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Friday, April 26, 2013

Calon BN DUN Tanjung Aru langgar undang-undang pilihanraya, kata calon KEADILAN

KOTA KINABALU: It is illegal to employ ‘scare tactics’ to fish for votes, said Pakatan Rakyat’s candidate for the Tanjung Aru state seat, Hamid Ismail.

He alleged at a press conference yesterday that Barisan Nasional (BN) is employing scare tactics which he described as illegal under the law.

Hamid, who is also a lawyer, described Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s statement that the country would be doomed if the people trust the opposition as a scare tactic used to incite the people’s fear and mentioned that this was a serious offence.

He said that Malaysia is a democratic country and the tactic of inciting fear in the people should not be used.

He cited Section 4a (1) of the Election Offences Act 1954 which states that anyone who, before, during or after the general elections, whether explicitly or implicitly, through himself or other parties, perform any act or make any statements with the intention or the inclination to incite malice or dissatisfaction or hostility to people who are in the same community or in different communities or in the same group or different groups of Malaysian citizens to encourage voters to vote or not vote in a general election or to gain votes are subject to imprisonment not exceeding five years or fined not exceeding RM10,000, or both.

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