By-election date to be decided on Wednesday

PUTRAJAYA, Fri.: (Bernama) The Election Commission (EC) will meet next Wednesday to decide on five matters, including the dates for nomination of candidates and the by-election for the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat.

Its secretary, Datuk Kamaruzaman Mohd Noor, said the EC received Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s letter of resignation as Member of Parliament for the constituency at noon today.

“We also received a letter from the Dewan Rakyat Speaker by fax at noon and by hand at 2.30pm informing us on the Permatang Pauh seat being left vacant now following the resignation.

“Therefore, the EC will meet on Aug 6 to decide on five matters, including the nomination and by-election dates for the Permatang Pauh seat,” he told Bernama here today. [more]

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