Date
26 September 2017
Malaysia's opposition had claimed that faulty indelible ink was one of the reasons for its defeat in the 2013 general election.
Malaysia's opposition had claimed that faulty indelible ink was one of the reasons for its defeat in the 2013 general election.

Malaysia military court sacks election whistle-blower

A Malaysian Air Force officer who leaked information to the media about the alleged use of faulty indelible ink during the nation’s 2013 general election has been sacked, BBC reported on Monday.

An army court ruled that Major Zaidi Ahmad breached military protocol by going to the media, the report said.

The court dropped other charges against the officer but found him guilty of not going through military channels to voice his grievances and leaking a document on the indelible ink to the media without obtaining approval from the Armed Forces, it said.

Major Zaidi said the charges against him were politically motivated.

The officer was dismissed with immediate effect under Section 89 of the Armed Forces Act, the report said, citing Malaysia’s Rakyat Post newspaper.

The opposition coalition had claimed that the use of faulty ink and other fraud cost them victory over Malaysia’s governing coalition in the May 2013 election.

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