Sunday, May 5, 2013

GE13: Ahmad Said - Use of indelible ink an outdated approach

The use of indelible ink in the GE13 is “a step backward" for the country, said Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said. “The Election Commission has always done its job well, and after casting my vote today, I can tell you that there is no room for fraud.
"Some countries where citizens don't have identification cards may have to still use ink like this, it is unnecessary here. But since certain quarters insisted on using indelible ink, we are going back to old fashion methods," he said.
Ahmad Said was speaking to reporters after casting his vote at SK Telok Kalong here on Sunday morning.
Ahmad, who is defending the state seat of Kijal against PAS' Hazri Jusoh, said that he expected a 85% voter turnout in Terengganu.
"We have informed our (Barisan Nasional) supporters to come out early to vote, because there might be heavy rains in the afternoon.
"I think the voting process today will go smoothly, and I hope all party supporters will respect the law and not cause any trouble," he added.

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