Twenty-seven nomination forms for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election have been sold as of 12 pm today.
Johor Election Commission (EC) deputy director Mohammad Zaidad Abu Samat said all the forms were purchased by 10 parties comprising major political parties and individuals.
“Three parties have paid the election deposit of RM10,000,” he said when contacted here today.
However, he did not disclose the names of the political parties or individuals.
On Oct 24, Mohammad Zaidad was reported to have said that six nomination forms had been sold since Oct 8.
The nomination day was set for Nov 2 at the Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim, near here, while the polling day was set for Nov 16.
So far, only Pakatan Harapan through Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia (Gerakan) have announced the candidates who will contest for the parliamentary seat.
Three days ago, Bersatu president Muhyiddin Yassin had announced Tanjung Piai Bersatu division chief Karmaine Sardini as the Harapan candidate. Meanwhile, Gerakan yesterday named its deputy secretary-general, Wendy Subramaniam, as its candidate
According to Mohammad Zaidad, in terms of the EC’s preparation, training involving 992 officers at all 28 Voting Centres (including early voting) has been completed.
“In terms of security, the Royal Malaysia Police is ready with the deployment of more than 1,700 personnel. Today, there was also a coordination session with the Pontian district police chief for the police to control the movement of supporters to the nomination hall,” he said, adding that they were also on standby to face possible floods