BN submits six names for consideration in the Pelangai by-election


PETALING JAYA: Pahang Barisan Nasional listed six names for consideration as candidates for the upcoming Pelangai by-election, which is set for Oct 7.

The names have been submitted to Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi for further review, according to Sinar Harian.

It was understood that among the names on the list is Bentong Umno division committee member Datuk Jamaludin Buyong.

Jamaludin, 60, who was also born in Bentong, was the former Acting Managing Director of TRIpic Berhad.

Other names being considered are Bentong Umno acting leader, Datuk Seri Mohamad Zaini Salleh; Bentong Umno division vice leader, Datuk Hazraf Ali Hasan and Bentong Umno division Women's vice leader, Fadliyatun Ahmad.

Two former Bentong Umno division youth leaders, Datuk Ekmal Hamid Zakaria and Datuk Khairuddin Yaakob, are said to be listed as well.

The names of the Barisan candidates who will compete in the Pelangai state assembly by-election will be announced in a ceremony on Sept 17.

Nomination day will be on Sept 23, while early voting has been set for Oct 3.

The seat, a state constituency in Pahang, fell vacant following the death of its assemblyman, Datuk Johari Harun, on Aug 17.

The Pahang exco member was among 10 people who perished in a plane crash in Selangor.

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