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KUALA KANGSAR - The Election Commission expects a 75% voter turnout in the Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar by-elections on Saturday, a lower estimate compared to the 13th General Election.

Its chairman, Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah, said the expected lower turnout was due to voters who are unable to return to cast their ballots.

“The turnout was 88% in Sungai Besar during the last general election, but this time we expect about 75% in both areas.

“Voters living outside Perak may not want to return home maybe because they feel that this is only a small election," Mohd Hashim told reporters after observing final preparations at Dewan Jubli Perak, which is the official vote tallying centre for the by-election here.

He said another reason would be that Hari Raya Aidilfitri is just three weeks away.

“They may not want to balik kampung twice in a short period of time," he said.

He again urged outstation voters to exercise their rights by returning to vote.

He said the official results for both by-elections were expected around 9pm.

-THE STAR

Putrajaya should take the election pledges made by federal ministers seriously and not assume Sarawak would always be BN’s “fixed deposit”, said Sarawak BN Backbenchers Club Chairman Abdullah Saidol.

He also told reporters in the state assembly here today that the Federal Government should not take lightly Sarawak’s efforts to pursue greater autonomy rights and devolution of powers.

“Any promise made by the federal ministers during the state elections should not be taken for granted.

KUALA KANGSAR - Barisan Nasional candidate in the Kuala Kangsar by-election Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid remains strong, despite the various accusations aimed at her on the social media and websites, said her son, Wan Emir Astar Wan Mohammad Khair-il.

Wan Emir, 26, who is the oldest sibling, has taken onto himself the responsibility of campaigning for his mother, who is still observing the "iddah" (the mourning period which Muslim women have to observe following their death of their spouse, or

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) secretary-general Rafizi Ramli has been urged to furnish proof on his allegations of demand for money and women in dealings with the PKR-led Selangor government to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

PKR president Datuk Seri Datin Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said, at the same time, the party's political bureau would also scrutinise the claims which were raised by the Pandan Member of Parliament several days ago.

"If it involves a party member, the member will

THE HAGUE - German and Swiss authorities have carried out raids seizing documents after learning a German private detective had investigated the MH17 air disaster, Dutch officials and media said Tuesday.

Among the objects seized during last week’s raids were “apparently explosive papers” which Dutch investigators hope may narrow down the search for those behind the 2014 tragedy, said the daily De Telegraaf.

All 298 passengers and crew -- the majority of them Dutch -- died when Malaysia

Malaysia's mesmerising culture and mouth-watering cuisine took centre stage at the recently-organised 'Malaysia Culture Day' in Krakow, Poland.

Presided over by Malaysian ambassador to Poland Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin, the event also featured a Malaysian traditional fashion show as well as a Malay wedding presentation, narrated in English and Polish.

The Malaysian traditional dance segment was performed by Polish and Malaysian medical students from Warsaw University and Jagiellonian

KUALA LUMPUR – Australian Transport Safety Bureau chief Martin Dolan said the underwater search off the West Australian coast for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 will be called off as soon as July, unless significant new evidence emerges.

Dolan who is the person in charge of the search for the missing plane, said the Australian government had commissioned a search covering 120,000 square kilometres and they had about 15,000 square kilometres left to go, ABC.net.au reported.

"At this stage

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