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Police are looking for political party convoy marshals

Negeri Sembilan police are looking for five people acting as convoy marshals. The group on motorbikes were videotaped stopping traffic in Taman Desa Dahlia, Senawang, to allow a convoy of eight vehicles branded with the logo of a Malaysian political party.

According to a statement from Deputy Commissioner Ahmad Dzaffir Yusoff, Chief of Police of Negeri Sembilan, the incident was detected through a video clip that went viral on local social media. Runners are seen waving a political party flag and stopping traffic at a traffic light at the aforementioned location earlier this week.

Stating the action is dangerous for other road users, Deputy Commissioner Ahmad Dzaffir said police are now searching for all drivers and drivers involved in the incident. “Their actions as a marshal to control and stop traffic constitute an offense under section 21(1) of the Police Act 1967,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner Ahmad Dzaffir explained that such an offense is punishable by a fine of RM500 or a maximum sentence of six months in jail, or both. “In accordance with Section 79(2) of the Road Transport Act 1987 relating to failure to obey traffic lights and directions, any individual who commits an offense may be fined not less than RM300 and of not more than RM2,000,” he added.

In his statement, Deputy Commissioner Ahmad Dzaffir urged political parties to abide by road traffic laws during the campaign period ahead of the 15th Malaysian General Election (PRU15).