KKB: Stroke survivor makes it to the polling station despite health challenges

The former ambulance driver said he had never failed to fulfil his voting duty except in the Selangor State Election last August due to health concerns.

11 May 2024 03:41pm
 Zul Majid remained resolute in exercising his right to vote in the Kuala Kubu Baharu (KKB) state by-election today. - Photo by Bernama
Zul Majid remained resolute in exercising his right to vote in the Kuala Kubu Baharu (KKB) state by-election today. - Photo by Bernama
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HULU SELANGOR - Despite being bedridden for the past four years following a stroke, Zul Majid, 63, remained resolute in exercising his right to vote in the Kuala Kubu Baharu (KKB) state by-election today.

He arrived at the polling centre at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Ampang Pecah here at 12.30 pm in an ambulance and was taken to the voting stream on a gurney with assistance from Election Commission (EC) officers.

"Thankfully, I was able to fulfil my responsibility with ease. Many people aided in transporting me from home to the polling centre, especially my wife and the ambulance provided by an NGO. I am deeply content as this may be my last vote,” he said.

The former ambulance driver said he had never failed to fulfil his voting duty except in the Selangor State Election last August due to health concerns.

"I have fulfilled my responsibility. Now, my sincere hope is for the elected representative to serve the community well, prioritising the interests and welfare of KKB residents, and most importantly, refrain from playing up religious and racial sentiments,” he said.

His wife, Dalilah Abas, 62, expressed gratitude for being able to fulfil her husband’s wish to vote.

The by-election is a four-cornered fight involving Pang Sock Tao (Pakatan Harapan), Khairul Azhari Saut (Perikatan Nasional), Hafizah Zainuddin (Parti Rakyat Malaysia) and Nyau Ke Xin (Independent).

The seat fell vacant following the death of incumbent Lee Kee Hiong, 58, of DAP on March 21 due to cancer. - BERNAMA

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