State polls: CAAM issues reminder on unauthorised drone use

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) has reminded the public they are not to fly drones without authorisation in places of mass gatherings during the coming state elections in Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Penang, Selangor and Negri Sembilan.

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In a Facebook post on Wednesday (July 26), CAAM said the prohibition is to ensure the smooth conduct of the polls and to avoid any untoward incidents, especially in relation to public safety and security.

“This prohibition applies for the three key dates set by the Election Commission, namely nominations on Saturday (July 29), early voting on Aug 8 and polling on Aug 12, and also throughout the 14-day campaign period after nominations,” said the statement.

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CAAM said any flying activities – including the handling of drones, which can endanger the public or public properties – are governed by Section 4 of the Civil Aviation Act 1969; and Regulation 98, Regulations 140-144 of the Civil Aviation of Malaysia Regulations and Civil Aviation Directives (CADs). – Bernama


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