Sivarraajh lodges report of alleged Camerons vote-buying with MACC

One of the pictures showing people wearing Pakatan Harapan T-shirts apparently distributing money in Cameron Highlands. (Facebook pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Former Cameron Highlands MP C Sivarraajh today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over four instances of alleged vote-buying in the campaign for the by-election there.

“There is no need for me to tell you what wrongdoing and corrupt practices have been carried out.

“You already know this has gone viral on social media,” the MIC leader told reporters outside the MACC headquarters here.

He arrived at 2.20pm accompanied by several party supporters.

Sivarraajh said the report was not made to exact revenge on his political enemies for his disqualification as the Cameron Highlands MP.

Last month, the Election Court revoked Barisan Nasional’s victory in the May 9 general election after it found that money was used during the campaign to buy votes.

Sivarraajh had won the seat in the May 9 general election.

“I did not do this out of revenge. Even though I was victimised, I have no intention of seeking revenge on DAP.

“I am perceived as if I am a terrorist. I can’t contest for five years and can’t vote as well.

“What wrong did I do for it to come down to this?” he asked.

The MACC has said it is investigating pictures showing several people wearing Pakatan Harapan (PH) shirts allegedly handing out money in Cameron Highlands. The pictures have gone viral on social media.

PH has since clarified that the pictures show volunteers being reimbursed for their motorcycle petrol allowances.

The woman leaving after questioning by MACC officers.

Polling for the by-election will be held on Jan 26.

In Tanah Rata, a Pakatan Harapan volunteer alleged to have given out money to residents met with MACC officials tonight.

She arrived at the MACC operations room in Tanah Rata at 7pm and left about three hours later.

The woman, who was accompanied by three supporters, left without making any comments.

DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang had earlier said the volunteer was handing out reimbursements of RM20 each to some 60 Orang Asli motorcyclists who had helped during the nominations on Saturday.