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Four-cornered fight in Rantau

Rantau by-election candidates (from left) Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, Pakatan Harapan’s Dr S. Streram, independent candidates Mohd Nor Yassin and Malar Rajaram.

Rantau by-election candidates (from left) Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, Pakatan Harapan’s Dr S. Streram, independent candidates Mohd Nor Yassin and Malar Rajaram.

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RANTAU, March 30 2019 : The Rantau by-election will be a four-cornered fight between Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, Pakatan Harapan’s Dr S. Streram and two independent candidates.

Mohamad, who is Umno acting president, was the first to submit his nomination papers at the nomination centre in SJK (C) Bandar Sri Sendayan followed by Dr Streram, housewife Malar Rajaram and  retired lecturer Mohd Nor Yasin.

The by-election was called after the Federal Court dismissed an appeal filed by Mohamad to set aside the Seremban Election Court decision on Nov 16 last year to declare his unopposed victory in the 14th general election (GE14) null and void.
 
Mohamad was then declared the winner after Dr Streram was prohibited from entering the nomination centre to submit his nomination papers because he did not have a pass issued by the Election Commission.

The State constituency has 20,926 registered voters, comprising 20,804 ordinary voters, 118 early voters and four absentee voters.

The Rantau by-election is the seventh since GE14. By-elections have been held for the Sungai Kandis state seat (August 4 last year); Balakong and Seri Setia state seats (September 8 last year); Port Dickson parliamentary seat (October 13 last year); Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat (January 26) and Semenyih state seat (March 2).

Polling in the Rantau state seat by-election will be held on April 13, with early voting on April 9.

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