We have not been able to contact the Batang Ai team since morning. By the time Batang Ai team come through now we were told that 3 voting stations have finished and Mafrel Coordinator is accompanying the ballot box from Nanga Jelek to the counting centre in Lubuk Antu to ensure that nothing untowards could happen. Most of the `hulu’ places have no handphone network which means most of our observers are not contactible as yet, until the polling stations there close and they come back to town areas.
Some observers had gone up rivers 2 days ago while some went yesterday. Peter is not sure if all the observers from outside could reach the hulu areas by now due to lack of communication networks and also fluctuating water levels.
Other than the above Peter reported that he witnesses voters’s family members disputing KTM’s decision not to allow family members to assist disabled family members to mark the ballot paper.