Penanti poll on May 31

Rahmah Ghazali (Malaysiakini)
The by-election for the Penanti state seat in Penang will be held on May 31, with nominations to be filed on May 23.
spr putrajaya penanti by election abdul aziz yusof 270409 02Election Commission (EC) chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, announcing the dates this morning, dismissed claims by various quarters that the announcement had been delayed for political reasons.
Critics had claimed that, although the seat was vacated on April 16, the EC had postponed announcing the by-election date until after the Umno supreme council meeting, which was held last Friday.