SEREMBAN (Bernama): Police advised voters in the Rantau sby-election to come out early on Saturday (April 13) to cast their ballots to avoid traffic congestion in the afternoon.
Seremban district deputy police chief Supt Mohd Rosli Ishak said the traffic flow was expected to be congested as several polling centres (PDMs) were located near the main road of the Rantau town.
He said nine officers and 56 traffic policemen were tasked with ensuring smooth traffic across all 14 PDMs.
"We also want members of the public to comply with the instructions given by personnel in charge to ensure smooth traffic and a smooth voting process," he told reporters after reviewing the voting process at the SJK(T) Rantau here Saturday.
He also advised party supporters to comply with the rules set and avoid creating any provocation at the PDMs.
The 14 PDMs with 53 polling streams will close at 5.30pm.
A total of 20,793 ordinary voters are eligible to vote, after 96% of the 110 early voters comprising police and military personnel as well as their spouses cast their ballots on Tuesday.
The Rantau by-election sees a four-cornered fight between four contestants - Dr S. Streram, 60, of Pakatan Harapan (PH), Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, 63, of Barisan Nasional (BN) and independents R. Malarvizhi, 51, a housewife, and Mohd Nor Yassin, 67, a former lecturer.
The by-election was called after the Federal Court dismissed an appeal filed by Mohamad to set aside an Election Court (EC) decision to declare his victory in the 14th General Election (GE14) null and void. - Bernama