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Cops will stop ceramah which incite and slander

PENANG, 25 May 2009: Police will stop ‘ceramahs’ (political rallies) which incite and slander others during campaigning for the Penanti by-election.

Media relations officer Supt Shaharon Anuar Abdul Latif said this was because parties and candidates should not contravene the conditions in the ceramah permits.

“Police will move in and stop ceramahs that incite and slander other people,” he told a press conference here today.

He said police would be deployed at ceramahs to ensure security and urged candidates and supporters to abide by the conditions stipulated.

“They must refrain from spreading lies. Those who flout the law will be hauled up under Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act 1955 and Section 105 of the Criminal Procedure Code.”

Shaharon Anuar said 21 ceramahs have been held, all with police permits, and that they were conducted in accordance with the law. — Bernama

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3 Responses to “Cops will stop ceramah which incite and slander”

  1. Sam says:

    “slander other people”? ” must refrain from spreading lies”?

    Who decides what is ‘slander’?
    Who decides if what is said is a lie?

  2. maat says:

    Police interpret what is slander, so probably every word the opposition politicians utter is slander in their eyes.

  3. james au says:

    The image and integrity of the police has already been tarnished judging from the recent spate of unwarranted arrests and harassment of ordinary citizens. From illegally barging through the Perak state assembly, unlawful trespassing into the DAP HQ, arresting ordinary citizens holding birthday parties…and so on. What’s next? Why don’t they spend more time to tackle the rising crime rate in the country which is getting out of hand.

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