A traffic police (left) casts his vote in the early polling for the P.165 Tanjung Piai by-election at the Pontian District Police Headquarters in Johor. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 12 NOVEMBER 2019
A traffic police (left) casts his vote in the early polling for the P.165 Tanjung Piai by-election at the Pontian District Police Headquarters in Johor. PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 12 NOVEMBER 2019

By Kumara Sabapatty

PONTIAN – The early polling for Tanjung Piai by-election kicks off for 280 police at 8.00 am this morning at the PERKEP Hall of the Pontian District Police Headquarters.

Two voting channels were opened for the by-election to enable the police from Kukup and Pekan Nanas state assemblies to vote.

The first channel will be opened until 1.00 pm while the second channel will be opened until 5.00 pm.

The Barisan Nasional candidate, Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng was seen at the polling centre at 7.52 am to monitor the process of vote casting.

The candidate from Gerakan, Wendy Subramaniam arrived 10 minutes after Jeck Seng, followed by the candidate from Pakatan Harapan, Karmaine Sardini at 8.20 am.

The Pontian District Police Chief, Superintendent Mustafa Bakri Salleh was also seen at the polling centre.

Pontian District Police Chief, Superintendent Mustafa Bakri Salleh speaks to the members of the media in conjunction with the early voting for the P.165 Tanjung Piai by-election at the Pontian District Police Headquarters in Johor.     PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 12 NOVEMBER 2019.
Pontian District Police Chief, Superintendent Mustafa Bakri Salleh speaks to the members of the media in conjunction with the early voting for the P.165 Tanjung Piai by-election at the Pontian District Police Headquarters in Johor.
PIX: AFFAN FAUZI / MalaysiaGazette / 12 NOVEMBER 2019.

Speaking to the journalists, Mustafa said that, 12 police who were stationed outside the district also returned to fulfil their duties today.

“All 280 police within the two state assemblies of the Tanjung Piai Parliament are casting their votes without any problem,” he said.

From the 280 personnel who will be casting their votes today, 18 of them are from Pekan Nanas, 210 from Kukup, 38 have been transferred to other districts in Johor and 14 are retirees.

According to him, the by-election campaign went on smoothly.

“There could be provocations at the last moments of the by-election campaign. I hope that all supporters of the parties can control their emotions and actions,” he emphasized. -MalaysiaGazette

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