Khalid calls for mature conduct
Published: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
SHAH ALAM: Caretaker Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim ordered all local governments to take down political banners that defame or insult their opponents.
He also instructed the 12 councils to prevent anyone from taking down flags and banners to avoid any confrontation between rival supporters which may turn rowdy.
“As a leader who is directly involved in GE13, I want it to be remembered as an election that decides our future instead of the dirtiest election ever that will embarrass us and our future generations,” said Khalid on April 8.
The local councils are not to take down any flags or banners unless they are obstructing traffic, posing a risk to public safety or blocking the line of sight of road users.
Khalid also urged supporters from both sides of the divide to be mature in their conduct and act according to their rights as stipulated in the Federal constitution.
“It is important that both sides ensure that there will be no incident that could lead to an argument between supporters. As such, leaders and supporters must act ethically and always place harmony first,” said Khalid.