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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Malaysia By Election 2014

The by-election which took place on May 25, 2014, had one of the lowest turnout in any by-election in Malaysian history. The opposition was counting on the low turn out to increase chances of not losing their deposit.

It looks like the public had expected an easy win for DAP and had not turned out. Though that was true with the Glugor by-election, it proved to be fatal for the Teluk Intan by-election. My parents expected a large turn out and wanted to go to the polling station at around noon. However, when I saw the small number of people around when I arrived in the area, I called them to come over.

One thing that has improved since the last election is the quality of the indelible has improved. It felt like a layer of super glue which could not be washed off. I had to wait more than a week for the ink to disintegrate. The ink absorbed into my nail cuticles so I have to wait until it grows and then click the painted nails off. Will this deter women from voting in future? I guess the question they have to ask themselves is their vanity more important that the future of the country?

The early birds waiting for the polling station to open.

The police closing off the road leading to the school used for the polling station.

The elderly get to vote on the ground floor.

The street in front of the school used for the polling station had only very few people.

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