Malaysia does not need to have indelible ink as part of its electoral process because we are not a "third world country", Federal Territories Minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said today.

NONESpeaking to reporters outside of the Dewan Rakyat, Tengku Adnan (left) said that the indelible ink was only agreed upon in the Parliament because "the opposition wanted it."

"They wanted it, so Parliament agreed. But having too much of chemicals in the ink is not good for the health of the people," he said.

"In India, it lasts for one or two months, it is not healthy," he added.