MASJID TANAH: The turnout at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Durian Daun (K) polling centre is satisfactory, says Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali.
"Although the weather is a bit gloomy, many people have come out to cast their votes early in the morning," said the Barisan Nasional candidate for the chief minister's post.
He arrived at the polling centre at 8.40 am with his wife Datin Seri Munira M. Yusop.
"I believe that the voting process is going smoothly although we are facing a situation under the new norms due to the pandemic," he said when speaking to reporters.
Sulaiman is in a three-cornered fight against Perikatan Nasional candidate Major (R) Abdullah Mahadi and Pakatan Harapan candidate Mohamad Asri Ibrahim.
Sulaiman urged Melaka voters to come out to vote and observe all the standard operating procedures set by the authorities.
"This is my kampung and I was born here. This is school is also is where I previously studied. Most of the people here know me," he said.
The Melaka polls are being held following the dissolution of the state assembly after four assemblymen announced that they had lost their confidence in Sulaiman's leadership.
In the 14th general election, Sulaiman won the seat with a thin 627-vote majority.
Earlier, a brief commotion broke out here after a voter ticked off officers at the polling centre for not providing enough wheelchairs.
In response to this, Sulaiman requested for four more wheel chairs to be added at the polling centre