KUALA LUMPUR: Cameron Highlands MP Datuk C. Sivarraajh (pic) refused to give money or buy orang as captains to persuade them to vote for him in GE14.
He said that no bribery law took place during meetings on April 28, 3, 6, 7, 8 and 9 this year, as claimed by the petitioner M. Manogaran – the DAP candidate for Cameron Highlands.
Even if he gave money, he said that it was at the request of the captains for Orang Asli and their villages.
"I had never asked or forced to vote for me when I was giving help, and I did not know whether they were registered voters or not before they provided the assistance.
"I tried to help anyone who came during the six occasions, no matter where they came from," he said when he testified at the hearing on an election application submitted by Manogaran.
Manogaran filed the petition to destroy the general election results. He named MICs Sivarraajh as the respondent.
Counsel Datuk V. Manokaran performed for Manogaran while Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun for Sivarraajh. The hearing continues today.