Day: May 16, 2010

Voting ends, counting underway

Malaysian Insider SIBU, May 16 — Polling in the Sibu by-election ended at 5pm today. Out of the 45 polling centres opened to facilitate the polling process, 10 closed at 1pm, five at 2pm, six at 3pm, two at 4pm and the remaining 22 at

Sibu By-Election: 57 Per Cent Turnout as of 4PM

Malaysian Digest SIBU, 16 MAY, 2010: As of 4pm, a total of 31,119 or 56.9 per cent of the registered voters had cast their votes in the Sibu by-election today, according to the Election Commission.

Live updates: Voter turnout at 3pm is 53.02%

Star 3.50pm: At 3pm, 53.02% or a total of 29,000 of the registered voters had cast their votes, according to the Election Commission. 2.45pm: Voter turnout as at 2pm was 46.3%, and the EC’s target of 80% turnout looks possible as rain not expected until

Mixed reaction to PM's lightning visit

Joseph Sipalan (Malaysiakini) Prime Minister Najib Razak made a historical third visit to the small town of Sibu in a span of two weeks, only to be met by a less than stellar reception by the locals. His lightning four-hour visit saw him flying through

Sibu: Glaring flaws mar postal vote credibility

Malaysiakini Several glaring postal voting discrepancies detected yesterday at the Sibu by-election has again raised questions about the credibility of the postal voting process. DAP Youth chief Anthony Loke (centre in photo) today demanded explanations from the Election Commission (EC) on three separate issues detected

DAP worries turnout not high enough

Malaysiakini 2.50pm: DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang says early counting of 10 polling centres “not good”. “Can two hour 15 minutes left cover up the losses?” asked a worried Kit Siang in another tweet message. He has expressed concern over the low voter turnout thus

DAP takes Sibu, majority 398

Malaysiakini 11.30pm: Speaking at a press conference, a beaming Wong Ho Leng says: “This victory is one small step in Sibu, one big step to (state administrative capital) Petrajaya, and one giant step to Putajaya.” Robert Lau, meanwhile, expresses sadness: “I’m sad, because Sibu is