- Teluk Intan by-election: It's going to be very close
- Body of suspect in toddler's murder found
- Telun Intan by-election: Teen caught trying to cause mischief with fireworks
Posted: 31 May 2014 04:51 AM PDT
TELUK INTAN: DAP's Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud is ahead in the early vote count over Barisan Nasional's Datuk Mah Siew Keong in the parliamentary by-election.
At as 7.50pm, the Election Commission's official count puts Dyana Sofya with 6,833 votes to Mah's 5,512 votes.
Unofficially, however, the DAP has the count at 19,830 votes against Barisan's 19,805 votes with some 98% of votes counted.
The 35 polling centres for the parliamentary by-election here closed at 5pm with 39,850 (66.5 per cent turnout) people having cast their ballots.
The result of the count, which is now underway, is expected to be known by 9pm.
The by-election is a two-way fight between Barisan Nasional candidate, Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong, and DAP's Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud, the political secretary to party adviser Lim Kit Siang.
Voting begins at 8am at 35 polling centres.
The seat was left vacant after its incumbent, DAP's Seah Leong Peng, passed away earlier this month due to cancer.
Perak Election Commission (EC) chief Ahmad Adli Abdullah said counting of votes will start soon after polling centres close at 5pm, and the result was expected to be announced as early as 9pm.
The constituency has 59,927 voters, comprising 42% Chinese, 38% Malay, 19% Indian and the rest, others.
5pm: The 35 polling centres close and the counting starts. Voter turnout of 66.5 per cent (39,850). Result expected to be known by 9pm.
4.40pm: Some 38,158 voters or 63.67% have cast their ballots as of 4pm.
2.43pm: As at 2pm, some 31,286 voters or 52.21% have voted. - EC
2.30pm: More than 70% of Chinese voters in the constituency are expected to cast their vote when polling closes at 5pm, said MCA deputy president Dr Wee .
He said it was obvious the community wanted to see Barisan bring changes to Teluk Intan, and especially to resolve local issues.
To a question if high Chinese voter turnout, especially those from outstation which may work against Barisan, he said the coalition still had to work hard to woo voters and MCA needed to call every voter who has yet to cast their vote.
2.20pm: Teluk Intan MCA chief Datuk Seri Kuan Peng Soon, 69, arrives at SM Convent to cast his vote.
2.08pm: MCA deputy president Datuk Wee Ka Siong arrives near the SJKC San Min polling centre, joins in the whistle war, which has progressed into one of horns.
1.30pm: About 46.65% of voters have cast their ballots as at 1pm. - EC
12.50pm: Perak MCA chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon describes the polling process at SJK (C) Batu 12 as peaceful so far, except for a case whereby a voter claimed his wife was told not to vote for Barisan to prevent a hike in the water tariff. Dr Mah said the voter and his wife should lodge a police report. Dr Mah and Teluk Intan MCA chairman Datuk Seri Kuan Peng Soon were at the polling station to give support to Barisan campaigners. MIC president Palanivel was also present.
Posted: 31 May 2014 04:38 AM PDT
PETALING JAYA: Police have found the body of the man who allegedly beheaded a two-year-old girl along the Klang River after a two-day search.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng said a police patrol car in Bandar Sunway was alerted by passers-by about a body floating in the Klang River at about 2.30pm Saturday.
"With the help of the Fire and Rescue Department, we managed to recover the body from the river at about 3pm nearby Taylor's University," he said in a statement on Saturday.
SAC Gan said the suspect was found wearing a red-chequered shirt, blue pants and was barefooted.
He added there were no personal identification documents found on the body.
SAC Gan said the body matched the description of the suspect given by witnesses.
"We believe that this case is solved with the recovery of the suspect's body. The body will be sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital for a post-mortem," said SAC Gan, adding that police were still working to verify the identity of the suspect by his fingerprints and to find the motive behind the brutal murder.
The girl, Siti Soffea Emelda Abdullah, was abducted at the Kota Raya shopping complex at about 3pm on Thursday.
At about 9pm, witnesses saw a man carrying Siti Soffea towards the bank of the Klang River and promptly alerted the police.
When the police arrived, the suspect tried to escape by jumping into the river, where he is believed to have drowned.
Posted: 31 May 2014 04:08 AM PDT
TELUK INTAN: A teenager was caught with fireworks allegedly trying to cause mischief at the parliamentary by-election.
Perak police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the 17-year-old was nabbed in the town area.
"He has been taken back to the police station for documentation purposes," he told journalists at the SMK Abdul Rahman Talib here.
"We found some 'mercun bola' on him," he said, adding that the boy was released after he gave a statement to the police.
Acryl Sani said he was satisfied with the overall situation during the by-election.
"There were two incidents where there were shouting between the opposing party supporters.
"There were no acts of violence," he said.
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