YB Mohd Hamdan of Permatang Pasir, 1 of the 3 state assemblyman in Permatang Pauh has passed away. This will trigger the 4th election since, and inclusive of the last General election on Mar 8th 2008. The voters will be asked to cast their vote again in this strong hold of Pakatan where the sitting Assemblyman has been there for at least 2 terms.
EC to fix Permatang Pasir by-election date before Aug 10
PENANG, July 31 — The Election Commission (EC) is expected to announce the nomination and polling dates for the Permatang Pasir state by-election by Aug 10.
EC chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the seat fell vacant following the death today of the incumbent, Datuk Mohd Hamdan Abdul Rahman.
The EC expected to receive the notice on the vacancy for the seat from the Penang State Assembly Speaker, Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain, by Monday, following which a meeting would be held to discuss the dates, he said when contacted by Bernama.
Meanwhile, Abdul Halim said he was waiting for the death certificate before senting the notice of vacancy to the Penang EC.
He said the state assembly would sit for five days from Aug 10 and Mohd Hamdan had submitted several written questions for the session. — Bernama