REMBAU: The Umno deputy president, who is contesting on a Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket for the Rantau state seat by-election, arrived at the polling centre at 8.26am, accompanied by his wife and five children.
Mohamad’s gentle mood could be accredited to the high number of constituents who had swarmed the polling town center morning hours to exercise their right to vote.
“My wife and kids are here with me, so I have extra votes today.
“The body language shown by the voters, too, seems to be very positive and I hope it will be translated at the voting box. I hope I will be given another chance to serve for the people here,” he said.
On the ongoing polling process, Mohamad said he is satisfied with the smooth development, which he said is an improvement over previous polls.
“I want to congratulate the Election Commission (EC) for upgrading and improving the system, following suggestions made by us after the 14th general election (GE14).
“Streams 1 and 2 now are located in the hall, which is more convenient for senior citizen voters, unlike in GE14, when the streams were located on the first floor.
“The flow is much better this time around – voters need only take the paper and cast their votes without having to wait long,” he said.