|Kelantan gov’t declares public holiday|
Kelantan has declared tomorrow a public holiday for all civil servants in the state in view of the Manek Urai by-election.
According to Bernama, Menteri Besar Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said the move was in the interest of the people.
Taking a line similar to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s 1Malaysia slogan, the PAS spiritual leader said: “In the spirit of democracy, we must give priority to the people, and importance to performance.”
Tomorrow’s contest is a straight fight between Barisan Nasional candidate Tuan Aziz Tuan Mat, 39 and PAS’ Mohd Fauzi Abdullah, 50.
The seat fell vacant following the death of PAS assemblyperson Ismail Yaakob on May 22.
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