Proving vote buying in court is an onerous undertaking

MALAYSIAN Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Tan Sri Azam Baki said the Election Offences Act 1954 (Act 5) is very clear on what constitutes vote buying.

“Name it ‘sedekah’ (alms) or ‘contribution’, the law deems it a bribe paid to voters – regardless whether the voters solicit it or not,” he told TheStar, “We will probe any form of bribery using the law, says MACC chief” (Jan 24; online at

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