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Election Commission (EC) chairman said yesterday that the following are not vote buying or bribing the voters:

1. Development promises by ministers to voters during an election

2. Allocations, given out in kind by ministers during elections

because, the Tan Sri said,

ministers and functionaries, people connected to the government, they’re doing their job.

and, he added,

vote-buying was not the EC’s problem.

By the way, the newspaper just reported:

In the recently-concluded Machap by-election in Malacca, voters benefitted from newly-paved roads, hundreds of new street lamps, and a RM1.2 million recreational area near the Durian Tunggal dam.

Other development goodies were also announced by the Barisan Nasional leadership, including 102 grants for housing lots for second-generation settler families at Felda Tun Ghafar Machap, and a RM3.7 million allocation to Felda Machap to upgrade water pipes, construct a multi-purpose hall and repair a mosque.