Nearly 70,000 security personnel will be deployed at all the 22,967 polling stations during Cambodia's coming general election (Source: Sebastian Strangio)

 

Hanoi (VNA) - Nearly 70,000 security personnel will be deployed at all the 22,967 polling stations during Cambodia's coming general election, a member of the Cambodian National Election Committee (NEC) said on July 17.

NEC member Hel Sarath said during a press conference that on the election day, three uniformed security agents will protect each polling station.

The security agents are obliged to prevent any disruption, revolt, intimidation, and threat, or any possible incidents, and to ban anyone from bringing weapons, explosives, and dangerous objects to the polling stations, he added.

At the event, NEC officials also introduced indelible ink that will be used to apply on the finger of the voters in the upcoming poll. The ink will leave an indelible mark on the finger for several weeks, which is part of measures to prevent people from voting more than one time.

Cambodia is scheduled to hold the general election for the 125-seat parliament on July 29.  

Twenty political parties will contest in the election, which will see some 8.38 million people cast their ballots, according to the NEC. The 20-day election campaign began on July 7 and will end on July 27.-VNA