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 5pm.
The vote counting process is currently underway and the tallying will be done at the Sibu Civic Centre here. The result is expected to be known by 9pm.
Election Commission chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said he was not satisfied with the lower voter turnout which fell lower than the 67 per cent recorded in the 2008 general election.
Meanwhile, Sibu police chief ACP Shafie Ismail said polling went smoothly except for a minor incidents of heckling among supporters of the contesting parties. — Bernama
Voting ends, counting underway