Dr Mahathir skips Rantau by-election due to busy schedule

Dr Mahathir skips Rantau by-election due to busy schedule

PUCHONG: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is skipping the Rantau by-election even though today is the last day of campaigning.

PKR’s Dr S Streram is vying for the Rantau seat for Pakatan Harapan (PH) in a four cornered tussle involving Umno acting president Mohamad Hasan of Barisan Nasional (BN) and two other independents.

Dr S Streram has been facing a tough challenge from Mohamad Hasan especially since PAS forged an alliance with BN.

Dr Mahathir who is also PH chairman joined the campaign trails in the last three by-elections in Port Dickson, Cameron Highlands and Semenyih.


The nonagenarian prime minister was unable to attend today due to a packed schedule for the day.


He had previously skipped the campaign trails in three by elections in Selangor – Seri Setia, Balakong and Sungai Kandis – which PH retained.

Voters in Rantau would be polling tomorrow.

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