From The Yomiuri Shimbun
A former senior Fukui city official and two others have been arrested on suspicion of violating the Public Offices Election Law by placing the name of a particular Fukui City Assembly election candidate on the absentee ballots of elderly nursing care facility residents, police said.
According to the police, the three are Shonen Biyama, 63, the former head of the Fukui city government's health and welfare division and former adviser to the facility; nurse Hiroko Sakai, 59; and dietitian Reiko Maeda, 38.
The three allegedly fabricated the ballots of elderly residents of the Silver Villa Iwai nursing care facility in the city and sent them on April 17.
About 100 people are registered as residents of the facility, with 74 of them found to have voted by absentee ballot.
After retiring from the city government in March 2004, Biyama had served as an adviser to the facility until late April.
(May. 1, 2007)
FUKUI-ken is a prefecture in Honshu, the main and biggest island in Japan, northwest of Tokyo. It faces Japan Sea.
READING this news made me think:
Mabuti pa sa Japan, nakikita ng awtoridad ang mga mandaraya.
Arestado pa yan, ha!?
Sa Bayang Sinilangan, ganun din kaya?