Police seeking foreign help to find source of indelible ink sabotage


IPOH: Police are liasing with their foreign counterparts as to whether indelible ink is sold in neighbouring countries.
“We are focusing our investigations on the truth behind the four reports filed and also the source of the ink and who brought it into the country,” Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan told reporters after an election briefing by his officers yesterday.
On Tuesday, the Election Commission called off the use of the ink in tomorrow’s polls as some irresponsible people had smuggled in the ink and influenced villagers in Perlis, Kedah and Kelantan that they would not be allowed to vote if they did not have the ink mark on their fingers.
On the conduct of ceramah, Musa issued a stern warning to candidates to stay away from topics that could incite racial hatred and religious arguments in their speeches.
On the police report filed against the OCPD for allegedly manhandling a pregnant DAP candidate causing her to be hospitalised in Labis, Musa said: “We have pictures showing that the OCPD was not the one who pushed the candidate.”
Musa said police were waiting for a medical report to ascertain why Dr Teo Eng Ching, the Labis parliamentary contestant, was hospitalised.
He said the candidate could have fainted due to fatigue from campaigning.