State polls: Come out to vote early, says PM Anwar

PERMATANG PAUH: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has urged eligible voters to come out to fulfil their voting duties early in the six state elections.

He said that based on his observations of all of the six states, the situation remains calm and under control.

"I urged voters to exercise their duties. The campaign is over and now we all have to close our ranks.

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"The voting process has been peaceful so far.

"I hope everyone goes out early and do not delay your responsibility to cast your votes," he told reporters after casting his vote at SK Seri Penanti voting centre here on Saturday (Aug 12).

Earlier he arrived at 9.30am with his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Ismail.

Pakatan Harapan's Muhammad Faiz Fadzil of Amanah is defending the Permatan Pasir seat against Amir Hamzah Abdul Hashim of Perikatan Nasional.

He won it in 2018 with a 2,981-vote majority against Muhammad Fauzi Yusof of PAS and Anuar Faisal Yahaya of Barisan Nasional.

The Prime Minister added despite the six state elections, the Federal Government will function and continue its duties as usual.

"However, the outcome will determine a new leadership of each state government," added Anwar.

A total of 3,190 polling centres with 17,048 voting channels will open from 8 am today in six states holding their state elections.

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