KKB polls: Cops will ensure public safety during by-election, says ministry


HULU SELANGOR: With only eight days to go until the Kuala Kubu Baharu by-election, the Home Ministry has assured voters that they need not worry when fulfilling their responsibilities.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said the police began their preparations to ensure public safety here as soon as the Election Commission (EC) announced the seat’s vacancy.

“I was informed by the Inspector-General of Police that they activated their preparations following the announcement.

“The safety of everyone, including those who wish to vote here, is guaranteed.

“The police force is performing its duties in ensuring security and public order.

“We want the entire process to go smoothly, with voters able to move freely without any threats or worries for their personal safety,” Saifuddin Nasution told reporters at the Kuala Kubu Baru Police Academy yesterday.

Also present were Bukit Aman Management Department director Comm Datuk Seri Azmi Abu Kassim, Bukit Aman Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department director Comm Datuk Wan Hassan Wan Ahmad, and Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan.

On April 4, the EC set May 11 as polling day, with nominations and early voting on April 27 and May 7, respectively.

The seat became vacant following the death of its incumbent Lee Kee Hiong from DAP on March 21.

The by-election is the seventh to be held after the 15th General Election in 2022.

The electoral roll for the by-election comprises 40,226 registered voters, consisting of 39,362 regular voters, 625 police personnel, 238 military personnel and spouses, and one absentee voter residing abroad.

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