Friday, 31 July 2009

Deja vu: Another by-election in Penang

Heard this morning that the State Assemblyman for Permatang Pasir, which is one of three state constituencies within the greater Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency, has died. So there'll be a third by-election here very soon. Will the Barisan Nasional choose not to contest again, like what they did in Penanti?

According to the newspapers: Mohd Hamdan Abdul Rahman, 60, died at the National Heart Centre in Kuala Lumpur at 6.10am this morning. A two-term state assemblyman and former Penang Pas commissioner. In the 2008 general election, Mohd Hamdan beat Umno candidate Ahmad Sahar Shuib with a majority 5,433 majority to win the seat.

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