PDRM: 3 Kedahans Can't Vote Because Their Names Have Allegedly Been Used

The cases are currently being investigated under Section 7 of the Election Offences Act 1954.

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The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) has received three police reports regarding electorates not being able to vote in the Kedah state election because their names have allegedly been used by others

In a Facebook post today, 12 August, Kedah police chief CP Datuk Fisol Salleh said the police have received three suspected cases of identity theft as of 2pm today.

"The first case involved a woman who was dissatisfied when she was informed by the Election Commission (EC) officer at the polling station that her name had been marked as 'voted', which caused her to be unable to cast her vote.

"She believes her name has been misused by irresponsible parties. The incident happened at a national school in the Kulim district at 8.50am," Fisol said in a statement.

The second case involved a man, who also voted in the Kulim district

The police commissioner said the third case involved a woman in the Kuala Muda district at 10am.

Following the reports, the police have opened investigation papers under Section 7 of the Election Offences Act 1954.

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