The EC will look into whether it is possible to hold the by-elections simultaneously.
EC Chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof was quoted by the NST as saying that the EC would have to be satisfied that a state assembly seat or Parliamentary seat was lawfully vacant.
“For the Bukit Gantang seat...since the MP has passed away, it is definitely vacant but Bukit Selambau is a different issue and we need to gather detailed information and documents to make a decision.
The Bukit Gantang Parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of PAS MP Roslan Shaharum on Monday, due to a heart attack, while Bukit Selambau state assemblyman V. Arumugam from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) was said to have tendered his resignation on Sunday.
Abdul Aziz said the EC cannot just accept the Kedah Legislative Assembly Speaker’s statement that a vacancy existed for the Bukit Selambau state seat and go ahead with a by-election.
“We have to look at the issue from various perspective and not just make a decision based on assumption or because somebody had asked to do so. The EC will dispense its duties professionally based on the procedures, information and according to the law,” he said.
Nuraina says: Come on out, come on out wherever you are, Arumugam so that they can verify that you really do not want to be a wakil rakyat, and for a by-election to be held.
Politics and working for the rakyat is not for everyone. I understand.
If you are being held against your will, let's pray that you can escape from your captors and come on home, safe and sound. And live to tell your tale.
Meanwhile, everyone's raring to go. According to the Star, "a tussle has already erupted between component parties namely Umno and MIC as well as DAP and PKR while the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) has proposed that one of its Internal Security Act detainees be fielded."
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