KUCHING, April 24 – Police have identified 20 hotspots that would require additional monitoring during the 11th Sarawak state election. Bukit Aman Management Department director Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah said based on previous experience, police have taken precautionary measures early at such locations and police are also confident that there will be no major issues or incidents.
Zulkifli said all 7,000 officers and police personnel who will be on duty during the 11th Sarawak state election have undergone training and courses on safety. He said all were given training on aspects related to security, safety, election procedures and regulations. He said that the preparations had started early as the police force had prepared the relevant courses and training to face any eventualities during nomination, campaigning and election.
He told this to reporters after meeting police personnel on duty for the Sarawak state election. Zulkifli also said that PDRM had also allocated RM4 million for expenses involving logistics and communications. He said such an allocation is vital to ensure the presence of police personnel at all nomination and polling centres throughout the state.