After ink fiasco, EC chairman finds house splashed with red paint

NST: 6 March 2008
Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman today found red paint splashed onto his house, suspected to have been the work of three men who had come there in a car at about 12.30am. He lodged a police report after seeing paint on an exterior wall, much of the flooring of the porch, the gates and on a car when he came out of the house at 7.30am to hand car keys to the driver.
He said the incident was politically motivated and he suspected that it was related to the announcement by the EC on Tuesday calling off the proposal to use indelible ink on voters’ finger or nail in the general election on Saturday to prevent multiple voting by any individual.
Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Muhammad Sabtu Osman, who called at the house after the report was made, said a security guard at a house opposite Abdul Rashid’s saw a dark-coloured car with three men in it stop in front of the house at about 12.30am.
“According to the security guard, one of the men alighted and splashed the paint in the direction of the gates. When the guard gave a shout, the man dumped the tin of paint into a rubbish bin and the men took off in the car,” he said.