Monitors Say Ink Test Was for Transparency, Not Turmoil
Election monitors say a test of election ink that found it easily washable, and therefore a concern for fraudulent voting, was made in the spirit of transparency, and not to create "turmoil" ahead of Sunday's polls. The election watchdog Comfrel on Friday tested the ink, provided by the National Election Committee, and found it could be easily washed off the fingers of voters, which would allow some people to vote more than once. Typically, voters are required to dip an index finger in indelible ink, which prevents them from voting again. But Comfrel staff found the ink was easy to wash off within "minutes." VOA Khmer's Sok Khemara reports from Washington.