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EC to meet Friday on Pujut state by-election

Bernama

Published
Modified 16 May 2017, 11:14 am

The Election Commission (EC) will have a special meeting on Friday to discuss the by-election for the Pujut state constituency in Sarawak, said EC chairperson Mohd Hashim Abdullah.

He said in a statement today that the EC was officially notified of the vacant seat by Sarawak state assembly speaker Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar.

The seat fell vacant after Dr Ting Tiong Choon of the DAP was disqualified as the state assemblyperson on May 12 for allegedly having Australian citizenship.

A motion seeking his disqualification was supported by 70 assemblypersons in the 82-seat assembly. Ten assemblypersons opposed it.

- Bernama