Sunday, January 28, 2007

Batu Talam By-election - 68 Percent Voter Turnout Until Polling Closed.

Some 7,131 or 68 percent of the 10,525 registered voters for the Batu Talam state seat went to the polls until the centres closed at 5pm.

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



Blogger mob1900 said...

it's still an 'empty' victory for Barisan Najis and they using our tax money for this 'landslide' victory of bribing.

allow them to continue their 'slumber'.

11:25 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this while, I have felt that no matter how rotten & incompetent our present politicians are (viz corruption, scandals, mismanagement of national funds, questionable privatization deals etc etc) the rural folks will vote them into power every GE.
This by election result just reinforced my view. Hence, disgruntled urban people like me can just forget about any political changes in the near future.
Our nation is still rich with natural resources, our kampung folks still could cari makan & contented, nothing will change. Toll increases? It's doesn't affect them directly. Cobra Sultan? New VIP jet? Monsoon Cup? London Sports complex?..... many others? These rural folks just either ignorant or couldn't care less as long as they have enough to eat & can live peacefully. Just wait for our country to "rot" & the rural folks to wake-up before any changes would come.

8:52 AM GMT+8  

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