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A candidate for the Malaysian general election has died just days before election day, Malaysian media reported.
Karupaiya Mutusami, also known as M Karupaiya, was the incumbent in Padang Serai constituency of Kedah.
He won his 2018 general election contest, defeating challengers from Umno and PAS, Malaysiakini reported.
Karupaiya, who was a member of PKR, was set to defend his seat in the upcoming 2022 general election in a multi-cornered fight against candidates from the likes of Barisan Nasional, Perikatan Nasional and Pejuang.
Free Malaysia today reported that he died shortly after 2pm on November 16, citing Kulim district police chief Redzuan Salleh.
Voters go to the polls on November 19.
Top image from Karupaiya Mutusami’s Facebook page.
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