PUTRAJAYA, 22 May 2009: The Election Commission (EC) is to meet on 28 May to decide on the dates for nomination and polling in the by-election for the Manik Urai state seat in Kelantan which fell vacant following the death of assemblyperson Ismail Yaacob today.
EC chairperson Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, when contacted by Bernama, said the meeting would be held on 28 May if the EC was notified in writing of the vacancy on 25 May.
“The meeting is expected to be held at 10am and the EC will announce on the same day the dates for nomination and polling,” he said.
Kelantan State Assembly Speaker Mohd Nassuruddin Daud said today he would notify the EC of the vacancy on 28 May.
Ismail, 60, one of the longest serving PAS elected representatives in Kelantan, died of a heart attack at 5.55am today at the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital in Kota Baharu. He was admitted to the hospital last month. — Bernama