Takiyuddin told not to make an issue of police presence

Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and (right) Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.

PETALING JAYA: Claims by a PAS leader of an “extraordinary police presence” at Perikatan Nasional campaign activities in Pelangai is an attempt to create confusion among the people, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The Umno president was responding to a statement made by PAS secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan who claimed there was an “extraordinary attendance” of members of the authorities monitoring the coalition’s campaigns in Pelangai.

Ahmad Zahid advised Takiyuddin not to question the professionalism of the police force.

“Members of the police force are very professional. They will strive to accommodate any political party and candidates in their campaigns.

“Do not question the professionalism of our law enforcement agencies, especially the police,” he was quoted as saying during a press conference at Felda Chemomoi, Bentong, yesterday.

On Friday, Takiyuddin claimed that the “extraordinary police presence” at Perikatan campaigns in Pelangai has created a feeling of “unrest” among the locals.

The Kota Baru MP also claimed that police personnel had followed members of Perikatan machinery and its candidate Kasim Samat during his walkabouts and house-to-house visits.

The Pelangai by-election is set to see a three-cornered fight among Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Amizar Abu Adam, Kasim Samat from Perikatan and independent candidate Haslihelmy DM Zulhasli.

Polling day is set for Oct 7 while early voting is on Oct 3.

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