KUALA LANGAT: Election petitions to annul the results of four seats won by Perikatan Nasional (PN) in the Selangor state election last month will be filed soon, says menteri besar Amirudin Shari.
“The petitions are being fine tuned. We have discussed them on behalf of PKR first and we have checked all matters. We will file them soon. We are just waiting for the process of the gazette decision that has been done,” he told reporters after officiating the Selangor-level 2023 Fit Malaysia programme here.
Earlier, the Election Commission (EC) had announced that the results and voting statements after the official tallying of the votes in six state elections were gazetted on Aug 29.
Prior to this, Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) were considering filing election petitions to annul the results of the Sungai Kandis, Taman Medan, Gombak Setia and Dengkil state seats, where the victory margins were low.
The results for the four seats saw candidates from either PH or BN lose by 407 votes in Dengkil, Sungai Kandis (167), Gombak Setia (58) and Taman Medan (30).
Amirudin, who is also the Selangor PH Chairman, said the matter had been discussed in a meeting that the political bureau and the state leadership council had with a team of lawyers who would do further research on the cases involving the four seats.
Six states – Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu and Kelantan – went to the polls on Aug 12.