State Police Commissioner Daruk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the 12th General Election was carried out smoothly in Sabah with no untoward incidents reported. He said the smooth process since nomination day until polling day on March 8 was due to the good cooperation from all the political parties, including the opposition. “The 12th General Election was held peacefully in Sabah. I thank all the parties for their good cooperation which made the general election run smoothly and according to plans.” Noor Rashid added the 13 days of campaigning by the Barisan Nasional (BN) and opposition candidates was also incident free. “They abided by the rules and regulations in holding the ta1k and so far we still have not received any complaint or report,” he said. However, Noor Rashid said police did receive a few complaints from those who were unhappy with the election process. The police, he added, will investigate into the complaints. Touching further on the election, Noor Rashid said the number of police personnel mobilised on polling day was sufficient and they had carried out their duties well. A total of 2,853 police officers and personnel, including the General Operations Force and Marine Police, were placed at all the polling centres throughout the State. Of the figure, 1,974 were stationed at the polling centres, 688 monitored security and safety and 491 handled traffic flow.