Article 51 of Kedah State’s Law stated that, the Speaker has the right to declare the seat is vacant if the incumbent failed to attend the seating two times in a row. Abu Hassan meanwhile accepts the court decision and leaves it to his lawyer.
Both BN and Pas has stated that they are ready to face the election anytime. The court has fixed this Friday as a hearing for Election Commission’s (EC) application for a stay of the by-election order.
**In the past General Election, Abu Hassan (BN) won the seat with majority of 495 votes. Abu Hassan (BN) gains 8 160 votes while his opponent, Ismail Wan Teh (PAS) gains 7 665 votes.