Police receive 8 reports since campaign for GE14 begins


Eight police reports have been lodged with the Kuala Lumpur (KL) police in connection with the 14th General Election (GE14) since the campaign period began last Saturday.

KL police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said two of the cases involved political talks allegedly held without a permit, and one for mischief involving fire.

He said there were also three cases for trespassing, one under the Anti-Fake News Act 2018 and one involving an inquiry against the police.

“For the fake news case, it involves a claim by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the jet, which he had chartered to fly to Langkawi, was sabotaged last Friday,” he said after opening a crime prevention awareness programme at the Tun HS Lee traffic police station yesterday.

In a related development, Mazlan said the police have made preparations for early voting to be held this Saturday.

A total of 437 policemen will be stationed at 23 polling centres in the federal capital, he added.

The Election Commission has set May 5 for early voting and May 9 as the polling day for GE14.