Flood-affected residents still want to vote

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

Survey Utusan Malaysia here it was found that the residents involved in the flood said they still wanted to go out to vote even though they had to wade through the 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.

“However, regardless of the flood situation, I still want to go to the polling station tomorrow, I feel happy to vote tomorrow,” he said.

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

All the victims from 25 villages in seven districts have been moved to 13 temporary evacuation centers (PPS) following the heavy rain since yesterday evening.

The increase involves the districts of Hulu Perak, Kinta, Tengah Perak, Hilir Perak, Manjung, Larut Matang and Selama (LMS) and Kerian. – MESSENGER

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