JOHOR BARU: Some 160 reports related to political matters and the May 5 general election (GE13) have been received by the police in the past two weeks.
They included incidents of burning of political party flags, riots and holding ceramah without prior notice to the police.
Johor police spokesperson Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Ahmad said that the cases happened between April 4 and 18.
Of the total, 62 cases have been investigated and the reports had been handed over to the deputy prosecuting officers' office for further action.
“No one has been arrested but we will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that the people are safe, especially during the general election period,” he said.
He added that several main roads statewide would be closed from 7am to about 1pm on nomination day. They include roads in Segamat, Sekijang, Labis, Pontian and Pulai Sebatang.
ACP Abdul Aziz also urged road users to cooperate with traffic policemen on the road diversion and alternative routes on Saturday.
“Some of the roads will be closed entirely while others will be temporarily converted into one-way streets,” he said.
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