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.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Sungai Bakap , By-election , PKR , Chow Kon Yeow

   

Next In Nation

Man wanted for love scam arrested after lodging police report in Kota Bharu
UiTM vital in drive to attain 51% Bumiputera professionals goal, says Ahmad Zahid
Flood evacuees rise to 114 in Membakut
Eight triad members, including seven minors charged with injuring teenagers
Empirical study on separation of AG-PP roles continues in UK, says Azalina
Sg Bakap polls: It was an honest mistake, says PN candidate over ISO cert faux pas
Muay Thai coach charged with rape and sexual assault of teen in Bachok
SAR op for missing ferry passenger enters second day
Ministry to enhance science ecosystem in bid to produce Nobel laureates
Zaid pours cold water on govt idea to make Langkawi a Muslim-preferred destination

Others Also Read