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Oh my god! The so-called indelible ink that was used during the general election was really food colouring and does not contain the needed chemical for it to be indelible. This is if what Minister in the PM’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said in the Dewan Rakyat (as reported by The Malaysian Insider) recently is true.
He continued to say that it was the fault of the voters that the ink wasn’t permanent because they purposely tried to wash the ink off. This reminds me of an impromptu press conference given by Election Commission Deputy Chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar on election day in Lembah Pantai.
I was there when put the blame on the voters, just like Datuk Seri Shahidan did, and said that if you scrub hard and with intention of removing the ink, of course it will come off. He also added that voters should not make a big fuss if they found that the indelible ink on their fingers could be washed off.
There were many more steps that were in place to ensure that people could not vote more than once, such as the IC, physical appearance, etc. Now wait just seminit right there!
I think these two individuals are missing the main point. They both seem to think that the indelible ink being delible as the main issue that everyone is so concern about. [Click here to read the full article at English.AstroAwani.Com]
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