Cameron Highlands: 17 police reports lodged in 10 days

Police have received a total of 17 reports as campaign period for the Cameron Highlands by-election entered its 10th day today, says District police chief Deputy Superintendent Ashari Abu Samah.

On the case of money being disbursed by a party worker on nomination day, he said the matter had been handed over to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).

On tomorrow’s early voting, Ashari said 247 police personnel cast their vote tomorrow at voting centres in Brinchang and Sg Koyan police stations.


CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Police have received a total of 17 reports as campaign period for the Cameron Highlands by-election entered its 10th day today.

District police chief Deputy Superintendent Ashari Abu Samah said the reports were lodged by both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan.

The latest was by BN candidate, Ramli Mohd Noor.


He said the reports lodged comprised four main issues – payment of money, posters and tents being damaged, viraling of ballot paper being issued and the latest involved an ‘attack’ at Sg Koyan which was received from Ramli.

“From the total, only one investigation paper has been opened under Section 5(6)(b) of the Election Offences Act 1954. This is in relation with the issuance of the ballot paper which had gone viral,” he said.

Ashari was speaking to reporters at a press conference held at the media centre, here, today.

On the case of money being disbursed by a party worker on nomination day, he said the matter had been handed over to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).

Ashari also said that, to date, they had received 41 permit applications to hold ‘ceramah’ from the contesting parties.

“Sixteen applications was made by Pakatan Harapan while 25 others by BN,” he said, adding that so far there has been no violation of conditions involved in the holding of ceramah’s by BN and PH.

Touching on security ahead of the polling day this Saturday, he said, police would beef up the security level at all Voting District Centres (PDMs).

“So far, the campaign process is going on well. Thank you to all parties who are contesting for their cooperation.

“However, in the coming three or four days, the campaigning may warm up due to the presence of government and opposition leaders as well as Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who is scheduled to be here on Friday.

On tomorrow’s early voting, Ashari said 247 police personnel cast their vote tomorrow at voting centres in Brinchang and Sg Koyan police stations.

The polling station at the Brinchang police station will be opened at 8am and closed at 5pm, while the polling station at Sungai Koyan police Station from 8am to 2pm.

Source: NST Online


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