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Get permits to hold gatherings, political parties reminded

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

GE14 | All political parties contesting in the 14th general election have been reminded to apply for permits if they wish to hold any gathering or talk to ensure their campaigns are run in a peaceful manner.

Pahang police chief Rosli Ab Rahman said he also hoped that those involved in the campaigning complied with the rules and did not cause any provocation which could trigger chaos during the period.

"During election time, the Election Act will be enforced by the police, including in terms of holding a gathering, which requires special permits.

"Through the permit application, we will look at the suitability (of holding the gathering) from various aspects, among them the location, traffic concerns and public safety, before approving it," he told a press conference during a visit to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital, held in conjunction with the 211th Police Day in Kuantan today.

Also present were hospital director Dr Norazmi Abdullah, Pahang police deputy chief Jamaludin Kudin and state CID chief Othman Nanyan.

In the programme which is held annually, police officers from the Pahang police headquarters visited patients and children at the hospital’s Ward 4A to distribute gifts and cash aid.

The Election Commission has set April 28 as nomination day, followed by polling on May 9 in GE14. Early voting is on May 5.

- Bernama

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