About 100 Barisan Nasional (BN) flags put up at the entrance of Mambau New Village and around the town of Mambau were allegedly torn down and set on fire.
Village head Chan Ti Meen noticed the disappearance of the flags at 7am on Sunday, three days after the flags were installed.
State MCA information chief Dafney Ho said the party regretted the incident, which occurred for the first time in Mambau state constituency.
She said the flags were found removed and burnt on Sunday.
“This is an unhealthy competition…strangely why are only BN flags missing, flags of others were untouched. If we have made any mistakes, let us know, do not resort to this tactic (remove and burn),” she said.
Ho said the incident must have happened between 1am and 7am on Sunday as she was at the MCA Mambau State Assembly Service Centre until late.
“When I was leaving for home at 1am, the flags that were mounted around the village were still there, but in the morning I was informed that all the flags were gone.
“What is more shocking is that we found traces of burnt flags, as though some folks aren’t happy with us and the flags.
“Hence, we lodged a police report at 9.10am at the Mambau Police Station,” she said.
Ho added that BN would be setting up closed-circuit television (CCTV) at strategic locations to ensure the same incident did not recur.
“We will install CCTV to prevent such incidents apart from ensuring the safety of our machinery personnel on the ground in conjunction with the 14th general election,” she said.
Meanwhile, District police chief Assistant Commissioner Thiew Hock Poh confirmed the report and said that police are investigating the matter.
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