Caretaker CM Chow, veteran Kit Siang arrives to cast their votes with fellow Penangites

12 Aug 2023 09:20am
Crowd waiting in line at SJK (C) Hu Yew Seah this morning. (Photo by Kousalya Selvam)
Crowd waiting in line at SJK (C) Hu Yew Seah this morning. (Photo by Kousalya Selvam)

GEORGETOWN - Today marks the day for Penangites who have the power to bring about a change in the state government.

Voters have gathered as early as 7am at SJK (C) Hu Yew Seah here to cast their votes for the Komtar state seat.

Penang caretaker chief minister Chow Kon Yeow was seen arriving at the polling centre at 7.54 am together with Komtar candidate Teh Hai Heng who made an entrance while riding a motorcycle with his wife.

Minutes later, Deputy Education Minister Lim Hui Ying walks hand-in-hand with her father, who is also a veteran DAP leader Tan Sri Lim Kit Siang at 7.58am.

The waiting time and voting process took less than 15 minutes as the line moved faster with Election Commission (EC) members guiding the voters by the minute.

More than 20 police personel were stationed at the polling station for a smooth voting process.

Speaking to a local voter who wanted to be known as 54-year old Krishnasamy, he said he was happy to cast his vote and hoped Penang would prosper in many years to come.

“I am voting for the fifth time, I am happy and I am looking forward to see many developments in Penang which benefits the youths in the future,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Chan Mei Yin, 34 said she hopes to see traffic congestions problems and cost of living issues to be solved soon.

“I am excited as this is my second time voting here, also proud that my vote contributes and could bring a change in the voting system.

“Traffic congestions is a big problem in Penang. The state government said LRT would be coming in, I hope the newly elected state government could bring a changes in the future,” she said.

Checks by Sinar Daily found that voters of all ages, young and the elderly, were determined cast their votes at their respective polling stations.

The EC sets 6pm as the last voting time in the six states elections in Malaysia.

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