KANGAR - Villagers of Kampung Baru Seberang in Kuala Perlis were furious after they discovered that 60 Barisan Nasional flags, which they were supposed to put up, had been burnt, believed to be an act of sabotage.
The villagers believed that the unethical and irresponsible act of burning the BN flags, which were kept in a nearby hut, was believed to have been committed by the opposition supporters who wanted to sabotage their efforts of putting up the flags in the village.
Villager Abdul Aziz Salleh, 47, a fisherman, said yesterday his son was the first to notice that the flags had gone up in smoke about 6.30pm on Friday and had related the incident to him as soon as he got back from fishing.
"I rushed to the hut and found all the flags were burnt.
"There were still some flames and smoke.
"This was surely an act of treason by some quarters which were not happy with the Barisan Nasional flags going up.
"This incident has left the villagers furious. However, we cannot specifically point out who committed this heinous act," he said when met at the village, near here yesterday.
He added that a police report had been lodged and hoped that stern action would be taken against the culprits.
Kangar district police chief Superintendent Abdul Rahman Mohd Noordin yesterday confirmed that a report had been lodged and said the police were investigating the matter.