Johor Polls: Police Received 140 Reports, 37 Investigation Papers Opened

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Johor CPO Kamarul Zaman Mamat said police received 140 reports - Bernama pic.

Investigation papers were also opened for holding talks without a permit, flouting the Covid-19 standard operating procedures and posting defamatory statements on social media

BATU PAHAT – Johor police have received 140 reports for various offences during the Johor state election campaign period from Feb 26 until yesterday.

Johor police chief Kamarul Zaman Mamat said 37 investigations were opened, 13 of which were offences under Section 427 of the Penal Code for destroying political parties’ posters or banners.

Investigation papers were also opened for holding talks without a permit, flouting the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to check the spread of Covid-19 and posting defamatory statements on social media.

According to the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama), speaking to the media after his briefing with officers and police personnel in conjunction with the Johor election at Dewan Sultan Ibrahim, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) here on Friday (11 March), he said police have identified 17 hotspots and 10,988 police personnel would be on standby to maintain public order and ensure the polling process runs smoothly today.

In addition, he said 112 teams known as ‘Pasukan Cantas PRN Johor’ involving 448 officers and members have been deployed to conduct intelligence activities and maintain security.

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