Batu Sapi by-election cancelled – EC

Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh

KUALA LUMPUR – The parliamentary by-election for Batu Sapi will not go on following the proclamation of emergency by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah in the parliamentary constituency.

Election Commission (EC) chairman, Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh said following the declaration of emergency, another date would be set for the by-election.

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“EC acknowledges the statement of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on the proclamation of emergency under Clause 1 of Article 150 of the Federal Constitution.

“It is to enable an ordinance promulgated under Clause (2B) Article 150 to cancel the date set for the by-election after it has been consented by the King,” he said in a statement Nov 18.

— BERNAMA