Don’t create trouble, MB warns Selangor PKR delegates

PKR voters casting their votes in Pahang. (Facebook pic)

KUALA SELANGOR: Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari today warned PKR delegates not to cause any commotion during the PKR election in the state.

PKR elections for Selangor will take place on Oct 14, 21 and 28 in several districts, including Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam.

Amirudin said PKR would not hesitate to take firm action against any of the delegates if they were involved in a fracas.

“We will hold a special meeting before the election to draw up suitable measures to ensure the elections take place smoothly, especially during the polling process.

“We will take firm action against troublemakers.

“The party has shown earlier it would sack them if they act abusively during the election,” he said after launching the 2018 Xploride Bukit Melawati cycling programme here.

Present was Bukit Melawati assemblywoman Juwairiya Zulkifli.

Amirudin, who is contesting for a Central Leadership Council seat, said he would also place police personnel around the polling stations to ensure commotions, as seen in Penang and Kedah, did not take place.

“We have given the election schedule to the police.

“We want peaceful elections in the state,” he said.

Recently, in Penang and Kedah, some PKR delegates were hurt in commotions during the party elections when some members became unhappy with the e-voting system being used for the first time.

In PAHANG, about 20,000 members are qualified to vote in the polls today.

State PKR chief coordinator R Nadarajan said the election would involve 14 divisions, namely Kuantan, Indera Mahkota, Paya Besar, Pekan, Rompin, Lipis, Raub, Jerantut, Temerloh, Bera, Bentong, Kuala Krau, Maran and Cameron Highlands.

So far, Kuantan, Indera Mahkota, Pekan, Cameron Highlands and Kuala Krau have seen the candidates for the division chief posts win uncontested.

“The polling process will take place from 10am to 5pm, using the e-voting system.

“We expect the results to be officially known two hours after the end of the voting period.”

Nadarajan said among the hot spots in this year’s party election were Paya Besar, Temerloh and Jerantut, due to the large number of voters involved.

He said Bera had also been deemed a hotspot as one of the candidates for the division chief post was allegedly involved in a power abuse case recently.

“In order to avoid any untoward incident and to ensure voters’ safety, we have sought help from police and Rela to control security at polling centres,” he said.