The Election Commission will be holding a meeting on Thursday on the by-election for the Tanjong Datu state seat in Sarawak, vacated by the death of former chief minister Adenan Satem.
The meeting is scheduled to be held at the EC’s headquarters here at 9.30am.
EC chairman Mohd Hashim Abdullah said it had been officially notified of the vacancy by Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Speaker Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar.
He said the meeting would discuss important matters like the dates for nomination, early voting, polling day and the electoral roll to be used.
“The meeting will also discuss other preparations that are necessary to conduct the by-election,” he said in statement here today.
Adenan, who was also chief minister of Sarawak, died of heart complications at the Sarawak Heart Centre in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, last Wednesday. He was 72.
In Sarawak’s 11th state election last year, Adenan garnered 6,360 votes to defeat PKR candidate Jazolkipli Numan, who managed only 468 votes. The PKR candidate lost his deposit.
Adenan had been the incumbent assemblyman for Tanjong Datu since the 2006 state election.
Source : @ Bernama Online