KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz Police has asked Police not to be afraid in taking action against anyone who obstructs them from discharging their duties, MPs included.
He cited the Criminal Procedure Code as his basis.
“I want the police to take action. Don’t be afraid, don’t worry even though he (N. Gobalakrishnan) is a people’s representative.
“It is clear how he (N.Gobalakrishnan) kicked police personnel doing his duty,” he told reporters after launching the mySMS 15888 and Hotline 1-800-88-9600 LPKP at the Wangsa Maju Puspakom centre here today.
On the nomination day for the Permatang Pasir state by-election at the Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) yesterday, Gobalakrishnan, who is Padang Serai MP created a commotion when he refused to follow police orders not to use a loud hailer to voice provocative words.
After Gobalakrishnan ignored the police, a policeman tried to nab him but he and his supporters resisted leading to an altercation.
According to Mohamed Nazri, the authorities should not waver with the attitude shown by Gobalakrishan that was deemed as rude and hoped that the opposition would act against him.
Mohamed Nazri also hoped the voters in Permatang Pasir would not be swayed by the 60’s way of campaigning being tried by Pas spiritual leader Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat when he said Umno members would not enter heaven as the party practised false Islamic teachings from Palestine.
“Once again, he (Nik Aziz) will use religion to frighten voters. Once again he uses these tactics as he is worried as in Manik Urai the Barisan Nasional almost won.
“This is 2009...Nik Aziz uses 60’s campaigning. The people have brains and can think for themselves,” he said. — Bernama