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Tuesday November 5, 2013 MYT 7:42:11 AM
A policeman controlling the crowd in front of SMK Sg Limau in Sungai Limau Dalam.
YAN: Sporadic reports of skirmishes and massive traffic jams along the main roads marred an otherwise smooth polling day in Sungai Limau.
Tensions ran high in several locations in the constituency, such as Sungai Limau, Sungai Dedap and Ulu Sedaka, while traffic was reduced to a crawl for more than 20km, stretching from Sala to Dulang.
In Ulu Sedaka, a Wanita Umno member lodged a report at the Guar Chempedak police station, claiming that she was punched by a PAS supporter, following a dispute.
Norsidah Abu Bakar, 50, said she was standing with other Barisan Nasional workers near SK Ulu Sedaka at about 9am when a group of PAS supporters told them to move.
“We refused because we were there first. A policeman then came to help resolve the situation and gave us guidelines as to where we should stand.
“Suddenly, one of the PAS supporters threw a punch at me. I was hit on my right eye. I felt dizzy and fell down to the ground,” said the Batu Umno committee member after receiving outpatient treatment at the Yan Hospital.
Kedah police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Ahmad Ibrahim said police had gathered information over the incident, adding that it was being investigated under Section 354 of the Penal Code for outraging modesty.
Police have detained a man in relation to the incident.
Later, Barisan Nasional candidate Dr Ahmad Sohaimi Lazim alleged that his Honda CRV was set upon by PAS supporters while it was parked not far from the SK Sungai Dedap polling station.
Sungai Dedap, one of 19 polling districts in Sungai Limau, is generally regarded as a PAS stronghold.
Tempers also flared in the Sungai Limau polling district where PAS won by a razor thin 12-vote majority in the last general election.
Police were quick to avert a brawl after Barisan and PAS supporters went into a shoving match outside SK Sungai Limau.
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