BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 20 – An elderly man in the Permatang Pasir area was shocked when he found an envelope with three printed papers that looked like RM100 currency notes together with a note asking the recipient to vote for the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the by-election on Aug 25.
Salim Abdul Hamid, in his 60s, said he found the envelope slipped under his house door in Kampung Petani when he woke up at about 2am.
“At first I thought it was real money but when I held the paper, it felt different, and the serial numbers of the notes were the same,” he told reporters here today.
Salim said the “money” was accompanied a note that said “please vote for the BN candidate.”
“I am not sure who placed the envelope but several neighbours also got envelopes with ‘money’,” he said.
Meanwhile, PAS elections director Datuk Mahfuz Omar hoped the people involved would stop the “play” as it confused voters there.
“I am not accusing anyone, but those involved or are connected to the matter, should please stop,” he said.
The by-election for the Permatang Pasir state constituency involves BN candidate Rohaizat Othman and Pas’ candidate Mohd Salleh Man.
The seat fell vacant following the death of Datuk Mohd Hamdan Abdul Rahman on July 31 after a heart attack. – Bernama
Senior citizen given ‘funny money’ with pro-BN message