MELAKA: The fight for the Melaka 28 state seats have started today between Barisan Nasional (BN), Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH).
Melaka voters will decide on the fate of the 112 candidates vying for the 28 State Assembly seats.
It s very tough to predict the outcome of today Melaka State Elections, especially with the strict Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) that limit physical interaction and movements.
Ketereh Umno division chief, Tan Sri Annuar Musa told reporters SOP has brought about a new way of campaigning through social media.
A total of 217 polling centres involving 1,109 channels opened at 8am today (Saturday Nov 20).
The Election Commission made it compulsory to follow all Covid-19 prevention guidelines during the whole voting process to ensure the safety of the people can be protected.
Among the candidates who have casted their votes early are Barisan Nasional (BN) and Perikatan Nasional (PN) candidates for the Tanjung Bidara seat Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh and Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin, respectively; Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for Bukit Katil Adly Zahari and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali, who is defending the Lendu seat. Others are PH candidate for Asahan Datuk Seri Idris Haron and his wife, and also the Independent candidate for Pengkalan Batu, Datuk Norhizam Hassan Baktee, who rode a motorcycle to the polling station, according to NST.
According to political Analysts, BN has big chance to win many seats as PN and PH are at their weakest level, while the Prime Minister is from BN.
Analysts added that civil servants are likely to give their votes to BN as they feel much comfortable with this party.
Many BN supporters have been seen since early morning carrying placards and campaiging for BN candidates.
Analysts also predict PH to come out second, while they doubt PN to win any seat as the PAS and Bersatu do not have strong presence in Melaka.
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