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Selasa, 17 November 2009

Kota Siputeh State Assembly Seat Vacant

Malaysia probably sees another by-election after the Kedah state assembly seat of Kota Siputeh is declared vacant by the High Court. The Judge, Datuk Alizatul Khair Osman Khairuddin have decided to declared the seat vacant when the incumbent, Abu Hassan (BN) failed to attend the State Assembly Seating 2 times in a row in the past 19 April and 9 August 2009.

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.

Abu Hassan

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.

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