Day: March 5, 2008

Malaysia drops vote fraud safeguard

Al-Jazeera: MARCH 05, 2008 Malaysia’s electoral body has scrapped plans to use indelible ink to prevent vote fraud just days before national elections, prompting a warning from an electoral reform group that this could be the “dirtiest elections ever”.

Mafrel quits as polling monitor

The Sun Kimberley Lau PETALING JAYA (March 5, 2008): Malaysians for Free and Fair Elections (Mafrel) which was slated to monitor polling day proceedings has quit as polling day monitor.

IGP: Four reports on smuggled ink

NST: 5 March 2008 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.

Activists warn elections will be 'dirtiest ever'

Malaysiakini Mar 5, 08 The March 8 general election could be the “dirtiest ever”, activists said today after authorities dumped plans to curb fraud by marking voters’ fingers with indelible ink.

MCA raps commission over indelible ink reversal

Malaysiakini Joseph Aw Jit Way | Mar 5, 08 MCA today took the Election Commission (EC) to task over its eleventh hour decision to withdraw the use of indelible ink in the March 8 polls.