There is already a Ruling (Fatwa) in 2007 concerning the usage of indelible ink for elections.
Why is MP Ibrahim Ali of Perkasa bringing out this statement just to distort/delay the implementation. Read this news : http://malaysiansmustknowthetruth.blogspot.com/2011/12/ibrahim-ali-wants-fatwa-on-indelible.html. SURPRISING that Ibrahim Ali who knows all, does not know about this existing Fatwa. Or is Umno worried and using Ibrahim Ali to raise this issue?
Here is what has been agreed:
The Ruling On Using Indelible Ink In Malaysia Election.
The Special Muzakarah (Conference) of the Fatwa Committee National Council of Islamic Religious Affairs Malaysia held on 8th August 2007 has discussed on the ruling on using indelible ink in Malaysia General Election. Based on explanation and research conducted by experts in chemistry together with evidences brought by the members of the Committee, the Committee has decided that the indelible ink does not contain impure substances that are prohibited according to Islamic law, nor it brings harm to the health and does not impede water to get onto the skin when used. Hence, the use of indelible ink is permissible according to Islamic Law as it does not bring problem to Muslims ritual activities.
However, the Committee has decided that the level of permeability of the indelible ink is limited to the amounts that have been tested by the experts.
source: Malaysia Waves