State polls: Straight fights for Jeneri, Belantek seats in Kedah

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 29 Jul 2023

ALOR SETAR: The Jeneri seat in Kedah will see a straight fight between incumbent Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor of PAS and his Umno rival Datuk Muhamad Khizri Abu Kasim.

The state Perikatan Nasional chairman arrived at the nomination centre at the Sik Land and District office at about 9:15am accompanied by a party agent.

Clad in green Baju Melayu, the caretaker Menteri Besar was seen smiling when members of the media took the photos of him as he walked to the nomination centre.

Sanusi won the Jeneri seat in the 14th General Election after defeating Barisan's Mahadzir Abdul Hamid and Pakatan candidate Mohd Nazri Abu Hassan with a 2,455-vote majority.

Earlier, Perikatan's Belantek candidate Ahmad Sulaiman from PAS arrived at the nomination centre at about 9am to file his nomination.

Shortly after that, Muhamad Khizry and Mazli arrived with their proposer and seconder.

The Belantek seat will also see a straight fight between Ahmad and Pakatan Harapan's candidate Mazli Saipi.

Both Ahmad and Mazli are newcomers.

The Belantek seat was held by Datuk Mohd Isa Shafie of PAS, who defeated Barisan Datuk Mohd Tajudin Abdullah and Pakatan candidate Abdul Rashid Abdullah with a 2,574-vote majority

Mohd Isa passed away in June.

At 10:30am Election Commission returning officers for Jeneri and Belantek - Mahamad Suhaimi Man and Mohd Hilmi Marzuki - announced that the nomination was closed.

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Kedah , Jeneri , Belantek , State seats , Straight fights


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