PKR branch chief can­di­date lodges po­lice re­port over date change

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - HOME - By Jeremy Veno

KUCH­ING: PKR Pe­tra Jaya branch chief can­di­date Iswardy Morni lodged a po­lice re­port at the Sim­pang Tiga po­lice sta­tion here yes­ter­day af­ter the elec­tion date for the branch was changed in the eleventh hour.

Based on the polling sched­ule dis­trib­uted by the PKR elec­tion cen­tral com­mit­tee last week, the PKR Pe­tra Jaya branch was sup­posed to hold its elec­tion yes­ter­day but in­stead was de­ferred to to­day.

“No rea­sons were given but we sus­pected that it was de­lib­er­ate to con­fuse and bring down the num­ber of vot­ers,” said Iswardy when con­tacted yes­ter­day.

By chang­ing the date of the elec­tion at the last minute, this he said will con­fuse mem­bers in Pe­tra Jaya on when they should be com­ing down to cast their votes at the vot­ing cen­tre held at Seri Liny Ho­tel, in Jalan Haji Taha.

Mean­while, the vot­ing for the PKR Ban­dar Kuch­ing branch which has 557 mem­bers or reg­is­tered vot­ers was held at the PKR Sarawak head­quar­ters here yes­ter­day.

When con­tacted, the elec­tion branch’s per­son-in-charge Si­mon Sia Sy­gen said the elec­tion was a smooth af­fair that went with­out a a hitch or al­ter­ca­tion.

“Every­body has been quite civil, this is some­thing that we Sarawakians should be proud of,” said Sia.

He fur­ther added that they ex­pected a turnout of at least 100 vot­ers - which he said is quite nor­mal for the PKR Ban­dar Kuch­ing branch.

Mean­while, mem­bers from PKR Se­rian also cast their votes at the SJK(C) Se­rian mul­ti­pur­pose hall while PKR mem­bers in Kota Sa­ma­ra­han cast theirs at the In­dus­trial Train­ing In­sti­tute (ILP) hall.

To­day, the PKR party polls will be held for the Pe­tra Jaya branch (at the same venue), PKR San­tubong branch at Pan­dan Es­cape in Jalan Lundu-Pan­dan, PKR Stampin branch at the PKR Sarawak head­quar­ters, and PKR Mam­bong branch at the Pun­cak Bor­neo MP ser­vice cen­tre, Kam­pung Bratan.

All the e-vot­ing ex­er­cise will start at 9am and sched­uled to end at 4pm.

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