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Malaysia gears up for first by-election since May polls

Published on Jul 12, 2013 4:04 PM

Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has urged residents in Kuala Besut to vote for stability, as the country heads into its first by-election since the fiercely fought national polls.

He pointed out that Terengganu could be in limbo if the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) loses its one-seat majority in the state assembly, although the battle is taking place in a seaside constituency deemed as its stronghold.

"I think the people of Kuala Besut understand," said Tan Sri Muhyiddin, who is the BN's election director for the contest.

"They're wise to consider what they should do."

PAS candidate Azlan Jusoh (left) and BN candidate Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman pose for the media at the nomination centre in Kuala Berut, Terengganu on July 12, 2013. Malaysia is heading into its first by-election since the fiercely fought national polls on May 5, after the incumbent Kuala Berut MP died of lung cancer last month. -- PHOTO: SIN CHEW DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
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