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Four-way fight in Karpal Singh's former constituency

Published on May 12, 2014 2:24 PM
 
Four candidates will be vying for Penang's Bukit Gelugor seat on May 25, after its former Member of Parliament Karpal Singh (above) died in a road accident last month and triggered the by-election. -- ST FILE PHOTO: THE STAR PUBLICATION 

GEORGETOWN - Four candidates will be vying for Penang's Bukit Gelugor seat on May 25, after its former Member of Parliament Karpal Singh died in a road accident last month and triggered the by-election.

Mr Singh's third son Ramkarpal Singh from the Democratic Action Party (DAP) was one of the five people who submitted their nomination papers on Monday.

The others were Parti Cinta Malaysia vice-president Huan Cheng Guan, retiree Mohamed Nabi Bux Mohd Nabi Abd Sathar and lawyer Abu Backer Sidek Mohamad Zan, both contesting as independents, reported The Star newspaper.

A fifth aspiring candidate, Mr Lim Chee Khoon from the newly-formed Penang Front Party was 15 minutes late in his submission and was disqualified. He also failed to show up with his election deposit.

 
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