MORE THAN 3,000 COPS WILL BE DEPLOYED
(NST) – KOTA BARU: Some 3,030 police officers and men will be deployed for the Manik Urai by-election, starting from nomination day on July 6 until polling day on July 14.
Kelantan police chief SAC I Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said the first group of about 1,200 men would be dispatched just before nomination day.
“The deployment will be made in six batches with the final one just after polling day,” he said at a Lions Club function here yesterday.
On campaign permits, Rahim said they would be issued by the Kuala Krai police chief but, as state police chief, he could cancel permits for campaigns that contravened the rules.
“We have yet to issue campaign permits to political parties. However, gathering permits have been issued to the contesting parties.”