This was clearly going against the election code of ethics which prohibits candidates and their party or election workers from using government buildings for campaigning unless written permission has been obtained. They are also barred from using vehicles or communication devices belonging to the state or government.
HOwever, the Election Commission said it cannot disqualify the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Batu Talam by-election because it has no power to act on complaints based on its election code of ethics. “The code of ethics is just a guideline for candidates contesting in the election, we can’t disqualify anyone based on that,” returning officer Abdul Kadir Awang Bakar told malaysiakini.
Last week, BM was very upset that 85% of bumi projects flowed to other groups. Two days later, Finance Ministry came up with a solution to curb these practices - an official declaration (akuan rasmi).
PUTRAJAYA: The Finance Ministry has made it compulsory for Bumiputeras awarded government contracts to sign an official declaration (akuan rasmi) not to sell the contracts to others.The contractors must sign the declaration before the letter of offer is issued.
Lulu wonders if this declaration will end up like the election code of ethics - no power to act, just a guideline, can’t disqualify anyone.