EC keeping video recording of electoral process

BESUT, Malaysia - The Kuala Besut by-election process is being recorded on video by the Election Commission (EC) for future reference.

EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said the commission wanted to make the Kuala Besut polls as a "model by-election".

He said the video could also be used when training commission staff.

"The whole process, starting from nomination to early voting to polling day and to vote counting, will be filmed by us," he said yesterday.

Wan Ahmad said that so far, things were proceeding smoothly with supporters being well-behaved and causing no disruption.

"We hope it will be smooth like this until polling on July 24," he said.

Wan Ahmad reminded supporters not to put up offensive or provocative mock-ups and effigies, especially along roads, as was the case during the last general election.

"I even saw a replica of a giant underwear, which is not pleasant. We do not want any of these," he said, adding that candidates would be instructed to remove anything deemed offensive within 24 hours.