KUCHING, April 30 — A total of 2,000 police personnel will be deployed for the Sibu parliamentary by-election next month.
Sarawak police commissioner Datuk Mohmad Salleh said today they would be sent there in two batches.
“We will send 350 personnel there tomorrow,” he told reporters after presenting a cheque for RM33,600 from the police cooperative and MCIS Zurich insurance to Selai Aji, the widow of Sergeant Major Limbai Joseph, who died of kidney disease.
Mohmad said the remaining personnel would be despatched on May 3 or 4 and 350 vehicles, including boats and high-power motorcycles, would be provided.
He said the hot spots in the constituency were being identified for security monitoring.
The by-election is being held following the death of incumbent Dauk Robert Lau Hoi Chew on April 9.
Nomination is on May 8 and polling on May 16 in the event of a contest. — Bernama
2,000 cops for Sibu vote