SIBU: A total of 223 election observers from Persatuan Pengundi Wawasan Malaysia Sarawak will be stationed at all 31 constituencies in the state from April 28 to May 9.
Chairman Datuk Seri Law Ying Mee said the association was the only one appointed by the Election Commission (EC) to be the watchdog for this general election.
“Throughout the country, a total 3,000 people have been appointed after a stringent screening process. In Sarawak, the number is 223,” he added.
The members had to go through the screening process on March 31 to check whether they have any police record.
“Depending on the constituency, we will station more observers, especially in hot seats. For example, we will station 25 observers in Sibu seat and 20 in Selangau. They will be attending the talks by all the candidates every day and make their reports,” he explained.
The two seats were expected to see multiple cornered fights of between three to four candidates.
Law said the observers would be on duty from 8am to midnight daily where they would have to submit a report on the happenings on the ground.
“The observers can be recognised by their gray uniform and cap with logo of the EC. They will also be putting on their name tags from the EC,” he added.
Members of the public can contact Law at 010-9602992 should they to want to give their feedback on matters related to the election.