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Kuala Kangsar by-election, 2016

A by-election to be held for the Dewan Rakyat seat of P67 Kuala Kangsar, a parliamentary seat located in the state of Perak, Malaysia on 18 June 2016 following the nomination day on 5 June 2016.[1] The seat fell vacant after death of member of parliament Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad, who died in a helicopter crash on May 5, 2016 while campaigning in the Sarawak state election.[2] In the 2013 general election, Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad won the seat with a majority of 1,082 votes beating Khalil Idham Lim Abdullah of Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) and independent candidate Kamilia Ibrahim.[3] This by-election was held concurrently with the Sungai Besar by-election for the same reason.

The Barisan Nasional candidate for Kuala Kangsar was UMNO member Mastura Mohd Yazid who is the widow of the former MP Wan Mohammad Khair-il Anuar Wan Ahmad.[4] The PAS candidate chosen was Najihatussalehah Ahmad.[5] The opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan chose National Trust Party (PAN) vice chairman Ahmad Termizi Ramli as their candidate.[6] Izat Bukhary Ismail Bukhary joined the race as an Independent on the nomination day.[7]


Mastura Mohd Yazid managed to retain the seat for Barisan Nasional with a majority of 6,969 votes beating 3 other candidates.[8]

Dewan Rakyat: P67 Kuala Kangsar by-election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Barisan Nasional Mastura Mohd Yazid 12,653 54.3%  3.9
PAS Najihatussalehah Ahmad 5,684 24.4%  22.2
PH Ahmad Termizi Ramli 4,883 20.9% N/A
Independent Izat Bukhary Ismail Bukhary 54 0.2%  0.86
Majority 6,969 29.9%  11.2
Turnout 23,274 71.3%  12.8
Barisan Nasional hold Swing 3.9%


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  5. ^ "PAS hopes for a straight fight with BN in Kuala Kangsar". Malay Mail Online. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Pakatan Harapan picks ex-scientist as candidate in Kuala Kangsar by-election". The Star Online. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Three-cornered fight in Sg Besar, four-way tussle in K Kangsar". Malaysiakini. 5 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Malaysia's Sungai Besar, Kuala Kangsar by-elections: Barisan Nasional sweeps to victory". The Straits Times. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.