SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The nomination for the Sungai Kandis state by-election begun at 9am Saturday (July 21) at Dewan Besar Tanjung of the Shah Alam City Council in Section 19 here.
Potential candidates have one hour to submit their nomination papers, after which the Returning Officer, Datuk Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad, will announce the names of the candidates contesting the by-election.
PKR has announced that it will field the headmaster of the Tahfiz Al Fateh Jalan Kebun, Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni, who is also the secretary of the PKR Religious Understanding and Consolidation Bureau.
Barisan Nasional has named Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam as its candidate while the PAS has said it is skipping the by-election to avert a three-cornered contest that would split the votes.
It is likely that an independent candidate will join the fray as a source at the Selangor Election Commission Office confirmed that a male individual had paid the deposit required to contest the by-election.
The constituency has 51,230 registered voters, comprising 51,217 ordinary voters and 13 absentee voters.
The Sungai Kandis seat fell vacant after the death of assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafie on July 2 from lymphoma.
He won the Sungai Kandis seat with a 12,480-vote majority in GE14.
Polling is on Aug 4. - Bernama