GEORGE TOWN: The Election Commission (EC) has set aside RM10 million for the 13th general election for Penang, said its deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar.
“The funds would be used to set up facilities for the election campaign enforcement teams as well as payment of allowances to election officers and workers,” he told reporters after giving a briefing on the 13th general election to campaign enforcement workers, here today.
According to him, each enforcement team would comprise a leader assisted by a police officer with the rank of an inspector or above, an officer from the local authority and representatives of the election candidates in the respective area.
He said the team would be responsible for ensuring that the candidates do not utter provocative statements that could incite vicious intentions and hostility.
Wan Ahmad said the EC would engage the services of 22,000 officers and workers throughout the general election and 303 polling centres would be opened in 13 parliamentary constituencies and 40 state constituencies.
“The EC will also open 31 polling centres earlier than the actual polling day to enable 8,000 army and police officers and personnel to cast their postal votes,” he said. — BERNAMA