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(Machap) Oops. ‘Treating’ is an election offence April 10, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Democracy, Malaysia, Politics.
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(Source: Oriental Daily, pp A7)

Look carefully.

No, not at their expanding waistlines and jowls.

Food. Glorious food.

Here’s how you can KO Hisham (Mat Keris) Hussein, Khairy (SIL) J and co with one pack nasi bungkus.

ELECTION OFFENCES ACT 1954

Treating

8. Every person who, corruptly, by himself or by any other person, either before, during or after an election, directly or indirectly gives or provides or causes to be given or provided, or is accessory to the giving or providing, or pays or engages to pay wholly or in part, the expense of giving or providing any food, drink, refreshment or provision, or any money or ticket or other means or device to enable the procuring of any food, drink, refreshment or provision, to or for any person for the purpose of corruptly influencing that person or any other person to give or refrain from giving his vote at such election or on account of any such person or any other person having voted or refrained from voting or being about to vote or refrain from voting at such election, and every elector or voter who corruptly accepts or takes any such food, drink, or refreshment or provision or any such money or ticket or who adopts such other means or device to enable the procuring of such food, drink, refreshment or provision shall be guilty of the offence of treating. 

Section 11 lists the punishment

(…) shall be guilty of a corrupt practice, and shall, on conviction by a Sessions Court, be liable, in the case referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b), to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years and to a fine of not less than one thousand ringgit and not more than five thousand ringgit, and, in any other case, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year and to a fine not exceeding two thousand ringgit. Offences under paragraphs (a) and (b) shall be seizable offences within the meaning of the Criminal Procedure Code.

(2) Every person who is convicted of a corrupt practice shall, subject to any specific provision to the contrary in any written law relating to any election, by conviction become incapable of being registered or listed as an elector or of voting at any election or of being elected at any election, and if at that date he has been elected at any election, his seat shall be vacated from the date of such conviction:

Be brave. Make that police report!

 

Comments»

1. monsterball - April 10, 2007

Ms Elizabeth Wong..wanted to say this a long time. I apologise for having offended you long long ago at Sheih’s site.. You may have forgotten…but I remember. Pictures tells a thousand words …don’t they…but the photo of you at the bloggers meeting….you sure got class and style!!
May you be well and good.
Thanks


EW: No offence taken!

2. sam - April 10, 2007

Ask DAP try and see… that’s an offence.

3. KY - April 10, 2007

Wow.. really? Just small food only wor… not even shark fin…

4. Inter Alia's Epistles - April 10, 2007

Dear Elizabeth Wong,

PLS PEOPLE BEFORE YOU REPLY, PLS READ TRY TO READ THE INTENTION OF THE MESSEAGE BEFORE SHOOTING THE MESSENGER

To me, this issue really questions Sheih integrity..but then again maybe we shouldnt be to suprise. After all as the saying goes, the company we keep is a reflection of who we are. Everyone knows that Sheih gives special treatment to Monsterball on his blog.In fact Sheih even calls him a “father figure”.This to me partly explains why Monsterball is so brazen in his rudeness.

BUT WHAT I CANT EXCEPT AS A MALAYSIAN IS HIS ATTACKS ON the blogger known as “A VOICE” regarding voices gout sickness in the latter blog posting titled ” Pain: Gout Explained”…Additionally he goes on a rampage in his attack of the blogger known as BIG DOG. Read Monsterball’ attack on in BIGDOG’s blog here;

Read it here in BIG DOG


Read it here in VOICE

His vilification of BIG DOG includes inter alia, saying that Big Dog should have sex with Monty’s pet dog.Of course, Big Dogs religion is not spared. The rest, I think is too rude to rewrite here.

Anyway, if you read his comments on both he does speak alot on behalf of Sheih. From u get a feeling, he is brazen enough to do so partly because of Sheih special treatment of him. In fact, when somebody questions his behaviour, Monsterball in not so many ways question the person right to do by saying he( Monsterball) is ‘the front liner” .

To me, if Monsterball’s behaviour is unacceptable, then so is Sheih blind endorsement of it.To me, Sheih cannot be totally exculpated.

Don’t think any decent and sane Malaysian should tolerate it.

Go ahead. Read for yourself.

5. Libra - April 10, 2007

Liz,
In Malaysia, Barisan Nasional is exempted from the election offence act. This ACT is specifically meant to keep the Opposition in check.
Don’t you know the Election Commission is also a component of the Barisan?

6. monsterball - April 11, 2007

Than you Inter Alia’s Epistles for your opinion and details.
You shuld post this with questions to ask me at a voicec site or your comments there for my answers.
I can simply say…I defende myself as a man and should.Sheih is no fool.
THANKS

7. meontor - April 11, 2007

“Inter Alia’s Epistles”, you have been spamming this message about monsterball-bigdog cat fight all over the place.

Who doesn’t know monsterballs’ monstrous comments by now? Many times, I don’t like them too.

But, I disagree with you about Sheih in this matter. Bigdog had snarled at monsterball without any reason or provocation for several weeks. Knowing monsterball, I don’t believe bigdog did not expect monsterball’s out-of-proportion reaction. As expected, monsterball stepped right into the trap laid out for him. Bullying/conspiracy that resulted in overreaction is not unexpected.

As for Sheih, he did not take side, did he? His judgment is highly commendable.

If bigdog and monsterball wanted to fight in the mud, let them have their days. Just a reminder for monsterball, stay away from any reference to race and religion. Avoid injuring bystanders.

8. Joe - April 11, 2007

Aah! This is an excellent one… but, KJ and SIL and all will just be saying that they are spreading the “muhibbah” spirit and picture should not be “taken out of context”. Typical bullshit as usual

DAP make that police report!

9. Sheikh's Brother - April 11, 2007

Dear Elizabeth, to my knowledge this is the first time that anyone has highlighted the ‘ELECTION OFFENCES ACT 1954’ wrt the politicians splurging on free food. Of course I am not so knowledgeable. But I believe these folks are slippery too. The food may be ‘organised’ or ‘invitations’ sent thru some local organisation. Then the same old ‘please make a police report, please bring solid evidence’ comedy will kick in again. I recall when I was with the Dark Side, there was a by election in a significantly Chinese area. To win over the Chinese voters, our Chinese brethren organised a massive dinner on a school padang for about 1000 people. The ‘sponsor’ for the event was some local business organisation. Of course our YBs were present in force to press the flesh.

If anyone can make a Police report it should be the DAP guys cos they are running against the Dark Side in Machap. Anyway my regards to you.

10. ricky - April 11, 2007

Calling all Machap voters. You are very lucky to have it all, money, food, land etc ect….

If you want more of these then tomorrow you must vote for DAP. This seat is only for a very short period only as the GE will be coming very soon.
You must not vote for bn or else you will never get anything more in the coming GE.

Be smart and vote for DAP to get more goodies in the coming GE

11. BIGMAC - April 11, 2007

Lookie here, BN dirty tactics @ Machap:
http://fuziahsalleh2.wordpress.com/

12. monsterball - April 11, 2007

Will do meontor and thanks.

13. shag - April 11, 2007

How about this
“…MCA also organised an open-air karaoke session for the villagers.

According to a party worker, the response was overwhelming and that some 40 residents who had registered to participate were limited to sing only half of their songs due to time constraints.

Each of them would be given RM20 as a token of appreciation for singing in the karaoke session which is very popular among the households here. ”
http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=17577

14. Boss Lepton - April 11, 2007

Discount the ACTs la, they are just there to aksyen only.

BTW, is there any move to nail them down? I don’t think so……

15. Rikey® - April 11, 2007

so desperate for votes to give away RM20???

16. BERSIH police report against KJ & co « elizabeth wong - April 12, 2007

[…] Yesterday, BERSIH – a civil society coalition for clean and fair elections – lodged a police report at the Machap Baru Police Station on corrupt practices, that is ‘treating‘. […]


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