Sg Bakap: 'Understanding' exists that PKR will contest seat, says Chow

GEORGE TOWN: There is an "understanding" that the Sungai Bakap seat is PKR's as the party contested the constituency during the 2023 elections, says Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

"We have not made an official decision but the understanding is that the party who contested the seat will be given priority," he said.

He said there would be a meeting later this week to make arrangements.

"The Pakatan Harapan and unity government leadership will arrange for a meeting as soon as possible to discuss the next step," he said, adding that he believed that PKR was already discussing the matter.

"I do not know who the candidate will be and believe it is best left to PKR," he said on Monday (May 27) outside the state legislative assembly building on Light Street.

He was responding to questions about the expected by-election in Sungai Bakap following the death of its incumbent Nor Zamri Latiff on Friday (May 24).

Nor Zamri, who is also Nibong Tebal PAS chairman, won the Sungai Bakap seat in the last state polls, defeating Pakatan Harapan candidate Nurhidayah Che Rose with a 1,563-vote majority.

Bernama reported that Penang Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Law Choo Kiang submitted the notification of the vacant Sungai Bakap state seat to Penang Election Commission director Dr Siti Nazariah Abdul Zalim, at 2pm on Monday.

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