#PRN23: Voting Suspended In Paya Terubong After PN Candidate Finds Ballot Box Unsealed

Prior to the discovery, 177 ballot papers had already been cast into the box.

Cover image via Sin Chew Daily

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An unsealed ballot box was discovered at the SK Sri Relau polling station in Paya Terubong, Penang leading to the suspension of voting

Prior to the discovery of the unsealed ballot box, 177 ballot papers had already been cast into the box, with the Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidate Ooi Ghee Oon making the find at SK Seri Relau.

Ooi stated his refusal to acknowledge any of the ballots within that box as legitimate votes.

He called on the Election Commission (EC) to halt the voting process for that particular stream, which was originally intended for 719 voters, according to a report by Sin Chew Daily.

PN candidate Ooi Ghee Oon looking at the unsealed ballot box with an EC official.

Image via Sin Chew Daily

EC officials are investigating the matter

The seal was believed to have been found beside the ballot box and the matter is currently under investigation by EC authorities. It is not yet known if the 177 ballot papers would be invalidated.

Image via Sin Chew Daily

Voting for the 2023 state elections happening in Kedah, Kelantan, Penang, Terengganu, Selangor, and Negri Sembilan is underway

Voting centres in all six states opened at 8am and will close by 6pm today, 12 August.

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