KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 7,563 senior officers and policemen will be on duty during the 14th General Election at the capital city.
The Kuala Lumpur Police Chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said, all of them will be directly involved to ensure security in all areas which covers the dissolvement of the Parliament, the naming of candidates, campaign period, polling date and after the poll or post GE.
“These police officers will ensure the safety in polling stations, traffic and public safety throughout the GE.
“Thus, to ensure the smoothness of GE, we hope that the public can collaborate by going out early for election, practice car pool to avoid traffic congestion and not to obstruct the traffic.
“They are also reminded to leave the polling station once they have performed their responsibilities besides respecting the rights of everyone involved, including those who are carrying out their duties,” he said in a statement today.
According to him, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will work with the Election Commission of Malaysia (EC) to hold the Second Phase of GE14 Simulation practice to measure the response of police in getting to a scene in cases of emergency.
“The rehearsal will test our response involving several elements such as Light Strike Force (LSF), Public Order and Riot Unit (PORU), Federal Reserve Unit (FRU), Mobile Patrol Vehicle Unit (MPV), Motorcycle Patrol Unit (URB), district and contingent level special action unit besides the computer system specially designed for the GE.
“We hope that these rehearsals can increase the Kuala Lumpur police’s preparedness in facing the GE,” he said. – MalaysiaGazette