Three-cornered fight in Pelangai

BENTONG – The Pelangai state by-election on Oct 7 will see a three-cornered battle between candidates of Barisan Nasional (BN), Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Independent.

They are Bentong UMNO division committee member Datuk Amizar Abu Adam from BN, Bentong PAS deputy president Kasim Samat (PN) and Haslihelmy DM Zulhasli, the Independent candidate using the car symbol.

The line-up was announced by Pelangai by-election returning officer Datuk Mohammad Shahid Ismail at 10.16 am at the nomination centre at Felda Kemasul Community Hall here today.

Mohammad Shahid announced that Amizar, 50, who was accompanied by a proposer and seconder submitted his nomination papers at 9.01 am followed by Kasim, 63, one minute later and Haslihelmy, 36, at 9.08 am.

The Election Commission (EC) fixed a 14-day campaign period starting today to 11.59 pm on Oct 6 with early voting on Oct 3. – BERNAMA