1 bas penuh, majoriti penumpangnya lelaki dari Selangor dan disyaki pengundi HANTU telah ditahan di Batu Hampar, DUN Trong. Semua penumpang sedang ditahan, kawalan Polis yang ketat dapat dilihat, muka2 penumpang kelihatan pucat..sewaktu ditahan ! Sya memaklumkan dari Batu Hampar..kesemua mereka adalah 'pengundi hantu'. Laporan Polis akan dibuat sekejap lagi di Balai Polis Trong. Gambar hantu2 akan dimasukkan sedikit masa lagi.
12:45 Nasaruddin Mat Isa, the Pas deputy president. "The ground looks promising," he says.
His prediction: 1,500-1,800 majority.
12:35 A van passes by with a loud hailer announcing in the Chinese slang style of "old newspaper" but instead of "old newspapers", the words are "Umno, BN sudah lama, jom kita tukar baru!"
11:19 The police fired teargas to disperse the crowd in front of the school
11:10 Teargas has just been fired at the Air Kuning school about 200 metres away.
11:09 He arrives in a black Toyota 2.7 VVT-1
11:08 Hadi Awang has just arrived in Air Kuning, just a few feet away from me.
11:03 A convoy of five blue police trucks with red-helmeted riot police inside has just passed by along Jalan Ai Kuning. The lead truck's siren is wailing.
10.23am Bukit Selambau Elections watchdog Mafrel reported that there is no EC's yellow tape to mark the 50 metre restrictive zone outside the SM Aman Jaya polling centre in Sungai Lalang.
It added that the police were asking observers to stay away at a distance from the school gate, where the two major parties have pitched their tents. One independent candidate has also put up a tent, but further away.
10.18am Bukit Gantang PAS candidate Mohamad Nizar: "God willing, there is a good chance (for a win)."
He spent some 15 minutes with his supporters at Sek Keb Changkat Jering polling centre.
As he was walking to his car, BN supporters shouted ‘Penderhaka' (traitor). PAS supporters reacted by shouting ‘Hancur Umno, Hidup Nizar'.
10.15am Message from Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim.
"After one year in office the Pakatan Rakyat has delivered on our promise to build a more peaceful, prosperous and united Malaysia. We have fought against corruption and we have made life better in our states with better healthcare, investments in education and we have created thousands of new jobs.
"On April 7th Malaysians in Bukit Selambau, Bukit Gantang and Batang Ai will return once again to the polls to vote for change and for a brighter future for Malaysia. Join PKR, PAS and DAP in supporting our candidates in these important by-elections.
"Vote if you can. If you are registered to vote in these elections but live outside the constituency, we ask you to make the effort to go home and vote."
9.53am Bukit Selambau Independent candidate T Chandrarajan and wife M Suguna Devi voted at Sek Men Teknik Sungai Petani at about 9.35am.
Chandrarajan is the only independent candidate who is a registered voter in this constituency. A total of 13 independent candidates are vying for this seat along with PKR's Manikumar and BN's Ganesan.
9.45am Bukit Gantang Supporters from PAS and BN are exchanging insults at the Sek Keb Changkat Jering polling centre. About 300 PAS supporters are chanting ‘Hancur Umno, Hancur BN' to which the 100-odd BN supporters responded by shouting ‘PAS Munafik' (PAS hypocrite).
PAS supporters are also singing songs about Altantuya. Voters are also coming in continuously to cast their ballots.
9.35am Bukit Gantang A PAS supporter was chased by two policemen after he was seen wearing an Altantuya mask at the Sek Keb Changkat Jering polling centre. The supporter managed to run away.
9.28am Bukit Gantang BN's Ismail Saffian, "I am confident people will vote for BN and me".
When asked if his defeat would mean people's lack of confidence in Najib, he said: "I leave it to the people". He earlier said his victory would be an endorsement to Najib as the new PM.
He also claimed that his opponents were up to their dirty tactics again this morning by sending out fake SMSes claiming to be from him to voters, asking them not to vote for him.
9.25am Batang Ai Polling opened at 8am in 26 polling stations across the sprawling constituency in Batang Ai. With only 8,000 registered voters, and no traffic jams, residents are taking their time to vote.
In some far-flung polling stations, voting will close earlier to enable the ballot boxes to be flown by helicopters to the main counting centre in the border town of Lubok Antu.
9.20am Bukit Gantang Heavy traffic at the main junction in Taiping as voters and party workers are getting busy with their tasks. Police are monitoring traffic.
9.07am Bukit Gantang The Larut Matang and Selama Hired Car and Taxi Drivers Cooperative is providing free service to ferry voters to polling centres.
Chairperson Ismail Mat Isa said 25 taxi drivers would start picking up voters from 7am until polling closed at 5pm.
"It is our social responsibility to help the government by increasing the voter turnout," he said, adding that the free taxi service was also in support of BN's Ismail Saffian.
9am Bukit Selambau PKR's Manikumar, who is visiting the various polling centres, arrives at Ladang Perbadanan Kedah Tamil school where his opponent Ganesan was still waiting after having polled. Both of them exchanged pleasantries.
The by-election here has created a history for the number of candidates contesting to win this state seat - 15 in all, with 13 independents.
8.59am Bukit Gantang BN's Ismail Saffian arrives at the SK Dato Panglima Gantang voting centre and proceeds to cast his vote.
8.47am Bukit Gantang Taiping police chief Raja Musa told reporters that the Light Strike Force units were sent to all polling centres to maintain order and ensure security. The traffic outside the SK Dato Panglima Gantang voting centre is almost at a standstill with motorists slowing down to see the two sets of supporters in action.
BN's Ismail has yet to arrive to cast his vote.
8.42am Bukit Selambau BN/MIC's Ganesan, after voting: "I am relaxed. Now it is up to the voters. Tonight I will sleep well. I leave it to the voters and god now. I am a familiar face to them. We want to win to serve the people and not for glory".
8.40am Bukit Selambau PKR's Manikumar (photo), after voting: "Today is a historic day. I am confident of winning this seat, maybe with even a majority of more than 2,000. There is a huge support for me here"
8.37am Bukit Gantang BN/Umno supporters have started retaliating to the noise made by the PAS supporters at the SK Dato Panglima Gantang voting centre in Changkat Jering.
The police Light Strike Force unit is on standby, They have also formed a line outside the polling centre to separate the opposing supporters.
8.35am Bukit Gantang Of the three candidates vying for this parliamentary seat, only BN's Ismail will be voting today.
PAS' Mohamad Nizar is a registered voter in Pasir Panjang state constituency where he is the assemblyperson while independent candidate Kamarul is not registered as a voter.
There are 55,562 voters, including 136 postal voters, in the constituency.
The Election Commission will open 32 polling stations with 111 voting streams.
8.30am Bukit Gantang A crowd of about 100 are at the SK Dato Panglima Gantang voting centre. This is where BN's Ismail Saffian will be voting. The crowd is divided equally between Umno and PAS supporters. They are all waving their respective party flags and posters in support of their candidates.
PAS supporters are shouting ‘Allahuakbar' and singing religious songs.
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