Selangor Journal
The Election Commission building in Putrajaya. — Picture by BERNAMA

EC awaiting notification on vacancy for Pulai, Simpang Jeram seats

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — The Election Commission (EC) is waiting for official notification from the Dewan Rakyat Speaker and the Speaker of the Johor State Legislative Assembly regarding the vacancies for the Pulai Parliamentary seat and the Simpang Jeram state seat, following the death of its incumbent.

EC Secretary Datuk Ikmalrudin Ishak said a special meeting to determine the important election writs will be decided by the commission upon receiving vacancy notices from both speakers.

“We are waiting for the official notification of the vacancies from the Speaker of the Dewan Rakyat and the Johor State Assembly Speaker,” he told Bernama today.

By-elections for both seats need to be held following the death of its incumbent Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub, who was also the Minister of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living, yesterday.

He died at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar at 9.23pm after undergoing surgery due to a brain haemorrhage. He was 61.

— Bernama

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