32 pct voter turnout by 12 noon in Sandakan by-election


Modified 11 May 2019, 5:54 am

SANDAKAN POLLS | The percentage of voter turnout at the by-election for the Sandakan parliamentary seat has reached 32 percent as at 12 noon.

Election Commission (EC) chief Azhar Azizan Harun and Sabah police commissioner Omar Mammah were among those who went to monitor the polling process at several polling centres, including at SM Yu Yuan and SK Sri Tanjung Papat 1 and 2.

Candidates who had cast their votes this morning were DAP’s Vivian Wong Shir Yee and two independents Chia Siew Yung and Sulaiman Abdul Samat.

The polling process, which will end at 5pm, involves 39,684 eligible voters in Sandakan with the EC targetting 70 percent voter turnout.

The weather has been good all morning, but the Meteorological Department had forecast thunderstorm to occur in several areas later in the afternoon.

- Bernama

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