EC should take action against election offences in Kimanis by-election, says Dr Wee

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  • Sunday, 12 Jan 2020

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Election Commission (EC) should take action against those who commit election offences in the days leading up to the Kimanis by-election, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).

THe MCA president claimed that Pakatan Harapan politicians were still disobeying election rules, especially with their attempts at vote buying.

Wee said that the most recent incident was when Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi announced that the Government would allocate RM50,000 for the upgrading of facilities at a school under the Kimanis constituency.

"This is strange (pelik)! He is the Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister but he can announce allocation of funds to schools?

"When did schools become tourist attractions (under his portfolio)?" Wee asked in a statement Sunday (Jan 12).

He said that Pakatan politicians have been committing election offences at every by-election held since the 14h General Election.

"Do they feel emboldened because the Election Commission has not taken any action on them so far?" he said, noting that this was not the first time that Mohamaddin had offered allocations during a by-election.

He alleged that during the Semenyih by-election, Mohamaddin had also announced that RM80,000 will be allocated for the upgrading of a hall in Semenyih, before realising that it contravened the Election Offences Act 1954.

Wee also questioned why the Government did not fulfil its promise to ensure that elections were run with transparency, as Pakatan had promised in its election manifesto.

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