Voters Turn Up Early In Kuala Kangsar By-Election



KUALA KANGSAR, Jun 18 – Wan Nur Nadia Sarah Wan Mohd Khir Johari, 30, wants her candidate to win the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary by-election. So, she came early to vote. She said every vote is important; so she came here very early to ensure her support and a big victory for her candidate. She said this when met at the polling centre in Sekolah Kebangsaan Raja Perempuan Muzwin here. 

Wan Nur Nadia Sarah was among the early birds of the by-election which took off to a smooth start as eligible voters began casting their votes at the 23 polling centres which opened at 8am today. Polling will close at 5pm. The fine weather seemed to have encouraged many people to come out early too and, according to the Election Commission, about 24% of the voters had cast their ballots by 10am. 

A check by Bernama at several polling centres found voters exercising their right in the by-election, which is a four-cornered fight among Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid of Barisan Nasional, Dr Najihatussalehah Ahmad of PAS, Prof Dr Ahmad Termizi Ramli of Amanah and Independent candidate Izat Bukhary Ismail Bukhary. 

Wan Nur Nadia Sarah’s twin sisters, Wan Nur Syaza Diyanah and Wan Nur Syaza Dhaniyah, 26, said they were excited as the by-election would determine the future of the younger generation in Kuala Kangsar. Wan Nur Syaza Diyanah said this is the first time they are voting. From the campaign, she said they find that their candidate can carry out the duties and they want to ensure a big victory. 

One voter who drew a lot of attention when she turned up at the same polling centre was Zainah Hassan, 84. The BN candidate, Mastura, also turned up to vote, while her opponents did not as they were not registered voters in Kuala Kangsar. Zainah, who had to be physically aided to come to the centre he hope that the candidate wins and continues to work as before.

He also said that there have been many elections, but his choice has always been the same. He said let people say what they want, he will not believe. The Kuala Kangsar by-election is being held following the death of the MP and Mastura’s husband Datuk Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad in a helicopter crash in Sarawak on May 5. — Bernama

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