Man with 'wooden machete' detained at Membakut protest
BEAUFORT: A man carrying a machete-shaped stick was detained by the police during a protest in Membakut on Wednesday (Jan 15) morning. Beaufort OCPD Deputy Supt Azmir Razak said they noticed the man carrying what looked like a weapon in the crowd and went to investigate. He said the man had been brought in for investigations as they wanted to find out what it was for and whether the man had any bad intentions in carrying it around. On reports of election offences, he said they had received 12 reports and opened eight investigation papers. Earlier, he said the gathering which lasted for about two hours went smoothly and in accordance with the law.