KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 — Polls watchdog Bersih 2.0 filed a report with Election Commission (EC) today, accusing candidates from both sides of the political divide of breaching election laws in the run-up to to the May 7 vote.
Among the lengthy list of 10 alleged offences are: misappropriation of government funds and property for personal use in contesting the election, direct bribery of voters and affixing campaign materials within 50m of polling stations.
“We urge the EC to investigate these violations under the Election Offences Act and involve the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate any misuse of public funds and public property,” the Bersih 2.0 steering committee said in a joint statement with the Sarawak Monitoring team (PEMANTAU) committee, which it set up with other non-governmental organisations.
Bersih 2.0 also demanded that the EC enforcement team be present at all campaign events by all candidates throughout the campaign period as the Pemantau team had recorded its presence at a campaigning event only once. Read more