Penang cops identify 'hotspots' ahead of Sg Bakap polls


GEORGE TOWN: Police have identified several "hotspots" in the Sungai Bakap constituency ahead of the July 6 by-election.

However, Penang police chief Datuk Hamzah Ahmad said residents in the areas concerned need not worry as police have taken all measures necessary.

"Police are at the highest level of preparedness for the Sungai Bakap state by-election.

"We have also identified several hotspots as well as other potential hotspot areas," he said at a press conference at the Penang police headquarters here on Tuesday (June 18).

He said 1,000 police officers and personnel would be on duty throughout the Sungai Bakap poll period from nomination day on June 22 to polling day on July 6.

"Police will use existing resources (officers and personnel from the Penang contingent) who will be on duty throughout the Sungai Bakap by-election. If there is an urgent need, we will seek help from other states," he said.

The Election Commission has set July 6 for polling for the Sungai Bakap by-election, with June 22 as the nomination day and July 2 for early voting.

The Sungai Bakap state seat fell vacant following the death of its incumbent Nor Zamri from PAS on May 24. – Bernama

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