SHAH ALAM, May 5 ― The Selangor police are investigating and will take action against individuals responsible for hanging two banners containing insulting words to provoke the security forces early today.
Selangor police Datuk Mazlan Mansor said the police were investigating on the case following a report lodged at 7.30am by a police personnel who discovered the two banners being hung at the entrance to the Selangor Contingent Police headquarters in Section 8 here.
The two banners showed the image of PKR candidate in the Shah Alam parliamentary constituency, Khalid Abdul Samad next to the words that allegedly insulted the police force ― “Polis Malaysia Anjing” (Malaysian police are dogs) and “Polis Anjing Kepada Kerajaan” (Police dogs to the government).
“We suspect the two banners were raised up by irresponsible quarters either at midnight or early this morning. I don’t know what their aims are but it is a criminal act and police have taken them down immediately,” he told reporters at the Selangor IPK polling centre here today.
Meanwhile he said since the eight-day campaign period started, police had received 103 police reports relating to arson, lowering down, scribbling and throwing of red paint on the posters of candidates from various parties as well as defamation cases among parties.
However, he said no arrests were made so far.
Mazlan also advised the public not to be easily swayed by any unverified information, especially recycled issues being spread as it could disrupt public order.
On the early voting process today, he said a total of 17,852 police officers and men cast their vote in the 14th general election in Selangor.
Mazlan said a total of 614 officers and men voted as postal voters yesterday. ― Bernama