PAS ALSO TO NAME BY-ELECTION CANDIDATE TOMORROW

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA TERENGGANU, July 8 (Bernama) -- PAS will also announce its candidate tomorrow for the Kuala Besut state by-election, polling for which is on July 24.

Its by-election director, Satiful Bahri Mamat, said today the party's central committee would select the candidate tonight in Kuala Lumpur from a list submitted by Terengganu PAS.

The candidate would be announced by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang tomorrow in Kampung Nail, Kuala Besut, he told Bernama.

Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Barisan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin is scheduled to announce the BN candidate tomorrow.

Nomination for the by-election is on Friday, July 12.

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The by-election has been necessitated by the death of assemblyman Dr A. Rahman Mokhtar of the BN of lung cancer on June 26.

He had won the seat with a 2,434 majority by beating Napisah Ismail of PAS in the general election on May 5.

Kuala Besut has 17,683 voters.

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