The Election Commission has fixed Nomination Day for the Penanti State by-elections in Penang on 23 May 2009 while Polling Day had been fixed for 31 May 2009, if there is a contest.
The State seat fell vacant after PKR member and Deputy Penang Chief Minister 1 Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin resigned in the wake of corruption allegations linked to quarrying operations but this has been cleared by the MACC recently.
So far, Barisan Nasional has indicated that they will not contest but still could be a 'bluff' to gain political mileage for the diminishing support BN is receiving of late.
The EC Chief Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof made this announcement this morning.
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