Malaysian Indian voter V. Kumaran had to choose between his T-shirt and his vote in a by-election to parliament held Sunday.
The 29-year-old ethnic Indian arrived at the Kampung Paya Merah polling centre here in a blue T-shirt with the words 'BN' emblazoned on its pocket. BN stands for Barisan Nasional, the ruling alliance that eventually won the Tenang by-election.
He was told that he could not enter wearing the T-shirt proclaiming his political preference.
Kumaran, a first-time voter did not heed the instructions as he proceeded to the polling station. He was keen to cast his vote. More...