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Tanjong Datu by-election results out by 8pm tomorrow

 | February 17, 2017

Election Commission expects a 75% voter turnout.

Sarawak-VoteLUNDU: The Election Commission (EC) expects to announce the results of the Tanjong Datu state by-election by 8pm tomorrow, said EC chairman Mohd Hashim Abdullah.

The by-election is being held following the death of former Sarawak chief minister Adenan Satem on Jan 11.

Adenan’s widow, Jamilah Anu, 61, is the Barisan Nasional candidate in the three-cornered contest. The other candidates are Johnny Aput of the State Reform Party and Rapelson Richard Hamit of Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak Baru.

Polling starts at 8am tomorrow and polling stations will close at noon, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5pm, depending on the locality.

A total of 9,771 people are eligible to vote tomorrow. Some 188 others, comprising police and military personnel, voted on Feb 12.

Hashim said the EC expected a 75% voter turnout.


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