Thursday, October 8, 2009

Soldiers cast their votes today

Bagan Pinang state by-election begins with 4,602 soldiers casting their votes at the Army Basic Training Centre (Pusasda) today, which also saw members of the media are allowed to cover the event for the first time in history.

Postal votes, which draw much attention as this particular state seat holds the most of it, started at 8am and is expected to finish at 5pm.


Only one agent is allowed to represent both candidates, namely Tan Sri Isa Samad of Barisan Nasional and Zulkefly Mohd Omar of Pakatan Rakyat.

PR, in its campaign since the nomidation day on Oct 3, has manipulated the issue of postal votes, accusing the government of votes rigging and other voting discrepancies. During the last general election, PR managed to garner about 1,700 postal votes.

Election Commission officials said if voting is not completed by today, it will be extended to tomorrow to enable all soldiers to cast their votes.

All ballot bags must reach the returning officer by 5pm on Sunday or it will not be counted.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

saya yakin pas akan dapat sebahagian besar undi pos.

rakyat bagan pinang dah meluat dengan isa, baik yang menyokong mahupun yang menentang kerajaan.

takda ke calon lain boleh diketengahkan?

askar yang mengundi hari ini pun dah bosan dengan tindak-tanduk najib dan zahid memecat bekas PAT tanpa sebab.

ex-korporal said...

kawan,
zaman ni bukan macam dulu, kalau dulu semua askar dan polis akan memangkah kerajaan, hari ni tak lagi. hati2lah BN

Anonymous said...

POSTAL VOTES ARE EASY TO MANIPULATE. NO DOUBT THE AGENTS ARE THERE BUT THEY NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN BEHIND THE SCENE

md jan said...

kalau saya ni anggota tentera, dah lama saya pangkah pembangkang!

bosan dengan isa samad!

Anonymous said...

ISA! KAU TAU LA NASIB KAU AHAD NI!

Anonymous said...

saya setuju dengan pendapat bahawa undi pos di bagan pinang adalah penentu menang atau kalahnya seseorang calon.

mewakili 40 peratus undi keseluruhan, fungsi anggota tentera dalam pilihanraya kecil kali ini memang penting.

apa pun, terserahlah kepada mereka untuk memilih yang mana patut

ZAKARIA LATIF said...

PAS AKAN MENANG KALI INI.

BERDASARKAN DUA KEPUTUSAN SILAM, MAJORITI UNTUK UMNO MAKIN BERKURANG DENGAN BANYAKNYA.

SAYA RASA ANGGOTA TENTERA SENDIRI PUN MAHUKAN PERUBAHAN DALAM PUCUK KEPIMPINAN NEGARA

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