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  Pujut State By-election On July 4  
 
 

Friday, 19 May 2017

PUTRAJAYA, May 19 (Bernama) -- The by-election for the state seat of Pujut in Sarawak will be held on July 4, said Election Commission chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Hashim Abdullah.

He said the EC, at a special meeting today, decided that nomination for the by-election would be on June 20.

It also decided that there would be no early voting, he said at a press conference after the EC meeting.




Mohd Hashim said the 2016 electoral rolls updated as of May 11 would be used for the by-election.

"The rolls contains the names of 20,078 electors, comprising 20,070 ordinary electors and eight absentee electors who are abroad," he said.

The Pujut by-election is being held following the disqualification of incumbent assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon of the DAP on May 12.

The Sarawak Legislative Assembly cited his alleged Australian citizenship for the disqualification. The motion seeking his disqualification received 70 votes in favour and 10 votes against in the 82-seat assembly.

Asked about the DAP intention to challenge the disqualification in a court of law, Mohd Hashim said the EC would abide by any court decision.

However, the EC would have to hold the by-election as it was notified of the vacant seat by Sarawak Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar on May 16, he said, adding that a by-election must be held within 60 days of a seat falling vacant.

On the upcoming by-election, he said five schools would be used as polling centres with 44 polling streams.

A total of 483 election workers would be appointed to conduct the by-election, estimated to cost RM838,536, he said.

Mohd Hashim said the acting secretary of the Miri City Council, Morshidi Fredrick, would be the returning officer for the by-election.

The electoral rolls for the by-election would begin to be sole on June 15 to enable the electors to check their names, he said.

In the 11th Sarawak state election held last year, Dr Ting won the seat with a majority of 1,759 votes, beating Datuk Hii King Chiong of the Barisan Nasional, Jofri Jaraiee of PAS and independent candidate Fong Pau Teck.

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MACC Plans To Create Country's Special Corruption Index

Thursday, 22 February 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Bernama) -- The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) plans to create a more effective special corruption index to analyse and measure the level of corruption in the country....
 

Malaysia Not Going Bankrupt -- PM

Thursday, 22 February 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Bernama) -- Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has reiterated that Malaysia would not go bankrupt as it managed to reduce its debt to 50.4 per cent against the self-imposed ceiling of 55 per cent, garnered higher...


21 Telecommunication Towers, Worth RM50.4 Million, To Be Built In Kudat, Pitas - Salleh

Thursday, 22 February 2018

KUDAT, Feb 22 (Bernama) -- The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is building 21 communication towers, worth RM50.4 million, in Kudat and Pitas to increase Internet access in the affected areas....
 
Malaysia Ranks 62nd In Corruption Perception Index 2017

Thursday, 22 February 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 22 (Bernama) -- Malaysia ranks 62nd among 180 countries in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2017, compared to 55th out of 176 countries in 2016....

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Immigration Will Work With ATM To Train PASTAK

PUTRAJAYA -- The Immigration Department of Malaysia will work with the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) to train its elite team, the Special Tactical Team (PASTAK), to strengthen the team's ability....

   

21 Menara Telekomunikasi Dibina Di Kudat, Pitas Tahun Ini

KUDAT -- Kementerian Komunikasi dan Multimedia akan membina 21 menara telekomunikasi bernilai RM50.4 juta di Kudat dan Pitas bagi meningkatkan akses liputan Internet di kawasan berkenaan.Menterinya Datuk Seri Dr Salleh...

 
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