Wednesday, March 5, 2008



INDEBILE ink will not be used as planned in the general election on Saturday because of a security breach and legal considerations. Police have informed the Election Commision that ink from neighbouring countries has been smuggled in to subvert the electoral procedure…

ELECTION 2008: IGP: Four reports on smuggled ink - PUTRAJAYA: Indelible ink will not be used on polling day as the security of this method of preventing multiple voting has been breached, Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman said yesterday.

ELECTION 2008: EC accepts IGP's explanation on why use of indelible ink was problematic - Election Commission secretary Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor said the commission was fully satisfied with the police's explanation on the four cases of attempted cheating involving the smuggling of indelible ink into the country. The decision not to use indelible ink on March 8 polls, therefore, is final. "We have discussed with the Inspector-General of Police and we are fully satisfied with his advice,” he told a media briefing here today.

ELECTION 2008: PM refutes accusation that withdrawal of ink a ploy to cheat - Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said the Barisan Nasional would have welcomed the use of indelible ink in the general election to check multiple voting. "The BN would have certainly welcomed such a move, but if it cannot be done, we cannot just forget elections…we go ahead," the prime minister said. Dismissing the opposition's allegation that the decision not to use the ink was a BN ploy to cheat, Abdullah said it must be noted that the BN have won many elections before.

Malaysians denied fair vote: Human Rights Watch - AFP

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