KUALA LUMPUR: The nomination for the 15th General Election (GE15) for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat in Kedah and Tioman state seat in Pahang, will be held simultaneously on Thursday (Nov 24).
Polling for GE15 in both constituencies was postponed following the death of one of the candidates vying for the two seats, namely M. Karupaiya of Pakatan Harapan (PH) for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat and Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) Md. Yunus Ramli for the Tioman state seat.
The nomination centre for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat will be at the Kulim Hi-Tech Sports Complex, in Kulim, while for the Tioman state seat, it will be at Dewan Jubli Perak Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Rompin. The centres will open at am.
Prospective candidates wanting to contest the seats have until 10am to submit their nomination papers.
However, candidates who were nominated previously do not have to submit their nomination papers again, but they need to be present at the nomination centre to draw lots for their new position on the ballot paper.
The Election Commission (EC) has set Dec 7 as the polling day and Dec 3 for early voting.
Candidates will have 13 days to campaign, which ends at 11.59pm on Dec 6.
Karupaiya, 69, the incumbent Padang Serai MP, died at 2.27pm on Nov 16. He was admitted to Kulim Hospital on Nov 14 after collapsing while campaigning due to a heart attack.
Karupaiya was supposed to face a six-cornered fight against Hamzah Abd Rahman of Pejuang, Datuk C. Sivaraajh (Barisan Nasional), Mohd Bakhri Hashim (Warisan), Datuk Azman Nasrudin (PN) and Independent candidate Sreanandha Rao last Saturday, which was polling day for GE15.
Meanwhile, Md Yunus, 61, who was PAS Sungai Puteri branch leader died at about 3.3am on the polling day at Rompin Hospital, resulting in the EC to postpone polling for the Tioman state seat.– The Star