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Tanjung Piai by-election – nomination day today

Bernama

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Modified 2 Nov 2019, 1:13 am

TG PIAI POLLS | The Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election process will begin today with the nomination of candidates at 9am.

Dewan Jubli Intan Sultan Ibrahim here is the nomination centre for the by-election, the ninth to be held since the 14th general election (GE14) last year.

For this by-election, Pakatan Harapan has named Tanjung Piai Bersatu division chief Karmaine Sardini, 66, as its candidate to defend the seat while BN has announced former MP for the area, Wee Jeck Seng, 55, as its candidate.

Apart from the two parties, former BN component Gerakan has also said it would be contesting the seat.

Gerakan, which quit BN after GE14, has named lawyer and certified accountant Wendy Subramaniam, 38, as its candidate. She is also Gerakan deputy secretary-general and national women’s vice-chief.

The by-election is expected to be a crowded affair as Parti Barisan Jemaah Islamiah (Berjasa) yesterday confirmed that its president, Badhrulhisham Abdul Aziz, would be contesting.

An independent representing Gabungan Teksi Semalaysia (GTSM), Shamsubahrin Ismail, is also expected to join the fray.

The nomination period is one hour and returning officer Zulkifly Mohd Tahir will announce the names of the candidates at about 11am.

As of yesterday, the Election Commission has sold 27 sets of nomination forms to parties and individuals.

The by-election was triggered by the death of incumbent Md Farid Md Rafik, 42, from Bersatu on Sept 21.

In GE14, Md Farid won the seat by a 524-vote majority in a three-cornered fight against Wee (BN-MCA) and Nordin Othman (PAS).

Candidates will two weeks to campaign and polling is on Nov 16.

- Bernama

 

 

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