There will be no Pujut by-election, says Sarawak Speaker


KUCHING: There will be no by-election in Pujut following the disqualification of its assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon as it occurred less than two years before the Sarawak Legislative Assembly's end of term, says Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar.

The Sarawak Speaker said Article 21(5) of the state constitution provided that a by-election need not be called if a vacancy arose in the state legislature within two years of its expiry, unless such a vacancy affected the majority of the ruling party.

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