in 2004 some of the bloggers were claiming that it was indication of phantom voters because that high a figure is almost impossible to achieve especially to ulu places. Now Jerlun certainly is ulu and non of those bloggers care to comment about this figure. I am reeling.
I think the leaders in Malaysia should go to Jerlun to learn how this happened; what is their secret?
Wow! 99.85 percent. Incredible. Only 55 did not turn up out of 37, 297. Maybe SPR care to comment? These figures are provided by SPR. I did not make them up. To confirm go to,
Even more mind boggling is the voter turnout for the state seats under Jerlun:
Total qualified voters for Kota Seputeh and Ayer Hitam : 45513
Total votes casted for both constituncies : 37297
Percentage : 81.94.
SPR what is this? Are you slacking? What is the real total number of voters for Jerlun?
Here is my two cents worth. I doubt there is any big scale cheating but one point is proven: The SPR is grossly incompetent. Still, they have to change the figures otherwise it stands as a world record. Considering the law of averages, and law of probabilities this cannot happen and it is not wrong to point fingers.
SPR, the ball is in your court.