Up to 63% of the 53,411 voters have cast their ballots in the Semenyih state by-election as of 3pm

SEMENYIH : The EC obtained forecast a 70% turnout for the by-election .

Polling continues to be going on at the twenty four polling stations where 116 polling channels are open from 8am to 5 .30pm . 

EC chairman Azhar Azizan Harun observed the voting at numerous polling stations since this morning , among them those at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan ( SMK ) Bandar Seri Putra ; Sekolah Rendah Agama Batu Tiga and SMK Bandar Rinching .

This may be due to the voters’ apprehension that the weather will be too hot in the afternoon and rain may fall in the evening, as it has over the past three days.  

The by-election is a four-cornered contest among Muhammad Aiman Zainali of Pakatan Harapan (PH); Zakaria Hanafi of Barisan Nasional (BN); independent Kuan Chee Heng and Nik Aziz Afiq Abdul of Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)

It has been necessitated by the death of the PH assemblyman, Bakhtiar Mohd Nor of Bersatu, on Jan 11.

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