Najib: Polling Day Scuffle Due To Large Number Of Aggressive Opposition Supporters From Outside
"They brought supporters from outside. When they met Barisan Nasional supporters they started to act aggressively, so a scuffle ensured. I'm disappointed," the deputy prime minsiter said when interviewed on Edisi7 news at noon.
He said police would ensure that security was under control during the announcement of the election result Tuesday night.
Najib said that generally, the election proceeded smoothly although the turnout was poor.
According to the Election Commission, 26,914 voters had cast their votes by noon.
The by-election is a three-corner fight among Parti Keadilan Rakyat advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the BN's Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah and Hanafi Mamat of Akim. (Bernama)
***** According to Najib the scuffle was 'caused by the presence of a large number of opposition supporters from outside'. Past experience tells us that it was normally Umno which bussed in large numbers of outsiders in previous elections. Therefore perhaps we should take the DPM's claim with a dollop of salt.
From swissinfo.ch: Anwar confident of victory in Malaysia vote