Today the Malaysian government announced that it would not be using indelible ink to mark the fingers of voters in the forthcoming election

Having spent 2.4 million Malaysian ringgits to buy 48,000 bottles of the ink, the Election Commission has discovered that it is unconstitutional to use indelible ink

The Election Commission chairman, Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman, was quoted in the local paper as saying: “In the beginning, we thought it was just an ordinary process that we could just introduce but then we realised, after getting all the necessary advice from the legal experts, that we would have to take a look at the Constitution”.

Hello? Didn’t anyone think about asking the lawyers BEFORE spending RM2.4 million?

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