Sarawak polls: Good weather aids voter turnout in Northern areas

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  • Saturday, 07 May 2016

SUPP secretary general Datuk Sebastian Ting (with pink tag) who is BN candidate for Piasau in good mood with his family while polling in Miri city.

MIRI: Voters in the urban and remote northern constituencies of Sarawak were in good cheer as they turned out to cast their ballots on polling day.

Fine weather enabled those in most polling districts in seats like Bakelalan near the Sarawak-Kalimantan border and Telang Usan in ulu Baram to come out to vote.

Voters in these remote seats came from their settlements to the polling centres in four-wheel drives prepared by the political parties contesting.

Former Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan with his mother voting in Piasau in Miri city.

Many youths also came on motorbikes, while some others used longboats and speedboats to reach the voting locations.

Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) deputy president Datuk Nelson Balang Rining told The Star that the voting process in places like Lawas and Bakelalan was proceeding well.

"The weather was fine in many places and that enabled people to travel out smoothly to vote," he said.

In urban seats like Piasau, Pujut and Senadin in Miri, the turnout was encouraging as at noon.

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