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Woman told to vote certain party to get loan

Written by: MT Reader | 28 Feb 2019 14:51
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28 Feb 2019 14:51
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The owner of a laundry lodged a report today claiming she was told to vote for a certain party if she wanted her loan application to be approved.

The 40-year-old woman had submitted her loan application through a government agency yesterday.

However, she claimed she was told at the agency’s office in Beranang that the only way her loan would be approved was if she voted for a particular political party in the Semenyih by-election, in which she is a registered voter.

Kajang deputy police chief Superintendent Mohd Sabri Abdullah confirmed that the woman lodged a police report on Wednesday afternoon at the Semeyih police station.

“She lodged a police report over the threat, stating that she was concerned for her safety and that of her family.

“The case will be investigated under Section 9 of the Election Offences 1954 for undue influence,” he told a press conference at the Semenyih police headquarters on Thursday.

According to The New Straits Times, Mohd Sabri was unable to disclose more information on the woman’s claims, stating that it is under investigation.

He said the report is one of three new investigation papers opened in relation to the Semenyih by-election.

The two other police reports touch on the existence of provocative banners during campaigning, which is being investigated under the Section 4(a) Election offences 1954, and Section 505 in the Penal Code.

Mohd Sabri said 35 police reports have been made and 11 investigation papers opened since nomination day on Feb 16.

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