PORT DICKSON: Police today reminded supporters of all the candidates in the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election to abide by the law and not be provocative on polling day tomorrow.
Port Dickson Police Chief Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed warned that action will be taken against any individual who made any provocative moves.
Speaking in a press conference here today, he said the police were prepared to handle the Port Dickson by-election.
“All preparations have been made, with sufficient personnel and logistics, and the police will monitor security in the voting centres,” he said.
Aidi Sham said 800 police personnel from the Port Dickson District Police Headquarters and all the contingents in Negeri Sembilan have been mobilised to help ensure a smooth voting process as well as to ensure security.
He added that security has also been tightened in three hot locations where there could potentially be trouble or tension, namely Bukit Pelanduk, Pekan Lukut and Linggi.
“The cooperation of all parties, especially the candidates and their representatives, is needed to control their supporters. The public is also advised to abide by the regulations set by the authorities in order to maintain harmony and peace at all the polling centres,” he said.
Aidi Sham added that the use of drones is also not permitted on polling day and action will be taken against anyone found using them.
He added that so far, 48 police reports have been lodged and 141 applications for permits approved.
The parliamentary seat was vacated by its incumbent Datuk Danyal Balagopal Abdullah, 68, on Sept 12 Sept to enable Anwar Ibrahim to contest and return to Dewan Rakyat.
In the 14th general election, Danyal Balagopal won the seat with a comfortable majority of 17,710 votes, defeating BN candidate Datuk V.S.Mogan and Mahfuz Roslan from PAS. - Bernama