Thursday, 18 April 2013

#GE13: Cops on the lookout for indelible ink saboteurs

Police are checking on claims that some individuals have been going around marking villagers' fingers using unauthorised indelible ink.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that voters' fingers should only be marked with indelible ink by Election Commission (EC) officers when they cast their votes at polling stations.

“The culprits are trying to sabotage the election process,” he said at a press conference at the state police headquarters here yesterday.

Khalid said police were monitoring their activities and urged anyone with information about such incidents to report it to the police.

In 2011, the EC decided to use indelible ink for GE13, among other measures recommended by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), to prevent electoral fraud.

Khalid also said police had listed 24 areas in Perlis as hotspots including Beseri, Padang Besar and Arau.

He said the classification was based on the location of ceramah and the presence of opposing supporters.

In Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Aman warned that political parties and their supporters who engage in criminal activities will face stern action.

Assistant head of the IGP's secretariat (public relations) Asst Comm Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said police were forced to issue the reminder following a number of untoward incidents after the dissolution of Parliament.

“The most recent case was a fire that was set on the wall of a political party field office in Hulu Langat on Tuesday,” he said yesterday.

He said party members should not deliver hate speeches that could incite violence and cause disharmony.

“They should also not bring weapons to such gatherings,” he added.
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