Thursday, 2 May 2013

On the Indelible Ink issue - GE13 Malaysia

I'm just thinking out loud here.

With many of us having access to a camera phone, and there being some reports (Al-Jazeera) of the indelible ink coming off easily, would you join me in this experiment?
Take one photo of your finger after you vote on 05/5/2013. 
Take a second photo on the day the ink disappears (whether by you purposely trying to get it off; or just by doing daily chores, work, etc.)

Make a statutory declaration (SD) if the ink goes off too soon (i.e. less than 24/48/72 hours, according to your preference) - a sample SD is available here. Give that SD to your favourite political party or Bersih.  I'm sure they'll appreciate it and know what to do next.  They may call you to assist in possible court case(s) thereafter.

What will it cost you?
  • Time to take photos: about 2 minutes (1 minute for each photo)
  • Time to fill up SD: About 5 minutes
  • Cost of printing photos: Roughly RM2 (RM1 per photo at any photo shop with a kiosk to print from smartphones)
  • Cost of printing SD & affirming it: About RM10
  • Cost of sending it to political party or Bersih: About RM5 by hand or registered mail. Time taken varies from 30 minutes to 1 hour plus.
  • Time to attend court case: Varies from 1 day to many days.
Value to democracy: PRICELESS

Join me, if you really care, and are concerned about the “delibility” of the indelible ink.

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