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Over 14 million Malays vote today in general election

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EC staff making final preparations at a polling station at Stadium Titiwangsa in Kuala Lumpur.

Around 14.4 million Malay­sians will cast their votes today from 8am to 5pm at 28,115 polling stations nationwide.

14,940,624 are registered voters who are eligible to cast their ballots in today’s general election. Of that number, 278,590 are advance voters who cast their ballots last Saturday.

Advance voters comprise qualified military, police and General Operations Force personnel as well as their spouses.

Voters aged below 40 comprise 40.94% of the electorate and are the biggest age group among today’s eligible voters.

Women also outnumber men, making up 50.58% of the 14.9 million voters. A total of 2,333 candidates will be contesting 222 parliamentary seats and 505 state seats.

The Election Commission (EC) expects to announce the results from 8pm Malaysian time this evening. A simple majority of 112 parliamentary seats will be needed to form the Federal Government.

The EC will upload real-time results and all other announcements on its websites www.spr.gov.my and pru14.spr.gov.my and via its app MySPR Semak.

Read our comments about today’s election HERE.

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Phuket’s multi-tasking bus driver fined

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The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) has fined the Phuket to Songkhla bus driver who, on Saturday, was captured on video, whilst responsible for a bus full of passengers, with his son sitting on his lap and making, what appears to be, live video chat calls.

Read more about the incident HERE. (The original story says the bus was travelling to Phattalung. The bus was actually going to Songkhla but was registered in Phattalung)

The PLTO Officer Prapai Suankun says, “We have questioned the bus driver who has been named as 45 year old Surachai Reabroi.”

“The bus headed off from the Phuket Bus Terminal on Friday night. The bus driver told us that he teaches his seven year old son to drive the bus but he has still has control of the steering wheel along the way.”

“He dropped his son in Phang Nga and then continued on the drive. The bus arrived at its destination at Dan Nok in Songkhla. He had driven 60-70 kilometres during the journey.”

“Surachai has been fined 5,000 baht. His driving license has been suspended for one month. We are also paying more attention to ensure the road safety of public vehicle drivers.”

You can watch the original video posted HERE.

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Search on for person who tried to drown puppies

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“Paitoon, accompanied by many, also made merit for the deceased pups.”

by Saichon Srinuanjan

Authorities suspect somebody may tried to drown seven puppies and succeeded in killing five of them in Ratchaburi’s city district, west of Bangkok.

Two puppies from the litter were found wet, but alive, though five other likely siblings were found at the same spot but lifeless.

“We will ask police to investigate. If the intentional drowning is confirmed, the person responsible for this act shall be held responsible under the law against animal cruelty,” said Tambon Nampu Administrative Organisation’s chief executive Paitoon Pattana.

He said this as he took the five little bodies to Thung Tan Temple for cremation. The temple has a crematorium especially for dogs.

Paitoon, accompanied by many, also made merit for the deceased pups.

Search on for person who tried to drown puppies | News by The Thaiger

STORY: The Nation

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