Sarawak Polls: Ali Biju slapped with RM4,000 compound notice for violating SOP

KUCHING: A candidate was slapped with a RM4,000 compound notice for violating the Sarawak state election standard operating procedure.

State police commissioner Comm Datuk Aidi Ismail said the incident involved an Independent candidate for the Krian seat on nomination day on Dec 6.

“The incident occured after the candidate submitted his nomination papers. When he exited the nomination centre, his supporters had crowded around him without following the SOP,” he said on Tuesday (Dec 7).

Comm Aidi said campaigns for the election have so far been smooth with SOP complied by candidates, parties and their supporters.

Krian is located in Saratok district, about 200km from Kuching.

Although the police did not name the candidate, checks on the Election Commission website revealed that there is only one Independent candidate in the four-cornered fight for the Krian seat.

Datuk Ali Biju (pic) is the sole Independent candidate contesting against Musa Dinggat representing Parti Sarawak Bersatu; Friday Belik (Gabungan Parti Sarawak) and Danny Kuan (Parti Bumi Kenyalang).