Malaysia: Rantau by-election within 60 days

  • THE Election Commission (EC) will hold a by-election for the Rantau state seat in Negri Sembilan within 60 days from today, said EC chairman Azhar Azizan Harun.
  • He said EC had received confirmation from the Federal Court Registrar’s Office under Section 36(3) (a) of the Election Offences Act 1954 declaring the election result for the Rantau state seat as null and void.
  • “In line with Article LVI(5) Laws on the formation of the Negri Sembilan Government 1959, the EC will fill the vacant seat within 60 days from today,” he said in a statement, adding that an official notification would be sent to the Negri Sembilan speaker on 26 Feb 19.
  • Azhar said the EC would hold a meeting to set a date for the by-election.

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