PEKAN: A total of 515 police are being deployed to guard the peace in the Pekan parliamentary constituency, the base of Barisan Nasional chairman and prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
Pekan district police chief Supt Amran Sidek said police were fully prepared to safeguard security for the 56 polling stations and 171 polling channels.
There were no known “hot spots” in Pekan, but this was not a time for the police to rest on their laurels, he said.
“We are 99.9 per cent ready to face the general election, from nomination day to polling day and the days following,” he told reporters at the district police headquarters here yesterday.
Amran hoped that party supporters would act maturely and would not create problems which could lead to brawls during the election period.
All candidates and representatives of agencies would be called for a briefing on the Do’s and Don’ts, he said.
Barisan Nasional is expected to face contenders from PAS and Pakatan Harapan. The seat has 89,076 registered voters comprising 78,385 Malays, 1,788 Chinese, 737 Indian and 8,166 others.
The parliamentary constituency includes the four state seats of Pulau Manis, Peramu Jaya, Bebar and Chini. – Bernama