Tanjung Piai by-election on 16 November

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The Chairman of Election Commission of Malaysia (EC) Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun (second right) shows the by-election area map of P.165 Tanjung Piai parliamentary area at the EC Tower in Putrajaya. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 01 OCTOBER 2019
The Chairman of Election Commission of Malaysia (EC) Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun (second right) shows the by-election area map of P.165 Tanjung Piai parliamentary area at the EC Tower in Putrajaya. PIX: SYAFIQ AMBAK / MalaysiaGazette / 01 OCTOBER 2019

PUTRAJAYA – The Election Commission of Malaysia (EC) has fixed 2 November (Saturday) as the nomination day for the coming Tanjung Piai by-election.

The election day is set on 16 November (Saturday).

The Chairman of EC Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun said, the duration of campaign is set for 14 days after the candidates nomination, until 11.59 pm on 15 November 2019.

The Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election will be held following the death of its incumbent Member of Parliament, Allahyarham YB Datuk Wira Dr. Md Farid bin Md. Rafik on 21 September due to heart attack.

Md Farid, 42, from Bersatu, who was also the Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Department, won the seat during the 14th General Election after beating MCA’s Wee Jeck Seng and PAS’ Nordin Othman with a majority of 524 votes.

The early voting will be held on 12 November while postal voting applications will open from today, 1 October until 31 October.

Azhar also urged the future candidates who wish to contest for the P.165 Tanjung Piai by-election to study on filling up the nomination form before the Candidate Nomination date.

They are also advised to pay their deposits earlier to ensure a smooth process on the nomination day.

According to Azhar, a total of 1,019 officers have been appointed to handle the process of P.165 Tanjung Piai by-election. Meanwhile, 28 polling centres with 127 voting channels will be set-up to facilitate the voters. -MalaysiaGazette

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