Apr 28, 2007

Ijok : The search for the ultimate "survivor" begins

The fact of figures for Ijok :

12,272 Total voters
6,532 Malay voters
3,369 Indian Voters
2,551 Chinese voters
9 polling districts
9 campaign days
2 candidates
1 ultimate winner

(BERNAMA) Polling for the Ijok state seat by-election began at 8am Saturday at all the nine polling centres.

Returning officer Haris Kassim said that all the 28 polling streams at the polling centres would open until 5pm to enable the 12,272 voters in the constituency to vote for either K. Parthiban, 38, of the Barisan Nasional (BN) or Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, 61, of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

The by-election is being held following the death of BN assemblyman Datuk K. Sivalingam, 59, of heart failure on April 4.

In the 2004 general election, Sivalingam beat PKR's Abdol Rahman Moharam and independent candidate Mohamed Shariff Nagoorkani by a 1,649-vote majority.

Counting of votes will be carried out at the respective polling centres before being tallied and the winner announced at the Batang Berjuntai community hall.

The result is expected to be known around 8pm.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

6532 + 3369 + 2551 = 12452

12272("Total voters") - 12452 = -180

Looks like 180 Phantom voters before voting even begins!!