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Indonesia Probes Election Fraud in Malaysia

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The General Election Commission office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The General Election Commission office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg
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Indonesia’s election commission ordered an investigation into reports that thousands of ballots have been cast by the diaspora in Malaysia days before overseas polling opened, prompting opposition calls for heightened vigilance in next week’s vote.

The agency aims to complete the probe by Saturday, Tempo newspaper reported, citing Commissioner Hasyim Asyari. The commission is also collecting information about the alleged discovery of several bags of votes already cast in favor of incumbent president Joko Widodo and some legislative candidates in Selangor in Malaysia, Kompas.com reported.