Defeated PKR Hulu Selangor by-election candidate Zaid Ibrahim today filed a petition to invalidate the election result, claiming widespread bribery was perpetrated in his opponent’s campaign.
The petition was filed on the grounds that the BN candidate P Kamalanathan had “directly or indirectly” known about offers made by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak during the campaign, to entice Hulu Selangor voters to cast their ballots for the ruling coalition.
“The petition is quite narrow in the sense that we are focusing on Najib’s promise of RM3 million (to the SRKJ (C) Rasa school) and the offers to Felda settlers,” Zaid’s lawyer, Malik Imtiaz Sarwar, told a press conference in Zaid’s home in Petaling Jaya.
The election petition was filed earlier today at the Shah Alam High Court.
Zaid moves to invalidate Hulu S'gor results