PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan’s Nazri Abdul Rahman was sworn in as the Simpang Jeram assemblyman today.
The Amanah man won the seat with a majority of 3,514 votes after defeating Dr Mazri Yahya of Perikatan Nasional and independent candidate S Jeganathan in Saturday’s Simpang Jeram by-election.
The swearing-in ceremony took place in the presence of Johor state assembly speaker Puad Zarkashi and was witnessed by menteri besar Onn Hafiz Ghazi and other assemblymen, reported Bernama.
Nazri previously said he hoped to draw up various programmes for young people, including sports and recreational events, once he had been sworn in as the Simpang Jeram assemblyman.
The by-elections for the Simpang Jeram state seat and the Pulai parliamentary seat were called following the death of Amanah deputy president Salahuddin Ayub.
In the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, deputy speaker Ramli Nor said PH’s Suhaizan Kaiat, who won the Pulai seat, would be sworn in as an MP soon.
“We have a few more days of the session on the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) mid-term review and from what I was informed, it (the swearing-in) will take place before the end of the scheduled period (for the special session),” he said, according to New Straits Times.
Suhaizan won the Pulai seat with a 18,641-vote majority over PN’s Zulkifli Jaafar.
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