Kemaman by-election set for November 2nd

POLLING for the Kemaman by-election will be on Dec 2, declares the Election Commission (EC).

Its chairman Tan Sri Abdul Ghani Salleh (picture) also announced on Tuesday (Oct 17) that nominations will take place on Nov 18 while early voting will be on Nov 28.

A total of 141,790 are eligible to vote in the by-election.

On Sept 26, the Terengganu Election Court annulled the victory of former MP Che Alias Hamid, who represented PAS in the 15th General Election.

Judge Dautk Anslem Charles Fernandis had ruled that there were elements of corruption involved during the Kemaman polls in GE15.

Judge Fernandis said the petitioner, voter Wan Mohamad Hisham Wan Abdul Jalil, succeeded in proving that corruption had taken place with the aim of influencing voters in GE15.

Che Alias won the Kemaman parliamentary seat in a four-cornered fight with a 27,719 vote majority.