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BN broke election laws with RM1.5b funding, claims DAP

Terence Tang  |  Published:  |  Modified:

A DAP lawmaker has alleged that BN has broken election laws by spending RM1.5 billion during the 13th general election (May 5, 2013).

According to Ng Wei Aik (Tanjong MP), the ruling coalition had not abided by the Election Offences Act 1954 under Section 19(1), which specifically stated that “the amount allowed for campaigning in the general election must not exceed RM200,000 (for a member of parliament candidate) and RM100,000 (for a state assembly candidate)”.

“As BN had contested in a total of 222 parliamentary seats and 505 state assembly seats over 12 states during the last general election, the maximum amount of campaign funds they were allowed to spend were RM44.44 million (parliament candidacies) and RM50.5 million (state assembly candidacies) which total up to RM94.9 million,” he said in a report submitted to MACC chairman Mohd Hashim Abdullah today.

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