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No procession after poll results: police

SUNGAI PETANI, 6 April 2009: The police have advised party candidates and supporters not to hold any processions after the announcement of the Bukit Selambau by-election results.

Kedah police chief Datuk Syed Ismail Syed Azizan said all quarters should respect the by-election results and not create any trouble.

“Police will take stern action against any group holding a victory march and acting provocatively as this can result in fights,” he told reporters, here, today.

He also advised the public not to hand over their identity card to any unknown person on polling day (tomorrow).

Syed Ismail said police had opened three investigation papers following complaints lodged during the by-election campaign period, including over a fight that broke out in Kampung Rusa yesterday evening.

He also expressed disappointment that certain quarters had criticised the large number of police personnel deployed to ensure public order and safety in the Bukit Selambau constituency.

“Our presence to ensure the safety of everyone, unfortunately, has been misconstrued with baseless accusations thrown at the police at almost every ‘ceramah’ (public talk), as if our presence is an interference to them,” he said. — Bernama

 

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