PERMATANG PAUH, August 12 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, accompanied by his wife Datuk Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, exercised their voting rights for the Permatang Pasir state seat in the Penang state election. The couple cast their votes at Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Penanti at 9:41 am today. Anwar, donning a blue shirt and wearing a traditional songkok, arrived at the polling station at 9:30 am.
They were welcomed by Penang police chief Datuk Khaw Kok Chin and Seberang Perai Tengah district police chief ACP Tean Cheng San. After fulfilling his electoral duty, Anwar engaged with voters, shaking hands, and posing for photographs with those present at the polling center. The Permatang Pasir state seat is a key contest in this state election, with incumbent Muhammad Faiz Fadzil from Amanah facing off against Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidate Amir Hamzah Abdul Hashim.
Permatang Pasir is one of the three constituencies in the Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency, alongside Seberang Jaya and Penanti. As the election day progresses, voters across the state are participating in this democratic process to choose their representatives for the coming term. The presence of high-profile leaders like Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and his wife underscores the significance of the election and the importance of civic engagement in shaping the future of Penang and its residents.