25 Jul '18, 9am

PKR's free durian handouts a thorny issue with Bersih 2.0

PETALING JAYA: The use of durians to supposedly garner votes in the imminent Sg Kandis by-election has left a bad taste in the mouths of electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0. They say it reeks of corruption, alleging that it is tantamount to an offence under Section 8 of the Election Offences Act for seeking to influence voting behaviours of Malaysians. The event, which promised to treat attendants in Shah Alam with 1,000 durians from Batu Kurau, Perak, was organised by Koperasi Hijrah Selangor, a microcredit programme under the state government’s administration. The free durians proved to be a thorn in Bersih 2.0’s observations, as the electoral watchdog called the initiative a form of abuse of government machinery to campaign in favour of PKR candidate Zawawi Ahmad Mughni in the impending by-elections. In a statement issued Wednesday (July 25), Bersih 2.0 called for the immedia...

Full article: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/07/25/pkr-fre...

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