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EC receives official notice on vacancy for Balakong seat

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Election Commission has received an official notification on the vacancy of the Balakong state seat, said its secretary Mohamed Elias Abu Bakar.

In a statement, he said the EC received the notice of the vacancy from state legislative assembly speaker Ng Suee Lim today.

The seat fell vacant following the death of its assemblyperson Ng Tien Chee in an accident at KM11.7 of the Grand Saga Highway on July 20.

As such, Mohamed Elias said the EC would hold a special meeting at its headquarters in Putrajaya, this Monday at 10am to discuss on the important dates for the Balakong by-election.

It included the date for issuing the writ for the election, nomination day and polling day, he added.

In the 14th general election, Ng retained his Balakong seat for the second term after defeating Lim Chin Wah from BN and Mohamad Ibrahim Ghazali (PAS) with a 35,538-vote majority.

-- Bernama

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