MACC identifies 90 individuals received cash to vote in T’gganu

MACC identifies 90 individuals received cash to vote in T’gganu

MACC identifies 90 individuals received cash to vote in T'gganu
MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki.

SHAH ALAM – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is in the process of identifying 90 to have allegedly received money from a political party to cast vote during the 15th General Election (GE15) in Terengganu.

The matter was confirmed by MACC Chief Commissioner Tan Sri Azam Baki.

“Investigations are ongoing and we are identifying the 90 individuals claimed to receive money for voting,” he said on Thursday.

A video which has gone viral recently, showed many people were supposedly waiting in front of a building to receive payments from a political party for voting.

The man in the video, who was giving out the cash has already been called in for questioning.

A source said MACC was admist calling up witnesses and have successfully the individuals who received bribes to cast votes based on the documents seized.

The documents included paper signed by receipients to make sure these indiduals cast their votes for the politcal party, confirmation on the cash receipts as well as an oath-taking document.

On Jan 24, Azam said based on complaints and video evidents, the MACC had conducted an investigation following the claims of ‘voter bait’.

Based on Section 10 of the Election Offences Act 1954, it is an offence to provide any monetary aid throughout the election campaign as it could be classified as a form of corruption.

Some political parties stated the financial aid was given as a donation, but such acts would still constitute as corruption elements under Section 10.

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