GEORGE TOWN, May 8 – A total 5,000 policemen will be on standby throughout Penang for polling day which their duty will be starting from midnight till the end of the election, state police chief Commissioner Datuk A. Thaiveegan said today.
He said the policemen will ensure that the voting process runs smoothly tomorrow without incidents which there will also be about 500 additional officers from Bukit Aman, 600 Rela members and 400 auxiliary policemen on standby to ensure the safety of all voters here.
In additional, he also said that the a total 218 police reports and 22 Investigation Papers (IPs) have since been opened in Penang, for various election offences since nomination day.
“The reports we received were lodged by certain quarters during the campaigning period such as slander, intimidation and burning of flags. However, in general, the situation in the state is still under control
“The investigation papers for all of the cases will be completed in another three to four days’ time. The investigation reports for the cases will be referred to the Attorney General for further action after the general election,” he told a press conference. — PN