Door-to-door campaigning permits not in law, says A-G

Timothy Achariam

Attorney-General Tommy Thomas says permit requirements for political campaigning do not extend to walkabouts and door-to-door canvassing. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 14, 2019.

THE law does not state the need for permits to conduct walkabouts and door-to-door canvassing in election campaigns, said Attorney-General Tommy Thomas.

Thomas said in a statement today the legal provision cited by police to require permits for such campaigning in the Tanjung Piai by-election had been wrongly interpreted. 

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