Batu Talam Polls May Be Deferred If Floods Worsen
However, he said, there was no sign of the floods deteriorating and affecting the process of the Batu Talam by-election.
"So far, the voting centres are not affected by the floods," said Kamaruzaman when contacted by Bernama Monday.
The Batu Talam by-election, being held following the death of Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblyman Datuk Tengku Paris Tengku Razlan last Dec 27, will see a two-corner fight between BN candidate, Abdul Aziz Mat Kiram, 47, and independent Ng Chee Pang, 22.
Kamaruzaman said if any of the voting centres for the by-election could not be used because of the floods, the EC would gazette new ones to replace them.
He did not forsee any problem in replacing the voting centres as there are many schools in the area.
A total of 11 schools and a community hall have been gazetted as voting centres for the Batu Talam by-election.
Asked on problems faced by voters affected by the floods to go to the polls, Kamaruzaman said the EC could handle them.
Yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak told the BN machinery to take the necessary measures to ensure voters would be able to cast their votes should there be no change in the flood situation in Raub.