No gatherings, processions allowed on nomination day

Sarawak polls (file photo).

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KUCHING, Dec 3: All gathering activities and processions by supporters of election contesting candidates will be prohibited on nomination day this coming Monday (Dec 6).

Election Commission of Malaysia (EC) secretary Datuk Ikmalrudin Ishak said only candidates, candidate proposers and witnesses are allowed into the nomination centres (PPC), while all others will be banned.

On the day, nomination paper submissions can be made from 9am to 10am to election officers at the 82 PPCs by all three parties — the candidate, proposer, and witness, or any two of them, or any one of them.

“To facilitate the nomination process, EC calls on potential candidates who wish to contest in the 12th Sarawak Election to fill in and make a preliminary review of the nomination forms with the managing officer or Election Office before nomination day.

“In addition, potential candidates are also advised to pay their deposits in advance. Note that payment receipts must be presented on nomination day as proof of payment,” said Ikmalrudin in a statement today.

He added that this is to ensure all nomination processes can be completed in advance and run smoothly.

Candidates are also reminded that a letter of authorisation to use the party logo must be submitted with the nomination paper.

“EC hopes that the nomination process runs smoothly without any untoward incidents, especially those that could disrupt public order.

“EC calls on all candidates and political parties involved to always abide by the laws, rules, ethics, and instructions issued by EC, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), Ministry of Health (MOH), Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) and Local Authorities (PBT) on nomination day,” said Ikmalrudin. — DayakDaily