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Sungai Kandis : Low turn out due to political fatigue – Mukhriz

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JERLUN – Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) deputy president Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahahtir said the low turnout of voters in the Sungai Kandis by-election could be due to “political fatigue”.

According to the Election Commission, only 49.4 per cent of the voters went to cast their votes in the Sungai Kandis by-election.

Mukhriz, who is Kedah Menteri Besar, said voters who did not turn up to exercise their right were already tired of the politicking and  had anticipated the outcome of the election .

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“They are tired, but the victory is a manifestation of the people’s support for Pakatan Harapan, and I congratulate the PKR candidate,” he told reporters after opening the “Ziarah Kasih” programme  at Sekolah Menengah Agama Nahdhah Hasanah Melele, Padang Sera today.

In the Sungai Kandis by-election yesterday, PKR candidate Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni was named the winner. He garnered 15,427 votes in a three-cornered fight against Datuk Lokman Noor Adam of BN, who obtained 9,585 votes and Independent candidate K. Murthy, who received 97 votes.

–BERNAMA.