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.