Sungai Kandis: Selangor assembly may notify EC on July 3

Selangor Speaker Ng Suee Kim says the assembly will notify about the vacant seat once it receives the death certificate. (Bernama pic)

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Speaker Ng Suee Lim is expected to notify the Election Commission tomorrow of the vacant Sungai Kandis state seat following the death of Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei today.

Ng said the EC would be notified once the assembly received a copy of the death certificate from the family.

Mat Shuhaimi, 50, died of lymphoma cancer at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre this morning. He leaves two wives and six children.

He was a former political secretary to the former Selangor menteri besar Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is currently the economic affairs minister.

In the 14th general election on May 9, Shuhaimi secured a majority of 12,480 votes to beat candidates from BN, PAS and PRM in a four-way contest for the seat.