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Voting over in tri-elections

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on April 7, 2009

Malaysiakini

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Polling at Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang and Batang Ai started at 8am this morning. Both Bukit Selambau (Kedah) and Batang Ai (Sarawak) are state seats while Bukit Gantang is a parliamentary seat. There are almost 100,000 eligible voters in the three constituencies. Voting ends at 5pm and results are expected after 10pm.

 


5pm Polling ends in Bukit Gantang, Bukit Selambau and Batang Ai.

4.50pm Bukit Selambau The voter turnout was 67 percent as at 4pm.

4.45pm Bukit Selambau The situation in several areas is quite tense with supporters from BN and Pakatan having a go at each other.

In certain places, only a heavy police presence is keeping people calm.

One focal point is Sungai Lalang where the supporters are trading insults and hurling plastic water bottles at one another.

State MIC chief V Saravanan was subjected to intense heckling by the Pakatan supporters when he arrived at Sungai Lalang. The police had to intervene quickly to stop the BN supporters from starting a fight as a result of this.

There is a similar situation at Taman Ria, with both sets of supporters insulting each other. The police are keeping a close watch on the BN supporters, largely made up of Puteri Umno members, and the Pakatan crowd.

A strong FRU force is present, while a police helicopter is hovering above.

Heavy rain has failed to disperse the supporters. 

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