Police Uncover Attempt To Create Confusion During Polls

March 04, 2008 PUTRAJAYA, March 4 (Bernama) — Police have uncovered an attempt by some irresponsible people out to create a confusion during Saturday’s elections by having voters dipped their fingers in indelible ink before the polling day.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said four individuals had lodged police reports alleging that there were people buying such ink from overseas and planning to persuade misinformed voters to use it before the polls.
One report was received in Kelantan, one in Kedah and two in Perlis from Feb 16 to 21, and police had classified them as attempted cheating, he told reporters here today.
He said the allegation was found to be true but so far, no arrests had been made as the police were still identifying the people involved based on the statements recorded from by the complainants, aged between 30 and 50, who were traders and self-employed.
Asked whether the complainants were from political parties, he said: “I don’t know but they are locals.”
When asked how soon the case was expected to be solved, he said: “I am trying to get all the assistance on this.
“We have interviewed the individuals. We want to know where they obtain the information.”
He said police were also trying to ascertain where the ink came from.