Sanusi allegedly shows marked ballot paper to media
The Straits Times|August 13, 2023
Some election irregularities were reported while Malaysian state polls were under way on Saturday, including popular opposition politician Sanusi Md Nor allegedly showing his marked ballot paper to the media before casting his vote into the ballot box.
Eileen Ng
Sanusi allegedly shows marked ballot paper to media

GEORGE TOWN - His actions are said to have taken place at llam at a polling centre in Kedah, where he is defending his Jeneri state seat.

Voting has to be secret, and the caretaker Kedah Menteri Besar could be found liable for his actions under the Election Offences Act 1954, which provides for a fine up to RM3,000 (S$884), a maximum jail term of one year, or both.

This is not the first time an election candidate has shown who he voted for.

In the 2013 Kuala Besut by-election in Terengganu, the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate, Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abdul Rahman, showed who he had voted for in his ballot paper.

The Election Commission (EC) then rebuked him for his "inappropriate" action, saying that every vote was "secret".

This story is from the August 13, 2023 edition of The Straits Times.

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