Monday, June 17

Assistant minister expects higher voter turnout this time


MARUDI: Assistant Minister of Local Government Datu Dr Penguang Manggil, who is Marudi assemblyman, expects high voter turnout in Baram today than those recorded in the last two elections.

Penguang says the voters, particularly the ones here, are well-prepared this time; therefore, he expects a higher turnout.

“I have also given instruction to all the community leaders, and ‘tuai rumahs’ (longhouse chieftains) to instruct their charges to come out to exercise their right to vote.”

Baram has 35,594 registered voters who will cast their votes at 23 polling stations across the constituency today.

In the last general election in 2013, the number was 29,385 voters.

Baram parliamentary area consists of Marudi, Telang Usan and Mulu state constituencies. Marudi has 15,606 voters, Telang Usan has 10,813, and Mulu has 9,186.