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Sungai Besar by-election, 2016

A by-election to be held for the Dewan Rakyat seat of P93 Sungai Besar, a parliamentary seat located in the state of Selangor, Malaysia on 18 June 2016 following the nomination day on 5 June 2016.[1] The seat fell vacant after death of member of parliament Noriah Kasnon, who died in a helicopter crash on May 5, 2016 while campaigning in the Sarawak state election.[2] Noriah Kasnon was also the Plantations Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister.[3] In the 2013 general election, Noriah Kasnon won the seat with a majority of 399 votes beating Mohamed Salleh M Hussin of Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS).[4] This by-election was held concurrently with the Kuala Kangsar by-election for the same reason.

The Barisan Nasional candidate was Budiman Mohd Zohdi from UMNO who is also the Sungai Panjang state assemblyman.[5] The PAS candidate is Abdul Rani Osman who is also the state assemblyman for Meru.[6] The opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan has chosen Azhar Abdul Shukor from the National Trust Party (PAN) as its candidate.[7]

Some of the issues that will be brought up during the by-election campaign are the Goods and Services tax, the rising cost of living and electricity tariffs.[8]

ResultsEdit

Budiman Mohd Zohdi retained the seat for Barisan Nasional with a majority 9,191 votes beating both candidates from Amanah and PAS.[9]

Dewan Rakyat: P93 Sungai Besar by-election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PAS Abdul Rani Osman 6,902 21.78%  26.82
Barisan Nasional Budiman Mohd Zohdi 16,800 53.01%  3.41
PH Azhar Abdul Shukor 7,609 24.01% N/A
Rejected ballots 379 1.2%  0.04
Majority 9,191 29.00%  10.3
Turnout 31,690 74.29  14.04
Barisan Nasional hold Swing 3.41

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sungai Besar, K Kangsar by-elections on June 18". Malaysiakini. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Sungai Besar, Kuala Kangsar set for by-elections". Malaysiakini. 10 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Confirmed: Noriah Kasnon among six on board missing chopper". News Straits Times. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hisham: BN doesn't take Sungai Besar, Kuala Kangsar by-elections lightly". Malaysiakini. 16 May 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "BN's Sungai Besar candidate Budiman prefers to be underdog". The Star Online. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Dr Abdul Rani is Pas candidate for Sungai Besar". Bernama. Astro Awani. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Local boy Azhar Shukur is Amanah's pick for Sungai Besar". Malay Mail Online. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016. 
  8. ^ http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1818903
  9. ^ "BN retains Sungai Besar with huge majority". Free Malaysia Today. 18 June 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.