Flood-affected residents still want to vote tomorrow


TELUK INTAN: The floods that hit several places in the state are not an obstacle for the victims involved in going out to vote in the 15th General Election (GE15) tomorrow.

Survey Utusan Malaysia found here, they still want to go out to vote even though they have to wade through flood water.

A voter in the flooded area at Batu 7, Jalan Changkat Jong here, Zulkifli Bakar, 40, said he was eager to vote this time and had returned to his village here since last week just to vote.

He said he worked in Tronoh, but voted in the Teluk Intan Parliament and the Changkat Jong Legislative Assembly.

He explained that he is ready to face any situation, including the possibility of the flood getting worse, but he still wants to vote tomorrow.

“I returned to the village last Friday and continued to be in the village to see the atmosphere and excitement of the GE15 campaign.

“Initially this area did not flood but since yesterday this area has been flooded and it is getting deeper and deeper. But whatever the situation, I still want to go out to the polling station tomorrow,” he said.

Meanwhile, as of this morning, the number of flood victims in Perak who were transferred to evacuation centers increased to 856 people from 235 families today compared to 615 victims from 108 families yesterday.

All the victims from 25 villages in seven districts were moved to 13 temporary evacuation centers (PPS) following heavy rain since yesterday afternoon involving the districts of Hulu Perak, Kinta, Perak Tengah, Hilir Perak, Manjung, Larut Matang and Selama (LMS) and Kerian. – MESSENGER





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