PONTIAN: The percentage of voter turnout for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election as at noon today, four hours after the polling centres in the constituency were opened, is 43 per cent.
Two of the six contesting candidates, namely Karmaine Sardini, 66, of Pakatan harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wee Jeck, 55, were among the early voters to cast their votes at the polling centres at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Telok Kerang andn Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) Yu Ming 1 & 2, respectively.
The other four candidates — Datuk Dr Badhrulhisham Abdul Aziz of Barisan Jemaah Islamiah (Berjasa), Wendy Subramaniam (Gerakan) and two Independent candidates, Dr Ang Chuan Lock and Faridah Aryani Abd Ghaffar — are not registered voters in Tanjung Piai.
Election Commission (EC) chairman Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun were seen at some of the polling centres to observe the voting process. Among the places he went were the polling centres at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dato’ Mohd Yunos Sulaiman, SJKC Cheow Min, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Sri Kukup and SJKC Pei Chiao.
Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was also on the ground to observe the voting process, such as at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Seri Bunian, SMK Sri Kukup, SJKC Bin Chong and SJKC Yu Ming 1 & 2.
At the polling centre at SK Serkat, Agriculture and Agro-based industry Minister Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub was among voters who queued to exercise their rights.
A total of 27 polling centres, involving 125 streams, were opened until 5.30 pm today for the 52,471 registered voters in Tanjung Piai to vote for their new elected representative.
Of the 27 polling centres, 11 are in the Pekan Nanas state constituency and he remaining 16 in the Kukup state constituency.
So far, the weather here is fine. Based on the weather forecast by the Malaysian Meteorology Department, today is expected to be cloudy with temperatures of between 23 and 27 degrees Celsius in the morning and thunderstorms in the afternoon with temperatures between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius. – Bernama
#KhabarPagi #PRKTanjungPiaiSebanyak 27 pusat mengundi membabitkan 125 saluran dibuka dari 8 pagi hingga 5.30 petang ini bagi membolehkan pengundi dalam kawasan Parlimen Tanjung Piai memilih wakil rakyat baharu parlimen itu. Seramai 52,471 pengundi akan menunaikan hak mereka untuk memilih wakil rakyat baharu hari ini, selepas kematian penyandangnya Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik daripada Bersatu yang mewakil Pakatan Harapan (PH) pada 21 Sept lepas akibat komplikasi jantung.
Posted by Bernama News Channel on Jumaat, 15 November 2019