Landslide wins for Perikatan in Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu if polls held now, says Shahidan

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  • Sunday, 04 Dec 2022

KULIM: State elections for Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu should he held as soon as polling for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat in Kedah and the Tioman state seat in Pahang are completed, says Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.

The Arau MP said now was the best time for the three Perikatan Nasional-ruled states to hold polls as voters threw their support behind the coalition in GE15 on Nov 19.

Shahidan, who is former Federal Territories minister, said Perikatan would be able to secure a big victory and maintain the administration of the Kedah state government.

"After this election (Padang Serai), we should go ahead with state polls. I think Kedah, just like in Perlis, will see Perikatan secure a landslide victory," he told a press conference here on Sunday (Dec 4).

The Election Commission (EC) has set Dec 7 (Wednesday) as the polling day for both the Padang Serai parliamentary seat and the Tioman state seat.

In GE15, Perikatan won 14 out of the 15 state seats in Perlis as well as the three parliamentary constituencies – Padang Besar, Kangar and Arau.

Perikatan also swept all 14 parliamentary seats in Kelantan, all eight in Terengganu and 13 out of 14 seats in Kedah. – Bernama

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