On Sat 13th Jul, 2013, at the Bar Council Forum on Electoral Reform, I spoke with the EC Member, Dato Manogran and suggested that dipping should be done for the indelible ink. He mumbled something about it being against the Regulations. Today, Mon 15th Jul, it is reported that they are going to dip the finger in the ink. Very funny.

Demo on indelible ink procedure likely on Thursday

Posted on 15 July 2013 - 08:46pm





KUALA BESUT (July 15, 2013): A demonstration of how a voter has to dip his or her left index finger into indelible ink in the Kuala Besut state by-election will be held soon, most probably on Thursday.


Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof told Bernama the Terengganu EC office was making the arrangements for the simulation.


He said the simulation was important because the method of applying the ink in this by-election would differ from that of the last general election, the index finger would be dipped in the ink instead of the ink being applied to the finger.


Meanwhile EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar, when contacted, said the simulation would be broadcast over local television stations such as Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) for the benefit of voters and the contesting political parties.


"We will ask the television stations to repeat the clip several times before polling. The EC will also put up pictures or posters at the polling stations on how the finger has to be dipped into the ink," he said.


Advance voting in the by-election is on July 20 and polling on July 24. The by-election is being held following the death of assemblyman Dr A Rahman Mokhtar of the Barisan Nasional (BN) on June 26. It is a straight fight between engineer Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman, 37, of the BN and businessman Endot alias Azlan Jusoh, 48, of PAS. – Bernama