Monday, 29 October 2018
EXPLOSIVE FINDING! - 4G & WIFI JAMMER FOUND AT PKR KUALA SELANGOR ELECTION SITE
Now this is an explosive discovery which quite possibly is the cause of problems encountered with PKR's e-voting system.
On 28 October 2018, a 4G & WiFi jammer equipment was found on an upper terrace of the indoor stadium in Kuala Selangor where the PKR's elections was held.
Here is the full NST Online You Tube from which the above screen grab was made.
The full Bernama article on FMT article is here:-
Cops confirm jammer used to block internet during Kuala Selangor PKR election
Bernama -October 28, 2018 10:20 PM
SHAH ALAM: Police have confirmed a device found on a table at the Kuala Selangor Indoor Stadium during the Kuala Selangor PKR division election is a gadget to block telecommunication signals, or what is known as a jammer.
Kuala Selangor police chief Md Asri A Wahab said an investigation revealed it was a "Mobile Phone Jammer 6 Antennas".
The case is being investigated under Section 427 of the Penal Code for sabotage which carries a jail term of not less than one year and not exceeding five years or fine or both if found guilty.
A police report was lodged by Kuala Selangor PKR Youth head R. Sabahbathi at the Kuala Selangor police station at about 2pm.
According to Asri, the jammer was found in the seating area of the stadium by a Kuala Selangor District Council (MDKS) cleaner.
The Kuala Selangor PKR division election scheduled today was postponed as there was no telecommunication signal.
PKR will decide a new date for the division election.
Kuala Selangor PKR division head Juwairiya Zulkifli when contacted, did not rule out the device was placed as an attempt to reduce the percentage of turnout.
"When a postponement occurs, the percentage of votes will fall as voters are disappointed, thus lowering the number of votes received by both PKR deputy president, Mohamed Azmin Ali and Rafizi Ramli.
"I hope party supporters and members will remain calm and continue to support the party," he said.
Whilst Free Malaysia Today carried a file photo of the device, however it closely resembles that shown in the NST Online video.
Such devices are not your usual cellular/WiFi router sold in computer stores which enable you to share a single 4G cellular broadband connection with many users via WiFi.
This jammer is a professional device of the kind which duly authorised security forces would use to jam cellular signals in areas where there are suspicions that terrorists may use a cellular phone to set off a bomb remotely.
It also could be used in high security areas to prevent people inside from sending out data, photos, audio or video streams to outside recipients.
Also, the placement of the device on an upper terrace of the stadium to give it maximum coverage of the venue is something which someone with at least basic professional knowledge of radio wave propagation, unlike many of the run of the mill home and office broadband installers who place the the WiFi router behind thick walls or low down under a table, resulting in poor WiFi coverage.
Now whilst it may be curious and appear careless that whoever placed it there did not remove it upon leaving or when the event ended, however it is possible that it was left there deliberately so that it would be found and cause dissension within PKR.
Such culprits may not even be from within PKR or they could be enemy infiltrators within PKR who want to create dissension amongst party members and perhaps cause a split within the party.
Whatever, I still maintain that PKR should have immediately reverted to "old fashioned" paper ballot voting once there were problems with its e-voting system in its Penang and Kedah divisions.
Paper ballot voting, if properly monitored and supervised by humans would be much harder for enemies or saboteurs to manipulate or interfere with.
Moreover, paper ballot voting is above board, visible and more transparent to human monitors and observers.
Allow me to relate to you my experience back in 1998 and 1999 of writing a series of newspapers columns about the expected Year 2000 (Y2K) problem in computer applications which performed numeric calculations using two-digit representation years such as "99" instead of "1999" and "00" instead of "2000". This problem was also referred to as "The Millennium Bug".
1. If you put RM10,000 into a fixed deposit in 1999 on compound interest, a computer application which calculated compound interest based upon the number of years using a two digit representation of dates would reduce your RM10,000 to almost nothing in the year 2000.
2. Various Y2K 'experts' or consultants, especially overseas warned that a car's engine management system which monitored its routine maintenance records based upon two digit years, would stop the engine from starting on 1 January 2000, since it would appear to the engine management system that the engine had not been serviced for 99 years - i.e. 00 - 99.
3. Such 'experts' and consultants also warned that on-board microwave oven maintenance monitoring and management systems using two digit years would likewise stop microwave ovens from working on 1 January 2000 until the oven was maintained by a technician.
I won't list all such claims here but I was able to demonstrate the Y2K problem in a computer program I wrote which calculated compound interest using two digit years,however my "dumb" car did not have any engine or maintenance monitoring management system, so had no problem starting on the 1st of January 2000.
For the sake of some input for my articles, I wrote to a major manufacturer and supplier of a major Japanese microwave oven brand in Malaysia about whether their microwave ovens were Y2K proof and I could sense their amusement or even contempt at my question in their written reply telling me that their microwave ovens have timers for cooking time but do not deal with dates and they assured me that their microwave ovens were of the highest quality and reliability.
Well my "dumb" microwave oven, which had no such maintenance management system worked fine on 1 January 2000.
The moral of the story, my dear PKR, is not to become too reliant on gee whiz information technology (IT).
In this video, "Larry Ellison - What The Hell Is Cloud Computing?", Larry Ellison, co-founder and president of Oracle Corporation, one of the world's largest computer software corporations, said, "The computer industry is the only industry which is more fashion-driven than women's fashion", in his reply to a journalist's question on his view of what is called "cloud computing" by IT marketing types.
When one of the world's most prominent computing and IT industry veterans and industry heads more or less says that there is a lot of IT scheiss (IT shit) by people within his own industry in the video, you should take his message seriously and not swallow all the IT scheiss being peddled out there.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo Da Vinci