TUMPAT, Sept 25 – Barisan Nasional maintained its hold at the Pengkalan Kubor state constituency seat after winning the by-election with a 2,635 majority. BN candidate, Mat Mat Ail Razi defeated PAS’ candidate Rosdi Wan Wan Ibrahim and independent candidate, Ismail Bukhary Izat Bukhary. BN obtained 9,960 votes, followed by PAS with 7,335 votes and Independent candidate with 37 votes. The by-election was held following the death of the three-term assemblyman, Datuk Noor Zahidi Omar of the BN, on Aug 20. Noor Zahidi had retained the seat in the general election held last year with a majority of 1,736 votes, beating Saharun Ibrahim of PKR and Izat Bukhary.
Credit : The Malay Mail Online