‘The 15th General Election for P.17 Padang Serai is postponed due to the death of a candidate.’
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The Election Commission (EC) has yet to make an official announcement concerning the Padang Serai parliamentary seat election.
The commission, in a statement yesterday, informed that the Returning Officer (RO) had returned the election writ in which it was stated that a candidate for the constituency had died.
A meeting would be held on Friday 18 November before the EC makes an announcement on the important dates for the Padang Serai election.
However, a Padang Serai voter who checked her details on the MySPRSemak portal told The Rakyat Post that polling day information had been removed, and there was an alert published instead:
“The 15th General Election for P.17 Padang Serai is postponed due to the death of a candidate.”
Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate M Karupaiya passed away yesterday due to a heart attack.
The Padang Serai seat incumbent was a PKR branch chief and would have faced five other opponents in his fight to retain the seat.