Use indelible ink for Permatang Pauh, urges PKR

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 05 Aug 2008

BUTTERWORTH: PKR is urging the Election Commission to use the indelible ink in the coming Permatang Pauh by-election.

Its Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin said it was a waste of public funds spent on the ink, if it was not used.

“This is the best time for the EC to test and see if the usage of indelible ink is workable,” he said on Tuesday.

Shamsul said the usage of the ink would help promote greater transparency in the country’s election process.

The use of indelible ink for the March 8 general election was scrapped at the last minute after reports that some irresponsible people had smuggled in the ink, casting doubt on security concerns.

Shamsul also said the party’s youth wing was gearing up for the by-election, following the opening of its operations centre in Taman Sama Gagah, Permatang Pauh last Sunday.

“While the Yayasan Aman premises in Penanti will be used as PKR’s main election operations centre, the one in Taman Sama Gagah will act as our base.

“We will soon open similar youth centres in Seberang Jaya and Penanti,” he said.

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