The chairman of Malaysia's Election Commission (EC) has said that a previously touted biometric system could prevent election irregularities that occurred last week. Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said that while his commission had previously propsed biometric voting, that political parties had rejected the idea.”This results in other people voting with that old IC and this results in multiple voters. But because of the ink, the second person can't vote as the IC was already used. “When you make a report and get a replacement IC, the number is the same, this is why there are multiple IC holders,” he said at a press conference.In 2013, the EC announced that it was looking into replacing indelible ink with a biometric system.”Using indelible ink (which was mooted by the Opposition) is retrogressive. Only third-world countries use it. We have the best database of citizens. So, why should we use indelible ink like a third-world country?” said deputy EC chairman Datuk Wira Wan Ahmad Wan Omar at the time.