TO SAY THAT PR WON WITH A REDUCED MAJORITY IGNORES THE FACT THAT WAN AZIZAH WAS ONLY ABOUT 3000 VOTES SHY OF ANWAR IBRAHIM’S MAJORITY EVEN THOUGH THE VOTER TURN-OUT WAS ONLY 73%. IN GE13, VOTER TURN-OUT WAS 88.5%.
PERMATANG PAUH (Malaysia) — PKR’s Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has won the by-election here with a 8,856-vote majority, according to the unofficial vote count.
The 62-year-old PKR president was only around 3,000 votes shy of husband, Anwar Ibrahim’s 11,721-vote majority back from Election 2013 despite the lower voter turnout of 73 per cent today (May 7).
According to the unofficial results, PKR secured 30,253 votes while Barisan Nasional received 21,393,
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@tankengliang very happy handful of Chinese voters return2umno yet dey lost PP. GE14 we give tkl the handful of Chinese & dey lost Putrajaya
#PermatangPauh Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail with other PR leaders at the counting centre in iKBN Bkt Mertajam.
By securing more than 27,971 votes, PKR has retained Permatang Pauh since about 52,000 people voted.
7:11PM May 7, 2015
Unofficial: PKR retains Pmtg Pauh, majority hits 9k
Vote counting for Permatang Pauh is currently underway.
This is a four-way contest between Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (PKR), Suhaimi Sabudin (BN), Azman Shah Othman (PRM) and Salleh Isahak (Independent).
8.30pm: Latest unofficial results. BN breaches 20,000 mark. One more polling district to go,
PKR – 29,561
BN – 20,019
Ind – 350
PRM – 96
Majority – 9,542
Quick analysis: The present set of figures suggests that PKR’s share of the popular vote remains the same as the general election in 2013.
Now given the fact that there was a lower turnout, it would be reasonable to suggest that PKR would have won with a bigger majority if the turnout was higher.
This gives BN something to worry about.
8.15pm: About 90 percent of the votes has been counted thus far and PKR’s majority is still widening.
PKR – 27,971
BN – 18,633
Ind – 342
PRM – 98
Majority – 9,338
Quick analysis: Although BN made marginal gains of between one to three percent in several polling districts where PKR won, it lost Kampung Belah Dua to PKR this time round.
BN won 51.6 percent of votes in Kampung Belah Dua in the general election last year, but only managed to garner 49.3 percent of the votes this time.
It was one of only six polling districts it won in Permatang Pauh in 2013. There are a total of 28 polling districts in the parliamentary constituency.
8.05pm: By securing more than 26,000 votes, PKR has secured Permatang Pauh in view of the fact that about 52,000 people voted.
Thus far, 85 percent of the votes have been counted.
PKR – 26,631
BN – 17,939
Independent – 328
PRM – 96
Majority – 8,692
#PermatangPauh: PKR retains seat. Wan Azizah Wan polls 27,971 votes to BN’s Suhaimi Sabudin’s 16,673
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#PermatangPauh: At 8pm unofficial. PKR 25,175, BN 16,960, Ind 312, PRM 90
Permatang Pauh as at 7.45pm: PKR leading with 22,828 votes, 15,621 to BN, PRM 93 votes while independent 265
VOTING HAS BEGUN.
#unditime Anggota polis lerai perbalahan penyokong di luar pusat mengundi di SK Guar Perahu, BM. Pix Yazit Razali
Anti-Pakatan banners ripped to shreds along a road in
NST_Online: As at 3pm, a total of 45,333 or 63.06pc have cast their vote in
#PermatangPauh: Supporters throwing chairs, tables and water bottles during the scuffle at SMK Guar Perahu.
Three police vehicles damaged by political supporters
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#PermatangPauh: Light Strike Forces separates PKR and BN supporters after a clash erupted awhile ago.
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LEADING UP TO THE BY-ELECTION: IMAGES & REPORTS
PAS supporters in line with the Islamist party’s ulama leaders are threatening to spoil votes in the Permatang Pauh by-election due to PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s refusal to apologise to the party for rejecting its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang’s hudud bill.
The PAS members led by Bagan division deputy head Md Yusof Ghazali gathered in front of the main mosque in Kampung Pertama, Permatang Pauh, shortly after Friday prayers today.
They displayed placards bearing the words “Kami bersama pemuda PAS Penang sokong ulama daripada golongan anti-islam” (We are with the Penang PAS Youth in supporting ulama instead of anti-Islam groups) and “DAP jangan biadap” (DAP don’t be rude).
From the back of a lorry painted green, symbolic of PAS, Yusof urged members to spoil the votes in the May 7 polls to teach Dr Wan Azizah, who is also PKR’s contesting candidate, a lesson.
Speaking to reporters later, Yusof said although the Pakatan Rakyat leaders, including PAS, agreed to support Wan Azizah, the grassroots did not and felt as if their dignity as Muslims had been challenged.
“We are representing the voice of the grassroots, and we cannot accept the way our president has been humiliated.
“The leaders must also remember that the power to vote is in our hands and not theirs,” he said.
Yusof and Azmi’s protests were minutes after the Friday sermon delivered by Ustaz Subri Md Arshad, who had urged the attendants to pledge 100% support to Wan Azizah in the by-election.
Subri, who had also led the prayers after Wan Azizah was announced as the Pakatan candidate in Seberang Jaya on April 24, is also a PAS member.
Azmi rejected Subri’s call in the sermon, saying,” He is not a leader, just an ordinary member. We don’t even see him at state party meetings.”
Lukewarm response to DPM at teachers meet-and-greet in Permatang Pauh
PERMATANG PAUH, April 30 — Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today received a lukewarm response from teachers and principals while speaking at a meet-and-greet session attended by education practitioners.
He spoke extensively about the importance of teachers and educators in Malaysia, as well as the country’s favourable circumstances, but the audience was mostly unresponsive to his quips.
“The level of poverty today has decreased to a level that is very small. Even if they are the hardcore poor, the percentage doesn’t reach 2 per cent,” he said during the meet-and-greet session at UiTM Pulau Pinang.
“If you don’t clap, it’s okay, that is normal,” he added, after pausing without receiving a response or applause from the audience.
His statement about the eKasih programme, aimed at reducing poverty in Malaysia, being globally recognised was also met with silence from the crowd of about 500 people.
“The eKasih system has been recognised by the United Nations as being one of the best systems in the world that manages the poor,” he said, before pausing to a lull in the audience.
“It’s okay if you don’t clap… You are all smart. I can’t lie. I’ve never lied to others either. It’s just that with teachers I have to speak truthfully,” he added, after which the audience burst into applause.
That is not our poster, says BN
PERMATANG PAUH, April 29, 2015:
Barisan Nasional (BN) is denying claims it is behind a poster that insults religion via social media and using the party’s name for the Permatang Pauh by-election.
Penang BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow said the poster, claimed to be in the Permatang Pauh constituency, had since been widely circulated through Facebook and WhatsApp messaging.
“This isn’t the work of BN and is in fact an old picture during the past general election two years ago.
“This is clearly an act of sabotage by irresponsible parties and I hope that the people of Permatang Pauh won’t be gullible and believe the poster.
“We found out that the incident in the picture took place on May 1, 2013 and it did not involve the Permatang Pauh constituency as claimed,” he said at the BN media centre here today.
Dr Wan Azizah: Islam doesn’t say church crosses must be taken down
PERMATANG PAUH, April 21 ― Islam does not instruct its followers to order the removal of church crosses, PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today.
She labelled the Taman Medan Sunday protest by a group of Muslim residents un-Islamic and politically-motivated, pointing out that Islam respects the rights of others to practice their respective faiths.
“The protest is obviously politically motivated because Islam does not preach this (demanding church to remove their cross),” she told reporters after handing out aid at Saidina Abu Bakar Mosque in Guar Perahu here.
She alleged that it was an Umno leader Datuk Abdullah Abu Bakar, who is also the brother of Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, who had led the protest, despite the former’s denial.
Dr Wan Azizah also recalled a story of how the late Tok Guru, Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat had once visited a church and when he noticed the cross was taken down, he had asked why.
The spiritual leader was then told that the cross was taken down due to renovation works at the church, she said.
“He was so concerned over it and this is Islam,” she said.
A sponsored Facebook post criticising Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and urging Malaysians to vote for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the Permatang Pauh by-election has apparently backfired, as social media users left comments mocking the ruling coalition’s own policies.
The page Pilihanraya Kecil Parlimen Permatang Pauh P44 (Permatang Pauh By-Election) posted an image of Lim with the words: “This is the example of a successful leader”.
Underneath his picture, it wrote, “Bed tax beginning to be enforced, water tariffs hiked three times, assessment tax raised, government-owned land almost half sold, affordable homes just rhetoric, market rent raised 100%, construction of luxury homes prioritised, massage parlours increased, flood problems unresolved”.
“Congratulations to the people of Penang. Enough… it’s our turn! #BN4 #PRKPermatangPauh,” the page administrators wrote in the post.
But many Facebook users were quick to point out in the comments section that some of the claims were misleading, and that the issues were no different from those faced by states led by BN.
Sofian Hakem wrote, “I am not a supporter of political parties.. I am not trying to suck up.. I stay in Penang..my area used to be flooded badly, if it rained heavily for an hour, there were bound to be floods, but now there are no more floods.
Dunia Orina commented that prices of houses and assessment taxes were rising in all states, regardless of the party that governed it, and urged the administrators to “check their facts before coming out with foolish statements”.
“Ouhhh, Malacca has no massage parlours? Johor has no massage parlours? Tax isn’t rising in Johor and Malacca?” wrote Khairil Rijal Khizhir.
Other users said BN’s own sins, such as the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal and the goods and services tax (GST) dwarfed any of the Penang government’s mistakes.
Remy Alamshah even blamed the rising taxes in Penang on the federal government’s enforcement of the GST.
PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is Pakatan Rakyat’s candidate for the Permatang Pauh by-election, took her campaign to a mini mart in Penanti to make a point about the goods and services tax (GST).
She spent about 30 minutes walking from aisle to aisle at the Jimat mini mart, looking at food and household items such as canned sardines, instant noodles and women’s sanitary pads that are subjected to GST.
After cashing out the items she bought, which included various food stuff, household items and baby items, she told pressmen that for necessities over RM200, a family would have to pay RM11.23 for GST.
“I have many children and grandchildren too. I also go shopping for household items often. The GST will burden the people, especially the poor every time they need to buy their household items.
“If wealthy people like Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad complains about the GST, then what about the ordinary citizens?” she said, in reference to the former prime minister’s criticism against implementation of the consumption tax by the present administration under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 — Out of the public eye and far away from the Permatang Pauh campaign, jailed PKR leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has written a note to his supporters in the federal constituency, urging them to vote for his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail this May 7.
In the handwritten note dated yesterday, Anwar expressed his gratitude to supporters for keeping him in their prayers, and vowed to continue his struggle even behind bars.
He claimed that Malaysians are still being bullied by their political masters and are forced to suffer due to the spike in living costs after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented from April 1.
“Once again, I seek your (voters) support in selecting Dr Wan Azizah Ismail to represent PKR and Pakatan rakyat (in Permatang Pauh) and to continue the fight for justice, and to change the fates of the people,” he said in the note that was uploaded on his Twitter account.
Ahmad Maslan ‘warned’ to lie low
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KUALA LUMPUR: UMNO Information chief Datuk Ahmad Maslan has been warned not to cast any doubts on the recently-implemented Goods and Services Tax issues especially during the campaigning period in Rompin and Permatang Pauh.
An UMNO source revealed Ahmad Maslan had also been ‘told’ not to highlight GST issues especially in Rompin fearing a backlash after making a series of scathing remarks on the taxation system.
“Several top-notch UMNO leaders have warned Ahmad Maslan for coming out a tad too vocal on issues pertaining to GST. This may lead to us clinching reduced majority in Rompin which will result in the failure to win the Permatang Pauh by-election,” he said.
“His intentions are good but his statements are often being manipulated by the Opposition until many issues had cropped up which would affect the party,” the source revealed.
He’s not one of ours, PRM says of Permatang Pauh candidate
PERMATANG PAUH, April 25 — Penang Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM) chairman Datuk Gary Nair has called on the PRM Permatang Pauh candidate to withdraw from the by-election.
Gary alleged that the candidate, Azman Shah Othman, is not a party member and yet dared to use the party flag and name.
“We were also made to understand that a surat watikah (appointment letter) was produced to the Election Commission and we are writing in to the Registrar of Societies to verify the authenticity of the said appointment letter,” he said in a statement issued today.
Azman Shah submitted his nomination papers as a PRM candidate at the Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara (IKBN) here this morning and is declared as one of the candidates in a four corner fight for the parliamentary seat.
Earlier this morning at IKBN, Azman Shah said he is being fielded by national-level PRM and not by the Penang PRM.
When asked about the lack of support from Penang PRM and the fact that PRM did not even have a Permatang Pauh division, he appeared unconcerned and said they will somehow manage.
“I will have support from national PRM,” he said but failed to recall how many members came to support him today or where their by-election operations centre will be.
Azmin denies apology to PAS over hudud bill
PKR deputy president Azmin Ali has denied issuing a private apology to PAS for its stand against the Islamic party president Abdul Hadi Awang’s plan to table a private member’s bill on hudud.
Azmin stressed that the one-hour meeting held with PAS last night in Seberang Jaya was to clarify the recent “miscommunication” between the two opposition parties.
“There is no such thing as an apology. None of them asked for apology,” Azmin, who is also Selangor menteri besar, said when met at SP Arena in Seberang Jaya last night.
He said this after PKR announced its president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the party’s Permatang Pauh candidate.
“We met not to find fault with one another but to clarify matters,” Azmin added.
Azmin said the meeting was attended by several top PAS leaders including deputy chief Mohamed ‘Mat’ Sabu, Penang state commissioner II Salleh Man and Permatang Pauh division chief Omar Hassan.
Omar had earlier said his division would boycott the by-election if PKR failed to apologise over the party’s decision not to support Abdul Hadi’s move to table a private member’s bill on hudud in Parliament.
Azmin said Mat Sabu, who chaired the meeting, reiterated the PAS’ central leadership decision on April 13 that it would support PKR in the by-election.
Mat Sabu reported Omar himself had made preparations for the division’s machinery to help PKR since March 12, added Azmin.
“For us, we are clear about their central leadership directive to members from four northern states – Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Perak – to work with us,” he stressed.
Umno Permatang Pauh secretary Suhaimi Sabudin, 44, has been chosen as BN’s candidate for the P.Pauh by-election
Permatang Pauh by-election: BN and PKR candidates arrive for nominations: BUKIT MERTAJAM: Nominations for the … http://bit.ly/1dcb5cm
Scenes at the Permatang Pauh nomination this morning. Lawan tetap lawan!
Saturday April 18, 2015 MYT 7:03:52 AM
Winds of change if BN wins Permatang Pauh seat
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The political landscape in Penang and the country will change if Barisan Nasional can spring a surprise in the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat by-election on May 7, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said based on the commitment and solidarity shown by the divisional and state Umno, Barisan was confident of an upset this time around.
“Our survey indicates that people are fed up with what they have been experiencing all this while, not only with regards to development but, they also feel that there must be change,” he told a news conference at the Permatang Pauh Umno office yesterday.
When Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was on the way to Permatang Pauh…
Friday April 17, 2015 MYT 7:41:45 PM
Traffic cops escorting Zahid’s convoy involved in collision
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Two traffic policemen escorting Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s convoy to a press conference were involved in an accident on the North-South Expressway (NSE).
Their motorcycles collided into each other and crashed at KM134.4 of the NSE at about 9.45am on Friday after one of the traffic policemen tried to avoid a car.
However, both Kpl Ramlan Arifin, 49, and Kpl Zulkifli Mat Desa, 48, sustained minor injuries and received treatment at the Seberang Jaya Hospital.
HERE COME THE BEARERS OF GIFTS! Yes, it’s pre-election time…
4:49PM Apr 17, 2015
Goodies pouring into Permatang Pauh
The polling season is never complete without goodies – big or small – being rolled out in the constituency facing an election.
Permatang Pauh is no different as BN and Pakatan Rakyat have kicked off their election machinery two weeks ahead of nomination day, slated for April 25.
Polling is only on May 7, with early voting on May 3, but BN and Pakatan heavyweights are already doing their rounds in the constituency.
On Sunday, Bernama reported that Deputy Prime Minister and Umno deputy chief Muhyiddin Yassin pledged RM1.2 million or RM200,000 for six schools in Permatang Pauh to build new halls.
However, this morning, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced a RM12 million upgrade for the public and traders market in Seberang Jaya, a state constituency under the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat held by PKR national deputy chief Dr Afif Bahardin.
Meanwhile, Gerakan president Mah Siew Keong said Tuesday that party members will go to the ground to meet voters “face to face” to convince them to support the Umno candidate.
“Having big dinners doesn’t work on anyone,” he quipped.
However, his ally, MCA, led by its Penang liaison committee chief Chew Mei Fun, is set to hold a dinner with the Chinese community in Sungai Lembu tonight.
Not to be daunted, PKR is using the strategy to its advantage.
“Please go for the free dinner but ask MCA about the implementation of the goods and services tax and (the alleged financial mismanagement) of the 1Malaysian Development Fund (1MDB),” said state PKR deputy chief and state assembly speaker Law Choo Kiang.
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Home Minister, is super-confident!
5:45PM Apr 17, 2015
‘Hope Zahid’s shocker not another sex video’
PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli hopes that Umno’s shocker for the Permatang Pauh by-election, as announced by its vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, will not be another sex video.
“Let them unveil the shocker. But I hope it’s not a sex video, since that always seems to be the shocker from Umno,” Rafizi told Malaysiakini, adding that Permatang Pauh voters were already disgusted with such dirty tactics.
“Anyway, I doubt that they can manufacture anything on Kak Wan (PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail),” Rafizi joked.
On his part, Rafizi said after considering the ongoing feud between Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, nothing was shocking anymore.
“I don’t think the people, and PKR, will be surprised by anything that can come out from Umno,” he said.
12:56PM Apr 17, 2015
Zahid: Get ready for shocker in Pmtg Pauh
Umno vice-president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi revealed that there will be a “shock” in the coming Permatang Pauh by-election on May 7.
He said this “shocking surprise” will change the political landscape of the constituency, which has been held by PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim since 1982, when he was still an Umno leader.
Asked to clarify, Zahid told reporters to wait until April 23, when Umno is expected to announce its candidate, two days ahead of nomination day on April 25.
Asked if the candidate would be male or female, Zahid said “we are gender-free”.
Malay Mail Online
PKR seen winning Permatang Pauh on Anwar factor
GEORGE TOWN, April 17 ― PKR will win the Permatang Pauh by-election due to continued support for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, but the expected low voter turnout could slash its victory margin, said political analysts.
Wong Chin Huat of the Penang Institute said a PKR victory was a foregone conclusion and the only question now is whether the party wins by more or fewer votes.
“We are talking about 33 years of Anwar starting from 1982 until now so yes, Anwar is definitely a factor for the by-election,” he said.
University of Tasmania, Asia Institute’s director James Chin predicted low voter participation “unless something big happens”.
Centre for Policy Initiatives (CPI) director Dr Lim Teck Ghee noted that the campaign to Anwar campaign has lost some momentum, but there is still considerable sympathy for him and the family.
“I expect this sympathy to be manifested in support for the PKR candidate on polling day whoever is nominated,” he said.
However, Lim said the “Anwar factor” will not be the sole reason for a PKR victory, saying the clash Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s attack on Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak would also contribute.
“Lastly the strong unity of PKR and DAP and combined party machinery will outweigh whatever loss there is of PAS support in the by-election,” he said.
PAS won’t object if I run for Permatang Pauh, says Dr Wan Azizah
SEBERANG PERAI, April 17 — PKR president Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today denied PAS will opposed her selection for the Permatang Pauh poll, despite reported warnings from the Islamist party’s local branch and Youth wing.
She also brushed off news reports of a “silent protest” by Permatang Pauh PAS members if she was to be nominated as the candidate for the May 7 by-election.
“The Permatang Pauh PAS commissioner has already given me his assurances that they will support PKR no matter who we nominate as the candidate for Permatang Pauh,” she told reporters after attending a press conference at the Seberang Perai Municipal Council here.
She did not confirm nor deny that she will be fielded as the candidate, but she is the frontrunner due to a need for her to become an MP so she can take up the federal opposition leader’s post, if needed.
Malay Mail Online
More cracks show as Penang PAS Youth threatens Permatang Pauh boycott
KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — Penang PAS Youth has threatened to boycott the Permatang Pauh by-election campaign in the latest sign of the chronic divisions within Pakatan Rakyat.
According to the PAS chapter’s Youth wing, it will not help campaign for the poll unless its DAP and PKR counterparts retract recent remarks made about the Islamist party’s president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and hudud.
Penang PAS Youth chief Mohd Yusni Mat Piah was quoted by Berita Harian saying this was because PKR had allegedly questioned Hadi’s loyalty by asking him to clarify his stand on an “Umno-PAS unity government” while DAP had opposed PAS’s hudud agenda.
“We are purposely not joining the Permatang Pauh by-election campaign because we are urging Penang PKR and DAP Youth to retract those statements.
“Any form of cooperation will only take place once they have retracted their statements. We will wait for them to take action,” Mohd Yusni was quoted saying.
TAKING THE FIGHT TO ANWAR’S SEAT?
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Going by the Umno Youth forum on Sodomy II, prosecutor Muhammad Shafee Abdullah’s upcoming talk on the case in Permatang Pauh, Penang, promises to be another off-colour affair.
But unlike Monday’s forum, which was open to all and streamed live on Akademi Kepimpinan Kapten Hussein (Akhi)’s website, Shafee’s talk this Saturday at 9pm will be by “invitation only”.
A message circulating on instant messenger application WhatsApp reads: “Special Programme with Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah on legal issues relating to the Anwar Ibrahim sodomy case.”
Those interested to attend are also told to send a WhatsApp message to a number listed to confirm a seat.
The contact person, who declined to be named, told Malaysiakini that the event is not meant for students but for the BN state liaison committee.
BN isn’t ready to face Permatang Pauh by-election, says Daim
Astro Awani | Updated: April 11, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional is still unprepared to face the upcoming general election and the Permatang Pauh polling, said former finance minister, Tun Daim Zainuddin.
Notwithstanding all the strategic measures adopted by BN for the Permatang Pauh by-election, Daim stressed that BN should be prepared in devising their strategies as well as the candidate after sentencing Opposition leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, said Daim in an exclusive interview with Malaysia Gazette.
In the report, Daim was quoted saying that “the Permatang Pauh by-election has been ill-prepared. After Anwar was detained, UMNO should be prepared.
“The planning should start now, so why wait? There should be a candidate already who has should be out campaigning,” he said when asked if UMNO and BN is ready to face the upcoming by-election.
Wednesday February 18, 2015 MYT 1:42:26 PM
Wan Azizah to contest in Permatang Pauh
PETALING JAYA: PKR’s political bureau has endorsed party president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat candidate, according to sources.
Wan Azizah, who is also Kajang assemblyman, will contest the seat vacated by her husband and Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim due to his Sodomy II conviction.
In a meeting held late Tuesday night, the party also moved to seek Anwar’s approval for their decision.
When contacted on Wednesday, PKR leaders did not want to confirm whether the party had picked Wan Azizah.
Free Malaysia Today
PPP–MIC aim for 50% Indian votes in Permatang Pauh
PPP and MIC are joining forces in the hope of securing a win for BN in the upcoming by-elections in Anwar Ibrahim’s home state.
GEORGE TOWN: Indian-based component parties, MIC and the People’s Progressive Party, will join forces to secure at least 50% of the Indian votes for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the forthcoming Permatang Pauh by-election.
PPP state vice-chairman A Rajasegaren said both parties had agreed to set aside their political differences to work together to achieve their common goal of wresting Permatang Pauh away from imprisoned opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s party PKR.
According to the Election Commission electoral roll gazette of November 2014, the Permatang Pauh parliamentary constituency consisted of 72,513 registered voters comprising 51,032 Malays, 16,583 Chinese, 4,581 Indians and 317 others.