87,227 Indonesians exercise their voting rights in Kinabalu

87,227 Indonesians exercise their voting rights in Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu (ANTARA) - Indonesian citizens (WNI), totaling 87,227, cast their ballots to elect the president, vice-president, and members of the local and national legislatures in the jurisdiction of the Indonesian Consulate, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Data from the Overseas Election Committee (PPLN) in Kota Kinabalu on Tuesday indicated that the number of people on the permanent voter lists (DPT) reached 140,878 out of which 87,227 exercised their right to vote in 26 polling stations and mobile ballot boxes.

Chairperson of PPLN Kota Kinabalu Cahyonoi Rustam remarked on Tuesday that 11,287 people were registered on the DPT of which 3,409 had exercised their voting rights at 26 polling stations in Kota Kinabalu.

Meanwhile, of the 129,475 people on the DPT, 83,818 cast their vote in 433 mobile ballot boxes in the districts of Sandakan-Kinabatangan, Kudat, Keningau, Beaufort-Sipitang and Labuan, Kundasang, Bandar KK 1 and Bandar KK 2.

Rustam revealed that 64.7 percent of the voters cast their vote in mobile ballot boxes, while 30.2 percent voted in polling stations.

In the meantime, Indonesian Consul General in Kota Kinabalu Krishna Djelani lauded the PPLN and the general election supervisory committee (Panwaslu) for making optimal preparations to hold the event owing to which the voter participation level had increased.

The earlier elections recorded less than 50 percent Indonesian voters, with merely few polling stations set up.

However, in the 2019 presidential and legislative elections, voting has been conducted on a massive scale, with polling stations set up at farm and plantation areas. EDITED BY INE

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