EC to announce Tanjung Piai by-election date today

EC to announce Tanjung Piai by-election date today

KUALA LUMPUR: The Election Commission (EC) is scheduled to announce today the date for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election in Johor.

The electoral body has scheduled a press conference for noon at Menara SPR in Putrajaya.

The by-election has been necessitated by the death of the its MP, Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik, of Pakatan Harapan-Bersatu on Sept 21 due to heart complications.

He was 42.

Farid, who was a deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and an anaesthesiologist by profession, had helped PH capture the seat in the 14th general election in May 2018.

He had polled 21,255 votes to beat Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng (BN-MCA) and Nordin Othman (PAS) by 524 votes.

Wee had garnered 20,731 votes and Nordin, 2,962 votes.

Bernama