File report to EC, MACC over vote buying, Ahmad Maslan tells Umno Terengganu
Ahmad Maslan (fourth from right) visiting Ng Sea Bu and his family at Pulai Sebatang during Chinese New Year celebrations
Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said the report will enable further investigations by the authorities in addition to petition filed to annul the GE15 results for Kuala Terengganu, Kemaman and Marang parliamentary constituencies.
"I was informed by Umno Terengganu that there there were individuals who gave out RM150 to youths, RM300 to students and RM600 to people with disabilities (OKU) and pensioners during GE15.
"The distribution was made few days before votes were casted. If the money was given before votes were made and outside of campaign period then it is considered as government aid to the people," he said this after visiting Pontian Division MCA leader Datuk Ng Sea Bu at Pulai Sebatang, here, today.
This comes after Pas president Tan Sri Abdul Hadi Awang said giving out cash while campaigning does not violate the rules as it was "donation" to voters.
Umno Terengganu Liaison Board filed a petition involving Kuala Terengganu, Marang and Kemaman parliamentary constitution at Kuala Terengganu High Court on Jan 3 under the Election Offences Act 1954.
Additionally, a voter who is also representating Barisan Nasional's Gua Musang parliament candidate Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah was reported to have filed an election petition at Kota Bharu High Court on Jan 3 to challenge the GE15 results of the area.
Ahmad, who is also Deputy Finance Minister, said the situation is almost identical to Cameron Highlands where a by-election was held due to similar reasons.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail at the Madani KDN programme at the Bandar Tun Razak Sports Complex, today. - Photo by Bernama