Bersih says it is an election offence to don any apparel or clothing with a party symbol or logo at a polling centre.
PETALING JAYA: Electoral watchdog Bersih has urged the authorities to investigate PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang for wearing a vest bearing the party logo while casting his vote today.
A Twitter user posted a picture of Hadi casting his ballot at a polling station in a green vest which bore the PAS logo.
“This is clearly an election offence, to wear any apparel or clothing with a party symbol or logo into a polling centre,” Bersih chairman Thomas Fann told FMT.
He said the Election Commission (EC) and police should investigate and take action.
Fann said that under Section 26(1)(g) of the Election Offences Act 1954, voters are not allowed to wear, hold or carry any form of clothing or item which shows the name of a candidate, emblem or symbol of any political party while voting or within 50m of a polling station.
Any person who contravenes the section may be punished with imprisonment for up to one year, a fine of not more than RM5,000, or both, upon conviction.