Kajang by-election: FRU trucks deployed to maintain calm

Kajang by-election: FRU trucks deployed to maintain calm

KAJANG - Three Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) trucks of have been deployed at the Sek Keb Sg Kantan polling station, following ongoing provocation from both Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat supporters.

The polling station saw a series of heated exchanges between the two camps ever since it opened for vote casting at 8am, Sunday.

The situation escalated when a group of young Barisan supporters revved the engines of their motorcycles as they passed by to the unhappiness of the Pakatan supporters.

The Light Strike Force was assembled to defuse the situation.

In retaliation, the PKR-friendly youth movement, Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia led by Badrul Hisham or known as Chegubard marched in, chanting "reformasi".

The Barisan supporters then charged forward but they were restrained by the police personnel.

This resulted in a stern warning by FRU as it rang their warning bells, telling both supporters to calm down and stay behind party lines.

The tense situation also forced a nearby stall to close.

By noon, the situation appeared to be under control again.

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