KKB Polls: The early voter won’t get wet

HULU SELANGOR: With clear skies expected for early Saturday and downpours in the evening, Kuala Kubu Baharu voters are making it a point to head for the ballot box early.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has forecasted polling day to be sunny in the morning with thunderstorms in the evening.

The weathermen also expect temperatures to range between 25°C and 32°C.

Jarisah Mohd Kari, 83, will be one of the early birds to cast her vote in the by-election.

“It’s better to go early as it has been raining in the evenings here.

“If we delay and it rains, it makes things difficult as we’ll need to bring umbrellas and more,” she said when met at Kampung Pasir here.

Business owner Tan Sew Sewan, 77, is also upbeat about voting this Saturday.

“I don’t have to tell my children. They have already decided to come back and vote,” said Tan, who runs a restaurant here.

Retiree Syed Idris Shamir, 59, is another voter determined to go out earlier to vote due to the erratic weather recently.

“It’s been hot in the morning and sometimes there’s heavy rain in the evening. Regardless, we always head for the polling station early on the day itself. It’s not every day that there’s an election,” he said.

Sundry shop worker K. Jeyasree, 36, plans to vote in the afternoon during her lunch break.

“While things have not been the best for our community, we have the chance to make things better through voting,” she said.

Kuala Kubu Baharu heads for the polls in two days, with Pakatan Harapan, Perikatan Nasional, Parti Rakyat Malaysia and an Independent in a four-cornered fight.

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