PETALING JAYA, April 16 — Police have identified certain individuals who may try to hinder the smooth running of the campaigns during the by-election for the Hulu Selangor Parliamentary constituency.
“They are identified as rabble-rousers. When they start doing things (that may jeopardise public peace), we will not hesitate to take action,” said Selangor Police Chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar.
He disclosed this to reporters when observing the implementation of the closed-circuit TV (CCTV) camera together with Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop at the Petaling Jaya District Police Headquarters, here today.
He said police did not rule out the possibility that these groups were also involved in the spreading of slanderous statements via the short messaging service (SMS) as well as in the blogs to influence and hinder the 64,500 voters in the Hulu Selangor constituency.
Nomination day for the by-election is tomorrow while polling day will be on April 25.
“Police personnel have already been deployed to monitor and detain them if their action jeopardise public order,” Khalid said.
Earlier at the function, Abu Seman said the Home Ministry was now concentrating on increasing the installation and integration of the CCTVs as part of the efforts to check crime.
“For example, the existing CCTVs will be integrated directly with the nearby Contingent Police Headquarters so that immediate action could be taken to detain criminals who had been tracked down,” he said. — Bernama
Police identify potential rabble-rousers in Hulu Selangor