Cops begin casting their postal votes

March 3, 2008 (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan led some 83,000 police officers and men throughout the country in casting their postal votes on Monday.
The IGP led the 4,000 officers and men from the Bukit Aman contingent in casting their votes as they would be on duty on polling day this Saturday.
“We have some 83,000 registered voters in the police force who will be casting their votes in their respective districts and contingents nationwide.
Musa said all policemen should exercise their right and vote.
In KOTA BARU, a total of 11,221 policemen and military personnel in Kelantan will start voting on Tuesday.
They form part of the 11,241 postal voters in the state, with 20 overseas voters expected to cast their votes soon.
Postal voters form about 1.5% of the 751,682 voters here, and the bulk are registered in the parliamentary constituencies of Ketereh (3,457), Jeli (2,723), and Pengkalan Chepa (2,506).
State election commission director Ab Rahim Md Salleh said postal ballots were sent out to returning officers on Sunday, who will then distribute them to army camps and police stations.
“It is then up to the police chief and the military authorities to decide when to conduct the voting, as long as the ballots are handed back to the returning officers before 5pm on March 8,” he said in KOTA BARU.