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Sandakan by-election campaign: police get 11 reports, open five investigations

Bernama

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SANDAKAN POLLS | Police have so far received 11 reports and opened five investigations relating to campaigning in the Sandakan parliamentary by-election since April 27.

Sabah police commissioner Omar Mammah (above) said one investigation paper was being conducted under Section 24B (3) of the Election Offences Act 1954 with two cases under Section 427 of the Penal Code and one case each under Section 426 of the Penal Code and Section 504 of the Penal Code.

“However, as a whole, the Sandakan parliamentary by-election proceeded smoothly and the police have the situation well-controlled. I hope the event would continue with no untoward incidents until the end of the by-election,” he told reporters in Kota Kinabalu today.

He said more than 1,000 police personnel have been mobilised to keep the situation under control until polling day on May 11.

Omar also advised all candidates to comply with the rules and regulations as well as the conditions of the permits issued.

The Sandakan by-election is being held following the death of Stephen Wong believed to be due to a heart attack on March 28.

- Bernama

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