Election Commission sets Feb 26 as nomination day for the Merlimau state assembly constituency in Malacca.
The Election Commission (EC) has set March 6 as polling day for the Merlimau by-election, a state constituency in Malacca.
The seat fell vacant following the death of state assemblyperson Mohamad Hidhir Abu Hasan, who suffered from a second heart attack and was placed on life-support system on Jan 20.
His death triggered the country’s 15th by-election since the March 2008 general election. Mohamad Hidhir was 54.(End of report)
EC to hang on over Port Klang’s seat vacancy
Meanwhile the EC is waiting for the disposal of a court challenge to the vacancy of Port Klang seat declared vacant by the Speaker following the absence for 6 months from the State Assembly by the Assemblyman. The Assemblyman had been absent frequently from the Assembly since he was a PKR politician, and the pattern continued after he hopped over to UMNO.