KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — Hong Kong actor and singer Jordan Chan faces a possible six months jail for posting an image of his ballot paper for the island state's district council elections on social media.
Hong Kong daily Ming Pao reported that the pro-China artiste had posted the picture on his Weibo account where he hashtagged the captions “Be an upright Hong Kong citizen” and “Keep it up Hong Kong.”
The picture was, however, removed 30 minutes later and was replaced with another picture with a new hashtag “I have done my duty as a Hong Kong citizen.”
— haileykh (@haileykh3) November 24, 2019
Can even attach a photo, because HK celebrity Jordan Chan - and member of the Huizhou Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference - took a photo at the booth against the rules and uploaded it to Weibo... pic.twitter.com/GwrC5hrKOE— Rachel Cheung (@rachel_cheung1) November 24, 2019
Screenshots of his now-deleted Weibo posting, have been circulating on other social media platforms with many criticising Chan and calling for action to be taken against him.
Under the Electoral Affairs Commission (Electoral Procedure) (District Council) Regulation, those who take film, photo, audio or video on election day can be fined and jailed six months.