Negri cops arrest two men for allegedly stopping police car during Rantau polls

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  • Sunday, 14 Apr 2019

PETALING JAYA: Negri Sembilan police have detained two men for allegedly stopping and inspecting a Mobile Patrol Vehicle (MPV) during the Rantau by-election on Saturday (April 13).

"They were detained at about noon on Sunday (April 14) at separate locations.

"The first suspect is a 52-year-old car salesman, while another is a 36-year-old lorry driver," said acting state police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop.

He added police are still looking for three others, believed to be involved in the incident.

Commenting on Saturday's incident, he said it occurred at about 6pm, in front of SJKC Chung Hua.

"The MPV was there to facilitate traffic in the area," he said when contacted.

He said the five men, who suspected the police unit of carrying ballot boxes, had no right to stop and inspect a police vehicle.

"At the same time, my men should not have allowed it to happen, but they did so, as they do not want to cause a commotion.

"When the car boot was opened, only a medical case and security equipment were there," he said.

The video of the incident has recently gone viral, with many online comments calling for stern action against the culprits.
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