KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 13 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s participation in the Port Dickson by-election has negated some voter fatigue from May 9, with turnout surpassing the 50 per cent mark at 3pm.
This is the first by-election to breach the level since the 14th general election on May 9; there are still nearly two hours of voting left.
In Sungai Kandis, the recorded turnout was 49 per cent.
In the concurrent Balakong and Seri Setia by-elections, turnout was even lower, reaching just 44 and 43 per cent respectively.
Pakatan Harapan previously targeted a 60 per cent turnout for today, but is likely to miss that figure.
Anwar is contesting against six other candidates in today’s by-election that was triggered for him to contest as part of his political comeback.