Sanusi perpetuates denial of controversial acts, attributing blame to media

CARETAKER Kedah mentri besar Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor clarified that he had no intention to show his marked ballot paper to the media before placing it into the ballot box at the state polls on Saturday (Aug 12), an offence punishable by law.However, this time, the Kedah PAS hero insisted it was not his intention to show the ballot paper to the world but he did so inadvertently by responding to repeated requests from the media.In the recent past, PAS MP and party leaders made certain comments or posted controversial materials and fake news that they later blamed on the page admin.In Sanusi’s case here, he claimed that the ballot paper was accidentally exposed while he was entertaining requests from members of the media for him to pose for pictures.“It wasn’t my intention to show the ballot paper.. but when I turned here and there (for pictures), the ballot paper opens. I don’t intend to show it…it just happened,” he told the media on Saturday night (Aug 12).Earlier, a picture of Sanusi showing off his marked ballot paper went viral on social media.The authorities said this was an offence under Section 39 of the Election Offences Act 1954. The section states that no elector who has voted at any election shall, in any proceeding to question the election, be required to state for whom he has voted.Under the Act, such an offence is punishable with a maximum jail term of one year and a fine of up to RM3,000 or both upon conviction. – Aug 13, 2023


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