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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Teluk Intan: 30 percent vote in first two hours

One of the polling station would be closed at 4pm due to small number of voters.
Mah Siew Keong dyaa sofya teluk intanTELUK INTAN: About 30% voters have already cast their votes in the Teluk Intan by-election within the first hour after polling stations opened at 8 am.
A total of 13,754 voters have cast their votes  within the first two hours  since polling stations opened,” said an Election Commission official.
A total of 35 polling centres in the Teluk Intan Parliamentary constituency opened at 8am today to allow 59,927 voters to elect their new representative in the Teluk Intan Parliamentary seat by-election.
The by-election for the Teluk Intan parliamentary constituency which will see a straight fight between Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Mah Siew Keong and DAP’s Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, has two state constituencies, namely Pasir Bedamar and Changkat Jong.
All polling stations will close at 5pm today, except the polling station in Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (T) Ladang Sungai Timah which is scheduled to close at 4pm since there are less voters in the area.
The counting of votes are expected to begin at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Abdul Rahman Talib in Jalan Changkat Jong, here.
Perak Election Commission (EC) director Ahmad Adli Abdullah expects more than 80% of voters to turn out and cast their votes on polling day, today.
He added that the result of the polls would be announced at 9pm if everything runs smoothly.
The by-election is being held following the death of incumbent Seah Leong Peng, 48 from DAP who died after a long battle with cancer on May 1.
In the general election held last year, Seah emerged a victor after battling it out in a who three-cornered fight, with a 7,313-vote majority.
Meanwhile, the weather in Teluk Intan was sunny in the morning but the Malaysian Meteorology Department has forecast rain in the afternoon.

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