7000 policemen to be stationed in Sarawak for elections


  • Nation
  • Friday, 12 Feb 2016

IPOH: Seven thousands police personnel will be stationed in Sarawak for the upcoming state elections, said Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Muhammad Fuad Abu Zarim.

The Internal Security and Public Order (KDNKA) director said the elections are under KDNKA's scope and that the police are preparing their personnel.

"We have had several meetings. IGP went to Sarawak and discuss with the police chief there on how to mobilise the police during the elections.

"The government is trying to save money but we will still bring personnel from Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia," he said in a press conference after his visit to the North Brigade General Operations Force in Ulu Kinta on Friday.

Mohd Fuad said they have conducted a public order exercise recently and would be conducting more before the election.

"Sarawak elections are always peaceful but we will keep ourselves prepared if anything happens," he said to reporters.

On Jan 30, Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem unexpectedly announced that April 18 will possibly be the nomination day and April 30 the polling day for the 11th Sarawak state election.
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