Kuala Besut by-election to be held by Aug 27


KUALA TERENGGANU: The by-election for the Kuala Besut state seat will be held by August 27 after the notification of its vacancy was received by the state Election Commission (EC) at 10am today.

State assembly speaker Zubir Embong handed the notification letter of the vacancy to state EC director Fakhrul Razi Ab Wahab at the Wisma Darul Iman and the latter said that the notice will be forwarded immediately to the national EC.

 Zubir said according to the Article 44 (5) of the state Constitution, any vacancies of the state assembly seats must be filled within 60 days.

Fakhrul Razi said as the notice was received today, the by-election should be held by August 27. 
"I will forward the notice today and the EC chairman will make the announcements. I was informed that the EC will have pre-meeting tomorrow," he said.

The Kuala Besut state seat fell vacant after its assemblyman Dr A Rahman Mokhtar died at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah hospital due to a lung failure yesterday.

Terengganu state assembly Speaker Zubir Embong (right) and state election commission director Fakhrul Razi Ab Wahab (second right) at a press conference on Kuala Besut by-election at Wisma Darul Iman, Kuala Terengganu. -- STR/TG SYAMIM TG ISMAIL.

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