Rompin by-election: Polls open

Rompin by-election: Polls open
Polls opened at 8am at the 38 polling centres in the constituency.

ROMPIN: Polls for the Rompin by-election opened at 8am on Tuesday.

In Kuala Rompin, voters could be seen lining up outside the polling centres from very early as the state government had declared a special holiday in conjunction with the polls.

The by-election will see a straight fight between Barisan Nasional's Datuk Hasan Arifin and PAS' Nazri Ahmad.

Hasan arrived at Sekolah Kebangsaan Leban Condong at around 8.30am to cast his vote.

Nazri will cast his vote at Sekolah Agama Rakyat LKTP Keratong 5.

The Rompin parliamentary seat fell vacant after incumbent of 23 years Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis was killed in a helicopter crash along with five others on April 4 near Semenyih.

In the 2013 general election, Jamaluddin retained the seat by beating former Wanita PAS chief Nuridah Mohd Salleh with a majority of 15,114 votes.

The by-election is the ninth to be called since the 13th general election in May 2013.

The constituency has 53,294 registered voters, comprising 52,744 ordinary voters, 545 early voters and five absentee voters.

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