Batu Talam By-election - 68 Percent Voter Turnout Until Polling Closed.
A spokesman for the Election Commission (EC) said the turnout was good considering the cloudy weather since morning and the boycott by opposition parties.
He added there was no untoward incident.
About 73.4 percent of the 10,866 registered voters went to the polls in the 2004 general election.
Voting at 12 polling centres went on smoothly starting at 8am. The result will be announced the latest by 10pm at the vote counting at Dewan Jubli Perak here.
The by-election is held following the death of Barisan Nasional's (BN) Datuk Tengku Paris Tengku Razlan last Dec 27.
The Batu Talam by-election is a straight fight betwen BN's Abd Aziz Mat Kiram,47, and Independent Ng Chee Pang,22. (Bernama)
***** Keeping in mind that this is a by-election and of course the boycott call by the opposition, 68% is a pretty good figure. It shows that the people are still not averse to exercising their constitutional right to vote.
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UPDATE: BN Retains Batu Talam Seat With Bigger Majority