JOHOR BARU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob viewed the voting process in the 15th Johor state election, which began at 8am Saturday (March 12).
He arrived at Sekolah Kebangsaan Perumahan Tampoi 2, Kempas, which is one of the 1,021 polling centres set up for this election, at 1.55pm and watched the goings-on for about 10 minutes from outside the school grounds.
The Prime Minister was also seen having a short chat with the candidate for the Kempas state seat Datuk Ramlee Bohani.
Ramlee is facing a seven-cornered fight with Napsiah Khamis Maharan from Pakatan Harapan, Nornekman Osman (Parti Pejuang Tanah Air), Nur Faizal Abdullah (Perikatan Nasionall) and three independent candidates, Mohd Azwan Abd Rahman, Mohd Suhimi A. Rahman and Mohd Hambali Munadi.
Also seen was Johor Umno Liaison Committee deputy chairman, Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed.
A total of 2,539,606 ordinary voters out of the 2,597,742 registered are eligible to vote in this election, with 239 candidates from 15 political parties contesting for the 56 state seats.
Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri in a tweet, said he was grateful that the voting process today was smooth and orderly.
The Prime Minister also viewed the voting process for the Kota Iskandar seat from outside the grounds of Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Mutiara Rini, Skudai.