State polls: Situation normal so far, says Deputy IGP

KUALA LUMPUR: The situation on the morning of polling day is under control, says Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police said no untoward incident has been recorded so far.

"The voting process is smooth so far.

"There is no unwanted incident occurring," he told reporters after visiting the SK Klang Gate voting centre on Saturday (Aug 12).

Ayob Khan said there was only an incident of a voter not wearing appropriate attire in SMK Taman Melawati but it was sorted out.

Asked about the possibility of change occurring in state government, Ayob advised supporters of political parties to think rationally.

"We have gone through many elections and I believe all involved are mature enough not to resort to any illegal means.

"Trust in the police to ensure the safety of the people and public order," he said.

Bukit Aman CID Ops Cantas Khas teams have been deployed in hotspots in the six states, he said.

"We will take stern action if anyone breaks the law.

"Our conduct will be without fear or favour," he said.

The priority of the police is to ensure a smooth election process, Ayob said.

"We want to assure the people that it is safe to come out and vote.

"Exercise your right to choose the candidate in your respective areas," he said.

Ayob said more than 35,000 police personnel and officers have been deployed for the state elections.

Ayob had visited six other voting centres in Selangor, including in Kajang and Ampang

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