Probe PM for alleged ‘inducement of voters’, Bersih tells MACC

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin (second from left) at a function in Beaufort, Sabah yesterday. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: Electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to probe the alleged inducement of voters by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.

In a statement today, Bersih cited news reports of Muhyiddin handing over mock cheques amounting to more than RM60 million to representatives of fishermen and farmers at an event in Beaufort, Sabah, yesterday.

“Section 10(a) of the Election Offences Act 1954 states that anyone who during an election gives money or any valuable consideration to induce any voters to vote for a candidate is deemed to have committed the offence of bribery.

“It was also reported that in his (Muhyiddin’s) speech at the Beaufort event he reiterated his call that the people of Sabah should vote for the same parties which hold power in Putrajaya.”

Bersih claimed Muhyiddin was trying to induce voters in Sabah to vote for parties and candidates aligned to the Perikatan Nasional government.

It also urged the public present at the said event to lodge police reports of what they had heard.