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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

> The triple by-election updates from 11.00am

LATEST - condensed relay from MALAYSIAKINI.

24. Bukit Gantang Unofficial results PAS 13,571, BN 11,191, Independent 31. Majority 2,380.  

23. Bukit Selambau Unofficial Results With eight polling stations counted, PKR is leading by 1,225 votes. These eight polling areas consist largely of Indian and Chinese voters. There are 14 more polling stations to be counted. 

22.Batang Ai UNOFFICIAL: BN wins Batang Ai. It is leading with an unassailable majority of 1,600 after 21 of 24 boxes have been counted.

21. Bukit Gantang EC chairperson Abdul Aziz Yusof said that the turnout at Bukit Gantang stood at 58.15 percent as at 2pm. 

20. Bukit Selambau Independent candidate M Vinsen is complaining of discrepancies in the ballot paper at the Institut Kemahiran Mara polling centre in respect to his name and his logo.

19. Batang Ai Although polling is closed in many of the remote polling districts, the vote counting will not be done at the respective polling stations as was the case in the past.

18. Bukit Gantang Changkat Jering state representative Mohd Osman Jailu complaints that he was heckled by PAS supporters who called him a traitor and a ‘frog' when he went to cast his ballot at the SK Changkat Jering polling centre this morning.

17. Bukit Selambau Kedah police chief Syed Ismail Syed Azizan is expected to call for a press conference in Sungai Petani soon on the phantom bus incident.

16. Bukit Gantang Traffic has come to a standstill with main roads such as Jalan Changkat Jering and Jalan Simpang the worst affected by floods.

15. Batang Ai Election watchdog Mafrel is worried that the turnout in Batang Ai may not beat the 69% figure in the parliamentary elections in March last year as voting on weekday. Most of the populace are self-employed farmers and fishermen.

14. Batang Ai Blogger Lina Soo reports that Lemamank polling station was only opened at noon, due to earlier floods. 

13. Bukit Selambau Chief Inspector Mohammad Shofee Tayib from Kuala Muda district confirms that one bus suspected of carrying phantom voters has been stopped by opposition supporters at Gurun, some 20 kilometres away from Sungai Petani.

12. Bukit Selambau EC deputy chief Wan Ahmad Wan Omar says that the voter turnout rate at Bukit Selambau was 40 percent as at 11.50am and is expected reach 50 percent soon.

11. Bukit Gantang Earlier today at about 10am, PAS candidate Mohamad Nizar's vehicle was blocked and kicked by BN supporters at the SK Ayer Puteh polling station. Nizar had wanted to visit this Malay area but had to cancel his plan due to this disruption.