BAGAN DATUK – Officers and personnel of the People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) will assist traffic policemen to manage traffic during polling day in the 14th general election.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the move was approved by Home Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim after Rela Director-General Zulkifli Abidin submitted a proposal to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun on the matter.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, said it was approved to avoid recurrence of previous general elections incidents.
“Traffic policemen will be still in charge as they (Rela) do not want to take over the role of the police, only to help the policemen on duty.
“We don’t want to see any party try to prevent vehicles from carrying voters like what happened in GE12 and GE13,” he said in his speech at the state level celebration of Rela’s 46th anniversary here today. – BERNAMA