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Kuala Terengganu by-election to be held simultaneously with state polls

The polling date will be on Aug 12, while nomination is fixed for July 29.

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An Election Commission worker goes about his daily tasks at the EC headquarters in Putrajaya ahead of the Nov 19 polls. Photo: Bernama
An Election Commission worker goes about his daily tasks at the EC headquarters in Putrajaya ahead of the Nov 19 polls. Photo: Bernama

The Election Commission (EC) has set the polling for the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary by-election to be held simultaneously with the six state polls on Aug 12.

EC chairman Abdul Ghani Salleh said the nomination and early voting for the by-election will also be held simultaneously with those of the state polls in Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Penang, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan, namely on July 29 and Aug 8, respectively.

He said this at a press conference after chairing the EC special meeting in Putrajaya today.

The meeting was held following the decision of the Terengganu Election Court on June 27 to nullify the victory of Ahmad Amzad Hashim of PAS in Kuala Terengganu during the 15th general election on Nov 19 last year, after finding that the petitioner, Mohd Zubir Embong of Barisan Nasional, had succeeded in proving that corruption had taken place with the aim of influencing voters in the election for the seat.

On July 8, PAS decided that it would not appeal against the court's decision.

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