MRT statement on voting probe (exclusive)
SKOPJE, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA – Two managers, a composer and one person working for the company that was in charge of counting the votes are brought to police for talks as they are suspected for fixing the voting at last night’s Skopski Festival. They had over 1500 SIM cards. The fraud was running from two locations. They had instructions to vote for three unnamed performers. Now the investigation is opened for some other festivals that were held. Daniel Kajmakoski stated that he is surprised that someone could do a thing like this.
MKRTV OFFICIAL STATEMENT
MRT has also published an official statement regarding the happening. There they say that they are welcoming the undertaken action by police. The contest should be fair and equal for all. They hope that it will all be solved very soon and that there will be no more manipulations at any upcoming festivals The cost of one message was reduced to 5.9 denars (a bit less than 10 euro cents) in order to make approachable for everyone to vote. MRT was a hostage of this organized group for some time now and it was making a bad atmosphere for pop and folk music scene here. MRT will wait for investigation to be finished and then another analysis will be made and the public will be informed about it.