Pak Lah to face charges over indelible inkPosted: May 23, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: A police report was lodged against Election Commission chairman Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for the last-minute cancellation of the use of indelible ink in the 12th general elections on March 8.
The report was lodged by the Coalition for Free and Fair Elections (Bersih) and National Institute for Electoral Integrity (NIEI) after Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar told Parliament that the decision to cancel the use of the indelible ink was based on ‘hearsay’ received by the police.
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AHA! Now dia orang baru tau! Don’t “play-play” when it comes to cheating the rakyat, they will have to pay dearly for it.
And now, both the PM and the EC Chairman are to face charges. Padan muka is all I can say at this moment. They were acting like children when they were pushing the blame around on who should be responsible for not using the ink during the elections. No offence to the children, of course.
But the Malaysian Insider reports that the two are not the only ones to face charges.
Faisal Mustaffa and Amin Iskandar, from Bersih and NIEI respectively, in their joint report named the prime minister, Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Ab Rashid Ab Rahman and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan as the parties responsible for causing the cancellation of the indelible ink, bought at a cost of RM2.4 million from India.
“Bersih and NIEI are of the opinion that the conflicting statements among the four parties need to be investigated and action taken. Based on media reports, it’s clear that there was a plot among the four parties named,” said Faisal in a statement to the media.
The police report was made following the shocking statement issued by Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar in Parliament on May 5.
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So it seems that there are actually 4 parties involved in this indelible ink fiasco, involving the AG and the IGP.
Let’s wait it out and see what the police report comes out to be. It leaves one to ponder on whether the four will truly be facing charges, or will they be let off the hook?