Wednesday, 11 February 2009

EC to meet Friday on by-elections - Malaysiakini

The Election Commission (EC) will be meeting this Friday to discuss the status of the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat in Perak and the Bukit Selambau state seat in Kedah. - Malaysiakini .

Both these seats fell vacant Momday following the sudden death of Bukit Gantang's parliamentarian and the resignation of Bukit Selambau state representative.

EC public relations officer Sabri Said said in a statement that the meeting will consider if by-elections should be held for these two seats - both won by Pakatan Rakyat in the March 8 general election.

He said that EC chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof will hold a press conference after the meeting at 11am to announce the commission's decision.

If the EC decides that by-elections should be held for the two seats, Abdul Aziz is then expected to announce the nomination days and polling days for the two seats.

PAS Bukit Gantang member of parliament, Roslan Shaharum, 50, died Monday of a heart attack in Batu Gajah, Perak.

Allahyarham Roslan defeated Umno treasurer Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi in the March 8 general elections last year.

Several hours after Roslan's death, the Kedah state government announced that PKR's V Arumugam had resigned from his seat.

In the general election, Arumugam stood as an independent candidate to defeat BN/MIC's S Krishnan.


1 comment:

pemerhati said...

Pilihan raya ini bermakna satu referandum untuk menilai penerimaan rakyat, terutama sekali di Perak, terhadap kerajaan Barisan Nasional yang baru mengambil alih kerajaan negeri itu.