7,000 Perak cops ready for polls, floods

BAGAN SERAI: Perak police will have 7,124 personnel on standby to face the 15th General Election (GE15) and the northeast monsoon.

Perak police chief Datuk Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said they would be part of the 9,722 personnel who would be mobilised for other tasks.

"I believe we can ensure that the election runs in an orderly manner according to the regulations that will be issued by the Election Commission (EC).

"All parties, including those running in the election, can play their roles so that the polls run smoothly," Yusri said after a change of command ceremony at Kerian district police headquarters here, today.

Deputy Superintendent Hudri Mohd Arshad replaces Superintendent Mazuki Mat, who retired today, as Kerian district police chief.

He said police would take action if the Elections Act 1954 and other laws were broken.

Yusri said all police assets, including boats, lorries and rescue equipment, had been prepared in the event of a flood.

"We will work with other rescue agencies, including the Fire and Rescue Department and the Malaysian Civil Defence Force, to ensure the election goes well and safety of the public," he said.

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