KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has reminded supporters of all political parties to follow the letter of the law at all times, especially during elections and by-elections.
This follows an incident where Pakatan Harapan (PH) supporters were said to have stopped and examined a police patrol vehicle during the Rantau by-election.
“I urge all parties to follow the law at all times. Preventing a civil servant from carrying out his or her duty is an offence under the Penal Code.
“A police report has been lodged over the incident (involving the patrol vehicle). As such, I will leave it to police to investigate and take the appropriate action under the law,” Muhyiddin said in a statement.
Five men, who have since been identified, were said to have stopped the police vehicle outside SJKC Chung Hua on polling day to “inspect” it for “extra ballot boxes”.