PAS to seek court order to postpone polls

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PORT DICKSON, Oct 7 — Alleging that some of the postal voters are also ordinary registered voters, PAS today said it will seek a court order to postpone polling for the Bagan Pinang by-election scheduled for this Sunday.

Speaking to reporters at the media briefing today, PAS vice-president Salahuddin Ayub said the party will first meet the Election Commission (EC) this afternoon.

“This afternoon we will meet with the Election Commission to demand a clean-up of the electoral roll,” said Salahuddin.

“If the EC does not do so we will not hesitate to take legal action, we will get our legal team to seek a court injunction to postpone polling,” he added.

Some 4,600 of the more than the 13,000 voters in the Bagan Pinang state constituency are members of the security forces.

The postal voters, traditionally a safe vote bank for Barisan Nasional (BN), will vote tomorrow while ordinary voters will go to the polls on Sunday.