Pahang MB urges calm after scuffle


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019

Token of appreciation: Wan Rosdy (left) receiving a souvenir from Cameron Highlands District Council president Datuk Zainal Abidin Md Amin after launching the Puncak Arabella Hall in Tanah Rata.

Reports by IVAN LOH and ONG HAN SEAN 

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail has urged Barisan Nasional by-election campaign supporters to stay calm following an alleged scuffle between them and Pakatan Hara­pan supporters in Kuala Lipis.

He said he was informed that Barisan’s by-election candidate Ramli Mohd Nor had lodged a police report on the incident, which occurred near Kampung Dayok near Kuala Lipis on Sunday.

“We will just leave it to the police and wait for the next course of action,” he told reporters after launching the Puncak Arabella Hall here yesterday.

According to the police report lodged by Ramli yesterday, the incident occurred at about 6pm.

Ramli had just finished campaigning near Pos Lejang and Pos Titom in Kuala Lipis when their motorcade crossed paths with Pakatan supporters near Kampung Dayok.

He said a man was seen standing in the middle of the road and blocking their way.

“He was telling us in an aggressive manner to hand over a smartphone which belonged to one of my campaign assistants,” said Ramli in the report.

“I got out of the car to help diffuse the situation, only to find out that the man was Deputy Water, Land and Natural Resources Min­ister Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji.

“He then tried to provoke us by getting into our car with the intention of grabbing my assistant’s phone.

“He also used vulgar words to scold the passengers in the car,” he said in the report.

The incident is believed to have taken place after Barisan campaigners found a 4WD vehicle that was allegedly used by Pakatan for by-election campaigning here.

A video clip on the incident has gone viral, which Ramli also reported to the police.

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