SIBU – The police have identified 17 hotspots and more than 100 individuals in Sarawak who are likely to cause trouble during the general election, said Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
The Inspector-General of Police said the state police were up to the task should trouble break out during the polls.
“We have identified more than 100 individuals in Sarawak and 1,151 have been identified nationwide. We might have to increase the number (from time to time) based on reports from the ground,” he said during a press conference after chairing an election preparation meeting on Tuesday (April 3).
Mohamad Fuzi said police were monitoring these individuals in case they cause any trouble during the election.
” We are not focusing just on Opposition-held areas but also those of Barisan Nasional as we want to ensure that the election can be held smoothly,” he added.
If the need arises, he said the General Operation Force would be called to assist in controlling the situation.
” If the situation worsens, we will bring in the Federal Reserve Unit (FRU), ” he added.
Fuzi, who would be visiting Kuching later, said he was satisfied with the overall preparation by Sibu police for the election. – The Star Online