CONTEST for the Tioman state seat will see a five-cornered fight among Barisan Nasional (BN), Perikatan Nasional (PN), Pakatan Harapan (PH), Pejuang and an Independent candidate.
PN is fielding Nor Idayu Hashim, the only woman candidate for the seat, while the BN candidate is incumbent Mohd Johari Hussain.
Other contenders for the seat are Osman A. Bakar (Pejuang), Mohd Fadzli Mohd Ramly (PH) dan Sulaiman Bakar (Independent).
Returning officer Ahmad Nasim Mohd Sidek announced the list of candidates contesting for the seat at 10.50am after the nomination process at Dewan Jubli Perak Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah closed at 10am.
“We received a new nomination paper from a candidate today, while candidates whose nominations had been confirmed on November 5 did not need to send their nomination papers today,” he said.
Today, only Nor Idayu was present to submit her nomination paper while the other candidates, except PH, were present to draw lots for their new position on the ballot paper.
PH candidate Fadzli was represented by Manan Mohamad. It is learned that Fadzli in Kuala Lumpur.
The weather was fine at the nomination centre today, allowing hundreds of PN and BN supporters to gather outside the fence of the nomination centre as a sign of support for their respective candidates, while the other three candidates did not bring their supporters.
Polling for the Tioman state seat in the 15th general election was postponed following the death of Md. Yunus Ramli, who was named the PN candidate for the seat, on polling day.
The Election Commission has set December 7 for polling and December 3 for early voting.
The electoral roll to be used for Tioman contains a total of 28,465 voters consisting of 28,200 ordinary voters, 262 policemen and three absentee voters.
In the 2018 general election, Johari won with a majority of 1,280 votes, defeating Yunus (5,382), PKR candidate Sazili Mohd Nor (3,029), while Independent candidate Imam Zul lost his deposit after getting only 58 votes. – Bernama, November 24, 2022.