KUCHING: The voting process for the general election (GE15) in flood-affected areas in the Baram parliamentary constituency went according to schedule with changes made to the venues of some polling stations.
Sarawak police commissioner Azman Ahmad Sapri said that based on a report by Marudi district police chief Ruslan Mat Kib, the police were working with the Election Commission (EC) to ensure polling was carried out smoothly in the area.
“Until now, I have not received any (report of) problems. We will provide an update on any latest developments,” he told the media after observing the polling process at SK Merpati Jepang here.
Yesterday, it was reported that the EC would decide whether voting in Baram would continue today or be postponed after bad weather prevented efforts to send election workers to 24 of the 194 polling centres in the parliamentary constituency.
The contest for the Baram parliamentary seat sees Anyi Ngau of Gabungan Parti Sarawak take on Roland Engan from Pakatan Harapan and independent candidate, Wilfred Entika Rebai.
In another development, Azman said a total of 3,108 permits were issued by the state police during the GE15 campaign.
“A total of 72 police reports were received and 25 investigation papers opened with eight arrests made for various election offences,” he added.