Stevie Chan lodges report over Anwar’s alleged voter bribery

10-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Independent candidate Stevie Chan Keng Leong has lodged a report against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim over alleged violation of Election Act 1954.

Chan lodged the report at Port Dickson police headquarters at about 12pm.

He claimed that Anwar had promised big projects and launched a free tuition programme during the Port Dickson by-election campaign.

Chan also alleged that Anwar, who is representing ruling party Pakatan Harapan, had violated regulations on clean and transparent campaign.

Chan urged the police or Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to probe into the matter since the Election Commission has neither investigative nor prosecution powers.

“It has been reported that Anwar had announced three programmes for the people of Port Dickson; one five-star tourism project, one flight training programme, and one education programme. All of these were widely reported in the media on October 1.

“Other than that, on the October 4 between 3pm and 6pm at a hotel here, Anwar had launched a free online tuition programme for school students in Port Dickson. Its website clearly states that it was sponsored by Anwar.”

Chan claimed that Anwar’s move to inform voters on the projects had violated Section 10(a) and 10(b) under the Election Act for “bribery”.

“I lodged this report because I see that the culture of presenting gifts and promises that had been plaguing our elections for years persists,” he said.


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