GE13: No problem on postal voting for cops on ‘Ops Daulat’ duty

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  • Thursday, 04 Apr 2013

PETALING JAYA: Postal voting for policemen currently on Ops Daulat duty in Sabah is expected to go on without a hitch.

Director of Management Comm Datuk Mortadza Nazrene said all police personnel would be eligible for postal voting, especially the ones in Sabah.

“We do not expect postal voting to disrupt operations in Lahad Da-tu.

“As Parliament has been dissolved, we have sent in our request on postal voting for police personnel nationwide, including those stationed for Ops Daulat',” he said yesterday.

Comm Mortadza said being stationed for Ops Daulat would not hamper the police personnel from fulfilling their responsibilities as voters.

“The personnel in Lahad Datu and other parts of Sabah are definitely eligible for postal voting.

“It is up to the Election Commission (EC) to approve our request but I foresee no problem,” he said.

Meanwhile, EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Omar said the commission had always prioritised security personnel for postal voting.

“The respective department heads must only confirm that their personnel are on duty for Ops Daulat',” he said, adding that the EC would approve such requests from the police.

Being on duty did not diminish their rights as postal voters, said Wan Ahmad.

“We hope postal voting for the police in Ops Daulat' will be smooth.”

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