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Campaign worker slapped over party flags

KUALA TERENGGANU, 14 Jan 2009: A campaign worker was slapped by a worker from another party as he was putting up party flags near a school early today.

Terengganu police chief Mohd Shukri Dahlan said the victim was putting up  flags near Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Paloh at 1.15am when he was approached a worker form another party asking him not to put up the flags.

“The victim then followed the man to the party’s operation room where he was again told not to put up the flags.

“As he was leaving, the man suddenly slapped him in the face. The assailant later apologised for the act.”

Mohd Shukri said the 29 year-old victim then lodged a report at Cabang Tiga police station. Police was investigating the case under section 332 of Penal Code.

He warned party supporters that campaigning using large screens placed atop lorries or container lorries was an offence and should be stopped.

Police had removed 660 flags and 21 posters of Barisan Nasional (BN) and PAS for contravening the election rules. — Bernama


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