Election Commission: Slim by-election on 29th August

According to EC deputy chairman Dr Azmi Sharom, the campaigning period is set for 14 days beginning after the announcement of names of contesting candidates until 11.59 pm on Aug 28. Source (pic): The Star Online

سڤر: ڤيليهن راي كچيل سليم ڤد 29 اوڬوس

Amid rumours that the 15th general election is around the corner, the Election Commission (EC) has gone ahead and announced a by-election for the Slim state seat in Perak, slated to be held on the 29th of August 2020.

According to EC deputy chairman Dr Azmi Sharom, nominations will be held on the 15th of August 2020 with early voting on the 25th of August 2020.

The Slim state seat fell vacant after its incumbent Datuk Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib, 59, died on July 15 at the Bentong Hospital, Pahang due to a heart attack.

Khusairi collapsed while playing golf at the Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort and was rushed to Bentong Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


PETALING JAYA: Amid rumours that the 15th general election is around the corner, the Election Commission (EC) has gone ahead and announced a by-election for the Slim state seat in Perak, slated to be held on the 29th of August 2020.

According to EC deputy chairman Dr Azmi Sharom, nominations will be held on the 15th of August 2020 with early voting on the 25th of August 2020.




“The campaigning period is set for 14 days beginning after the announcement of names of contesting candidates until 11.59 pm on Aug 28,” he was quoted as saying at a press conference after attending the meeting on the by-election here today.

The Slim state seat fell vacant after its incumbent Datuk Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib, 59, died on July 15 at the Bentong Hospital, Pahang due to a heart attack.

Khusairi collapsed while playing golf at the Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort and was rushed to Bentong Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mohd Khusairi who represented Barisan Nasional had retained the seat with a majority of 2,183 votes in the 14th General Election in 2018 in a three-cornered contest among Bersatu’s Mohd Amran Ibrahim and Muhammad Zulfadli Zainal of PAS.

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