Straight fight in Sungai Bakap

The Election Commission has confirmed that the Sungai Bakap by-election is a direct fight involving PKR’s Dr Joohari Ariffin of the PH-BN coalition against Pas’ Abidin Ismail of PN.

Returning officer Khairulnizam Hashim confirmed that Joohari Ariffin will face off Abidin.

The nominations was held of candidates was held at the Jawi Multipurpose Hall, Seberang Perai Selatan.

PRM had to withdraw after it was discovered that their candidate is a bankrupt.

Similarly there was no show from Muda and Urimai that was mulling to contest in this by-election.

Sungai Bakap is a semi urban mixed state constituency under the Nibong Tebal parliament constituency.

The seat is made up of 59.4% Malay, 22.5% Chinese, 17.4% Indian, and 0.7% other voters. There are 39,279 voters of which 57 are from the police.

The polls would be held on July 6.

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