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PAS urges PKR not to contest in Chini by-election

27 May 2020 / 16:10 H.

KOTA BHARU: PAS has urged the opposition, especially Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), not to contest in the Chini state by-election that is scheduled to be held on July 4.

PAS vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said that apart from the opposition finding it difficult to win the seat, it would also be equally challenging for any party to campaign during the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).

“The Chini state constituency is a stronghold of the Barisan Nasional (BN) and it is difficult for the other party to win the seat. It is better if there is no contest in Chini to solve the problem,” he told reporters while visiting three families whose homes at Taman JPN, Pengkalan Chepa, were destroyed in a fire, here today.

Mohd Amar said if there was a contest for the seat, it would be difficult for party supporters to adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) especially on social distancing.

The Election Commission has set July 4 as the date for the Chini state by-election following the death of assemblyman Abu Bakar Harun, 60, of a heart attack on May 6.

In the last general election, BN won the seat with a 4,622-vote majority and Mohd Amar said PAS would fully support BN for the seat. - Bernama

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