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GE14: 49-Year-Old Woman Dies While Performing Her Duty As A Polling Clerk

She died minutes after complaining of a stomach ache.

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A woman who was assigned as a polling clerk with the Election Commission (EC) during GE14 died today, 9 May, after she complained of abdominal pain at the voting centre in Balai Raya

The female polling clerk, who was identified as 49-year-old Rozaliza Mohd. Said, was stationed at Kampung Baru Sempalit in Raub.

According to reports, Rozaliza had complained of a stomach ache at around 2pm.

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She reportedly collapsed outside the toilet at the voting centre

After she complained of stomach ache, her daughter took her to the toilet, where she collapsed without regaining consciousness, reported The Star Online.

According to the daughter, Rozaliza wasn't suffering from any illness.

Raub District Police Chief, Superintendent Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu, told media that they have sent her remains to Raub Hospital for a post-mortem.

The victim and her 23-year-old daughter were assisting the EC in manning booths at the voting centre, Superintendent Busu said

"At about 2.15pm, we received a distress call informing us of a woman who fainted at the centre. We deployed a team to carry out an investigation at the site," The Star Online quoted him as saying, who added the victim worked as a clerk at SM Tengku Kudin.

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Earlier during the day, a man and a woman died while they were waiting in line to cast their ballots at different polling stations:

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