9:33 pm - Wednesday February 21, 2018

64,000 personnel to be on duty during GE14

POLIS

MO,18/1/2018, PASIR GUDANG: Police are conducting another round of training early next month to prepare their personnel for the general election, said Bukit Aman Inter­nal Security and Public Order Department director Comm Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah. He said more than 64,000 officers and personnel will be on duty during the elections. They will be deployed throughout the country to ensure the polls are free of incidents, he added.

“The police have also taken into consideration the possibility of an increase in the number of seats or changes in constituencies.  “Our numbers are enough to ensure the general election goes on smoothly,” he said after an event marking the debut of the marine police’s RH FB speedboat at Dalac Marine Engineering and Services near Teluk Jawa here. Comm Zulkifli also said the marine police’s Southern Region Two would need more assets in Pene­buk near Pengerang following the development of the Refi­nery and Petrochemical Inte­gra­ted Deve­lopment (Rapid) project.

He said Pengerang would be an important economic area for the country with many foreign vessels converging at Rapid once the project is completed. “The marine police require more manpower and assets such as new boats as well as an office,” he added. Currently, the marine police there are sharing premises with the Pengerang police, he said.

Comm Zulkifli also said the police were also looking at relocating the Southern Region Two’s headquarters, currently located in Tampoi, to Tanjung Pelepas be­cause the waters at the current site had become shallow. “We have a plot of land there, about 32.3ha in size, where we hope to build a training centre and a new headquarters for the marine police,” he said.

–TheStar

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