Musical instruments, loudspeakers not allowed


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  • Saturday, 26 Feb 2011

BY-ELECTIONKERDAU

TEMERLOH: Party supporters were reminded not to bring musical instruments and loudspeakers on nomination day for the Kerdau and Merlimau by-election tomorrow.

Election Commission (EC) deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar said they should avoid such items as it is an offence under the Election Offences Act 1954.

“Police will not tolerate such act and will seize the equipments. However, supporters can bring party flags and posters” he said.

Despite reminders, supporters continue to bring them as witnessed at Tenang by-election in Johor last month and Bukit Selambau by-election in Kedah in 2009.

Wan Ahmad said EC is targeting over 80% turnout from the 8,999 voters at Kerdau on March 6.

This, he added, was based on the 80.3% voter turnout during 2008 general election.

On polling day, the results is expected to be announced at 8pm.

He said up to 2pm, only Barisan Nasional (BN) had bought nomination forms and paid deposits.

EC has fixed Dewan Tun Razak, Temerloh Municipal Council as nomination centre and vote tabulation centre. — Bernama

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