Kelantan state assembly to inform of Chempaka seat vacancy by Sunday

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  • Friday, 13 Feb 2015

KOTA BARU: Kelantan State Assembly Speaker Datuk Abdullah Yakub is expected to inform the Election Commission of the vacant state seat of Chempaka by Sunday.

The seat fell vacant following the death of its assemblyman, former mentri besar Datuk Nik Aziz Nik Mat, on Thursday.

"At this point we have not received the death certificate and as soon as we receive it we will submit it to the Election commission.

"We expect to get the certificate on Sunday," State Assembly secretary Mojd Zaika Yamani Ibrahim said.

 In the last general election, Nik Aziz defeated Barisan Nasional candidate Wan Razman Wan Abdul Razak by a 6,500 vote majority. Nik Aziz polled 12,310 votes against Wan Razman garnered 5,810 votes.

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