Pakatan Harapan's Halimey all geared up for early voting tomorrow

Manirajan Ramasamy and Rizanizam Abd Hamid

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for Seri Setia state seat, Halimey Abu Bakar is all geared up for the early voting tomorrow.

Coming into the 17th day of campaigning and five days to polling day, Halimey has covered more than 85 per cent of the constituency and is prepared for the early voting tomorrow.

"We are ready and have made all the preparation and training for our members to be at the early polling stations to monitor the process," Halimey said at the PH operation centre here today.

Halimey will be contesting against PAS candidate Dr Halimah Ali in Seri Setia and the polling day for the by-election is on Sept 8

A total of 2,801 early voters for the Balakong and Seri Setia state by-elections will be casting their ballots tomorrow.

Election Commission (EC) member Datuk Md Yusop Mansor, in a statement issued yesterday, said in Seri Setia, a total of 2,770 early voters will be involved comprising 2,597 military personnel and their spouses as well as 173 policemen.

He said for the military personnel and their spouses, they will be voting at the Ababil Multipurpose Hall, Subang Air Base, while the policemen will cast their ballots at the Royal Malaysia Police SMS Complex in Shah Alam and both early voting centres will be open from 8am to 5pm.

On programmes for the constituency, Halimey said he suggested that a cultural week should be held to promote arts and culture.

He added many of the people especially the youths have multiple talents and this should be given serious recognition.

"We should follow countries like France, which put great emphasis on the arts and cultural activities. They realise such talents also contribute to the tourism industry of the country."

He added giving assistance and support to such talents is important and they will become a national asset eventually. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd