Fake Viral Message on Polling Day Dress Code

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You don’t have to follow government office dress code when you cast your vote, but no clothing with party logo or candidate’s name.

Saw Siow Feng

 Messages have been circulating on social media alleging that voters must wear office attire or they will be denied entry at polling stations on May 9.

In a statement today, the Election Commission (EC) disputed the messages, saying they are fake news.

“EC has never and will not prevent a voter from entering a voting centre as long as the person is not in violation of Section 26 (1)(g) of the Election Offences Act 1954,” chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah said.

Section 26 (1)(g) stipulates that a voter would be prevented from entering a voting centre if he or she wears clothes and paraphernalia which feature the name of a candidate or party logo.