SHAH ALAM: Selangor police have identified 77 hotspots prone to disturbances in the state during the 15th General Election (GE15).
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed said five hot seats and a number of areas where political heavyweights are expected to contest have also been identified.
"The hot seats where we expect tight competition are Sabak Bernam, Sungai Besar, Sungai Buloh, Gombak and Kuala Selangor.
"The areas where political heavyweights are expected to contest are Ampang, Shah Alam, Gombak, Sungai Buloh, Kuala Selangor, Pandan and Sepang," he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters on Friday (Nov 4).
He said police would pay special attention to areas where disturbances could flare up from Nomination Day on Saturday (Nov 5) until the elections are over. Polling day is on Nov 19.
Comm Arjunaidi said Selangor has 22 parliamentary seats, 945 voting districts and 6,219 channels.
"During the last general election, a total of 2.41 million voters were registered in Selangor compared to 3.67 million voters registered for GE15, a 52% increase.
"All our OCPDs have been instructed to arrange for the deployment of personnel in their respective locations for Nomination Day, campaigning, early voting (Nov 15), polling day and the post-election period.
"A total of 13,836 personnel will be deployed on polling day while 290 volunteer police personnel would be deployed to aid in non-critical duties at various police stations," he said.
He added that Selangor police would step up intelligence-gathering operations with a focus on security and potential threats so that everything would run smoothly during election season without any untoward incidents.