This web site predicted all 4 by-elections may fall on Apr 7th as it coincide with a possible strategy/calculation to stretch the Opposition resources, while the ruling parties can count on (ab)using state resources to run their campaigns. Now that the 3rd by-election is confirmed to be on Apr 7th-the 4th will be known on or slightly after Mar 8th-when the Federal Court will pronounce its judgement on the appeal by BN party against the earlier court decision to call for an election.
Batang Ai by-election on April 7
Mar 4, 09 12:21pm
The Election Commission today fixed April 7 for the Batang Ai state seat by-election – the same date as the Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau by-elections in Perak and Kedah respectively.
batang air state seat 240209The nomination date for the Batang Ai seat will also be on the same day as the other two seats – March 29.
The Batang Ai date was announced today EC chairperson Abdul Aziz Yusof in Kuching today.
Abdul Aziz said that the EC is confident of handling all three by-elections at the same time.
The by-election is held following the death of assemblyman Dublin Unting Ingkot on Feb 24.
In the May 2006 state election, BN candidate Unting defeated Nicholas Bawin Anggat of the Sarawak National Party with a 806-vote majority.