PETALING JAYA: Nominations for the Padang Serai parliamentary seat in Kedah and the Tioman state seat in Pahang will be held simultaneously tomorrow.
Polling in both the constituencies on Saturday was postponed following the deaths of two candidates – M Karupaiya of Pakatan Harapan for the Padang Serai seat, and Yunus Ramli of Perikatan Nasional for the Tioman seat.
The nomination centre for the Padang Serai seat will be at the Kulim Hi-Tech Sports Complex, and the centre for the Tioman seat will be at Dewan Jubli Perak Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah in Rompin. They will open at 9am, Bernama reported.
The prospective candidates will have until 10am to submit their nomination papers. However, those who were nominated previously do not have to submit their papers again, but will need to be present to draw lots for their new positions on the ballot paper.
The Election Commission has set Dec 7 as the polling day and Dec 3 for early voting.
Karupaiya, 69, the previous Padang Serai MP, died on Nov 16, two days after he was admitted to Kulim Hospital after collapsing during campaigning, apparently from a heart attack.
He was supposed to have been involved in a six-cornered fight against Hamzah Abd Rahman (Pejuang), C Sivarraajh (Barisan Nasional), Bakhri Hashim (Warisan), Azman Nasrudin (PN) and independent candidate Sreanandha Rao on Saturday.
Yunus, 61, who was the PAS Sungai Puteri branch leader, died on polling day at Rompin Hospital.
The contest for the Tioman seat would have witnessed a five-cornered fight involving Yunus, Osman A Bakar (Pejuang), Fadzli Ramly (Pakatan Harapan), Johari Hussain (BN) and independent candidate Sulaiman Bakar.