Thursday, September 18, 2014

Police: 12 reports received during #PRKPengkalanKubor by-election campaign

pilihanraya kini     1:00 PM    

Police have received 12 reports related to issues brought up during the Pengkalan Kubor state by-election campaign which entered its fifth day today.
Kelantan Police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim said one report was being investigated under the Sedition Act 1948.
“The other reports were not about defamation and sedition. I advice all parties holding 'ceramah' (talks) not to say things which are libellous as they can divide the people.
“Other than that, we also hope that during the campaign, no banners are displayed containing seditious remarks,” he told reporters at the Pengkalan Kubor Marine Force Base here today.
He said so far 25 talks had been held as part of the by-election campaign.
Mazlan said the police would take action against any organiser of the talks who did not abide by the regulations.
“We want the campaign to be peaceful and harmonious. People who attend the talks should also not park their vehicles haphazardly or bring any dangerous weapons with them.
“They should not destroy or take down party flags which have been hung by the roadside,” he said.
Yesterday, Rantau Panjang Umno Youth head Akbar Salim filed a police report against Kelantan PAS Information chief Datuk Mohd Nasaruddin Daud about a talk the latter held on Sunday which he claimed contained seditious elements. 
The by-election is a three-cornered contest among Mat Razi Mat Ail (rpt) Ail of the BN, Wan Rosdi Wan Ibrahim of PAS and independent Izat Bukhary Ismail Bukhary.
It is being held following the death of the three-term assemblyman, Datuk Noor Zahidi Omar of the BN, on Aug 20.
Noor Zahidi had retained the seat in the general election held last year with a majority of 1,736 votes, beating Saharun Ibrahim of PKR and Izat Bukhary.
PKR has allowed PAS to contest the seat in the by-election.      
Polling is on September 25.


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