In the KT electoral roll gazetted on 2008 Dec 5, SPR has improved voter name consistencies by changing backquote (`) to single quote ('), and made some standardization of "Bin" and "Binti" formats, etc. But there were reversals, and accidental addition of double spaces into 121 names, etc.
- Previously, we had criticized the SPR for inconsistent input in voter names, such as "B," "Bn," and "Bin," that had contributed to difficulty even for SPR itself to catch duplicate registration mistakes.
- We observe SPR has improved some voter name formats.
- However, there remain inconsistencies, and accidental additions.
Table A shows that, between the 2008 Feb 5-gazetted roll for GE12, and the 2008 Dec 5-gazetted roll for the KT by-election:
- SPR has reduced 505 uses of backquotes(`) to 11 incidences.
- But added 121 names with double spaces within the names.
- The incidences of " B " in names have been reduced by 88, mostly standardized to " Bin ".
- The incidences of " Bt " in names have been reduced by 276, mostly standardized to " Binti ".
- There were other improvements and problems, with examples in Table B.
- Table A shows only the net change. For example, many "B" were standardized to "Bin," but a few "Bin" were reverted to "B."
|Roll gazetted||20080205||20081205||Net Change|
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. We have found 2,434 voters in KT whose IC remain the same, but whose names have been modified. Most of the changes were to update spelling mistakes in names. Table B shows examples of other changes, which includes improvements and new problems.
Table B: Examples of Improvements and New Problems in the Latest KT By-Election Electoral Roll
|Older, 20080205 GE12 Electoral Roll||Newer, 20081205 By-Election Electoral Roll|
|Improvement: backquote to single quote|
|JUNAIDAH BINTI SEMAN @ JA`AFAR||JUNAIDAH BINTI SEMAN @ JA'AFAR|
|NOORA`AINI BINTI JA`AFAR||NOORA'AINI BINTI JA'AFAR|
|Problem: Addition of double spaces in names|
|AZLINA BINTI ABDUL RAHIM||AZLINA BINTI ABDUL RAHIM|
|PATRICIA WEE CHWEE LIEW||PATRICIA WEE CHWEE LIEW|
|Improvement: deletion of army IC number from name|
|WAN ASMIDAR BINTI WAN AHMAD I/K T1076796||WAN ASMIDAR BINTI WAN AHMAD|
|ZAHANI BINTI ISMAIL I/K T1077955||ZAHANI BINTI ISMAIL|
|Improvement: Standardization of BINTI|
|NOROSZITA AYU BT MOHAMED||NOROSZITA AYU BINTI MOHAMED|
|ROHANI BT MUSTAFFA||ROHANI BINTI MUSTAFFA|
|NAFISAH BTE ABDULLAH||NAFISAH BINTI ABDULLAH|
|TUAN SHARIFAH AZURA BT. TUAN KUNING||TUAN SHARIFAH AZURA BINTI TUAN KUNING|
|Improvement: Standardization of BIN|
|ROS ISFENDI B ABDULLAH||ROS ISFENDI BIN ABDULLAH|
|MOHD KAMAL B OMAR||MOHD KAMAL BIN OMAR|
|Improvement: Addition of needed space|
|SURAILY BINTI SULONG @HASHIM||SURAILY BINTI SULONG @ HASHIM|
|WAN AHMAD ANUAR BIN W.EMBONG||WAN AHMAD ANUAR BIN W EMBONG|
|Problem: Deletion of needed space|
|CHE KU NAPISAH BINTI CHE ENGKU A. GHANI||CHE KU NAPISAH BINTI CHE ENGKU A.GHANI|
|KAMARIAH BINTI AB. ROSHID||KAMARIAH BINTI AB.ROSHID|
|WAN MOHD HAIRIE BIN WAN MOHD HANIF||WAN.MOHD.HAIRIE BIN WAN.MOHD.HANIF|
|Problem: Variation and deletion of BIN, BINTI|
|AZUWA @ NOR AZUWA BINTI MOHD NOOR||AZUWA @ NOR AZUWA BT MOHD NOOR|
|NORLIZA BINTI OMAR||NORLIZA BT OMAR|
|SHARIFAH AINUL FARIHAH BINTI SYED ABDULLAH||SHARIFAH AINUL FARIHAH|
|MOHD RAHIM BIN ISMAIL||MOHD RAHIM B ISMAIL|