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Smudge on Malaysia polls pledge

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Malaysia's opposition and clean-polls activists said Wednesday the integrity of weekend elections was in doubt after revelations that indelible ink meant to prevent fraud was easily washed off. 

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim (C) chats to a group of villagers in Teluk Bahang, Penang island, April 29, 2013. Malaysia's opposition and clean-polls activists said Wednesday the integrity of weekend elections was in doubt after revelations that indelible ink meant to prevent fraud was easily washed off.

Pressured by huge demonstrations for free and fair polls in recent years, the country's long-ruling government is introducing indelible ink in Sunday's vote, the first in history in which the opposition has a chance of winning power.

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