Going to the polls first, then get married, says beaming bride

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 13 Apr 2019

RANTAU: Norliyana Mohamad Yazid will always remember this by-election as she is also due to get married today.

The 30-year-old arrived at the SJKC Chung Hua polling centre here wearing a resplendent blue-coloured wedding gown with her husband Mohamad Adham Adnan, 36, before rushing for her bersanding ceremony immediately after casting her ballot.

"My wedding date was fixed way before this polling date.

"I decided to do the needful here first and then focus on the bersanding ceremony," she added.

The Rantau polls kicked off on Saturday (April 13) as 20,804 voters exercise their constitutional right to pick their assemblyman.

It sees a four-cornered fight between Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, Pakatan Harapan candidate Dr S. Streram, independent candidates Malar Rajaram and Mohd Nor Yassin.

The by-election was triggered following a Federal Court decision to uphold an earlier ruling by the Election Court to nullify the results for Rantau.

In GE14, Umno deputy president Mohamad, who was a three-term Rantau assemblyman, won the state seat unopposed after Dr Streram was denied entry to submit his nomination papers as he did not have a tag or a pass.

Election Court judge Azimah Omar allowed Dr Streram's petition for a by-election on the grounds that Mohamad's election victory was not valid.

The Rantau polls is the seventh by-election post-GE14, and the third to be held in 2019 after Cameron Highlands and Semenyih.

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