SUNGAI BESAR: Selangor police chief Abu Samah Mat has warned political parties at the Sungai Besar by-election not to organise any parades today in celebration or to provoke their rivals.
He said the by-election campaign so far had been incident-free and he urged all parties to keep up the political maturity displayed since nomination day.
“We don’t want anyone to have a celebratory gathering. That is not allowed and it’s not legal. They can celebrate in a quiet way. We want to avoid (gatherings) because it (might) trigger or spark some unwanted incidents,” he said at a press conference at Sabak Bernam district police headquarters.
Police have received only 29 reports since nomination day on June 4, including a complaint today from a voter in Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Leman about indelible ink. The matter is being investigated.
Other cases involved the use of unauthorised “gliders” during nomination, complaints about ceramah, flag burning and vandalised posters.
“We have investigated 10 reports. But the others are small cases, and four cases have already been closed. We need to do further investigation on the rest,” he said.
The Election Commission reported that 58 percent of the 42,836 registered voters in Sungai Besar had cast their vote up to 2pm today. The 30 polling stations in 28 polling districts in Sungai Panjang and Sekincan will close at 5pm today.
The winner will be announced at Dewan Seri Bernam.