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theSun ON FRIDAY | APRIL 27, 2018

2,600 cops onduty for nominationday KUALA LUMPUR: Some 2,693 policemenwill be deployed during nomination day on Saturday.

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Titiwangsa, Bukit Bintang, Lembah Pantai, Seputeh, Cheras, Bandar Tun Razak and Putrajaya – will be monitored by the city police. The nomination centre in Kepong is the Jinjang Utara multipurpose hall; Batu (SMK Sentul Utama hall); WangsaMaju (SMKWangsaMelawati hall); Segambut (SRKBukit Damansara); Setiawangsa (StadiumTitiwangsa); Titiwangsa (SMKAminuddin Baki hall); Bukit Bintang (SMKVictoria hall); Lembah Pantai (Bukit Bandaraya community centre); Seputeh (SMKBandar Baru Sri Petaling hall); Cheras (SK Seri Bintang Selatan hall); Bandar Tun Razak (DBKL Training Institute hall) and Putrajaya (Kompleks Kejiranan Presint 9). – by Ashwin Kumar

City police chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said out of the total personnel that will be deployed, 361 are police officers, 2,303 rank and file policemen and 29 are police civilian staff. “Police fromall six districts in the city namely Sentul, Wangsa Maju, Brickfields, DangWangi, Cheras and Putrajaya will be involved in ensuring that the nomination process is incident- free,” he said after attending the state-level 48th Cadet Police Corps anniversary celebration at the KL police headquarters yesterday. Mazlan said 12 parliamentary seats – Kepong, Batu, Wangsa Maju, Segambut, Setiawangsa,

Police cadets from the Cheras district posingwith their trophy after being declared the best cadet teamat the event yesterday.

DAPup in arms over detention >Partymemberwhoordered a police report on fake news got arrested for it

investigations, the police allegedly called up Chew to record his statement on Tuesday and then proceeded to arrest himon Wednesday for forwarding the video to Teoh. He was investigated under legislation governing

BY IANMCINTYRE newsdesk@thesundaily.com GEORGE TOWN: DAP is up in arms over the arrest of its state assistant treasurer Jeffery ChewGimEam ( pix ) after a party representative lodged a police report about a fake news clip earlier this week.

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DAP lawyer R. S. N. Rayer told a press conference that Chewwas apparently arrested by the police on grounds that he was behind the forwarding of the video, which depictedDAP as the enemy of theMalays. Chewwas entrusted by DAP tomonitor fake news content online over the course of the general election. OnMonday, he came across footage depicting the DAP as the enemy of Malays. He promptly instructed party colleague Teoh KoonGee to lodge a police report over the video. Over the course of the

But Rayer said that the police should be probing thematter under the fake news legislation. In other words, the person lodging the report ended up being detained, said Rayer, who urged the police to clarify their actions. He said that Chewwas just doing his job to highlight the presence of fake news and the videowas wrong as it had unfairly implicatedDAP as a racist party. According to Rayer, Chew was later released on police bail, but he stressed that it was unbecoming for police to react in such amanner.

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KHALEDWANTS JOHORHEARD JOHOR BARU: Johor Barisan Nasional chief Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin said he chose to contest the Pasir Gudang parliamentary seat in addition to defending his Permas state seat as he wants the voice of Johor to be heard at the federal level. “I want the federal government to look at our direction and the way we are moving forward and understand Johor’s aspirations,” he said yesterday. UNINTERRUPTEDPOWERSUPPLY KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), the state-owned electricity utility company, has taken the necessary action to ensure uninterrupted power supply on nomination and polling days. SEB said it has a preparedness framework with additional standby teams dedicated to quick restoration to ensure reliability during GE14. – Bernama

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