Wan Azizah wins the Permatang Pauh Parliamentary seat vacated by Anwar Ibrahim

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Hundreds of motorcycles escorting . after the official announcement of by-election results

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PKR’s wins seat with 8,841-vote majority

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9:30 PM, May 7, 2015

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,


JUST IN: wins seat with more than 30,300 votes


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Keputusan rasmi PRK Permatang Pauh: BN-21,475 Bebas-367 PKR-30,316 PRN-101 Majoriti-8,841


sore loser tries to ‘kelentong’ and tries not to lose face .

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harap2 bertabahlah..ternyata org2 mahukan calon luar..

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very happy handful of Chinese voters return2umno yet dey lost PP. GE14 we give tkl the handful of Chinese & dey lost Putrajaya

Sour grapes. Pls respect decision of PP voters. Why don’t u concentrate on winning back lost seats

Permatang Pauh shows Malaysians do not believe any of these sodomy lies they threw at . Congrats & PKR!

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Anwar’s wife Wan Azizah wins seat vacated by the jailed opposition leader

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Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail with other PR leaders at the counting centre in iKBN Bkt Mertajam.

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By securing more than 27,971 votes, PKR has retained Permatang Pauh since about 52,000 people voted.


PKR 27,971
BN 18,633
Independent 342
PRM 98

Majority 9,338

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



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: PKR retains seat. Wan Azizah Wan polls 27,971 votes to BN’s Suhaimi Sabudin’s 16,673


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: 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

by-election: All centres closed at 5pm with voter turnout of 73pc




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: Press photographer hurt in scuffle at by-election polls

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NST_Online: As at 3pm, a total of 45,333 or 63.06pc have cast their vote in by-election

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: Supporters throwing chairs, tables and water bottles during the scuffle at SMK Guar Perahu.

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3pm: EC says 45,333 voters (63%) have cast their ballots. LIVE updates here:

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by-election: EC expects 80pc voter turnout

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: Selesai mengundi, berpuas hati dgn proses pengundian & harap % keluar mengundi tinggi

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SELAMAT mengundi kepada 71000 warga Permatang Pauh Abang syorkan buatlah undi rosak..Protes kepada BN dan PR HAHA

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Permatang Pauh by-election: Centenarian among the earliest to cast vote

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A group of men claiming themselves to be PAS members protest outside Masjid Batu Kampung Pertama in Permatang Pauh, Penang, after Friday prayer, demanding apology from PKR and DAP regarding the hudud issue. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, May 1, 2015.
A screenshot of BN’s Permatang Pauh Facebook page, which has received much flak from Penangites over the statements criticising the Penang state government. – April 28, 2015.

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.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/bns-permatang-pauh-cyber-campaign-draws-flak-from-social-media-users#sthash.TgDerpB0.dpuf

Dr Wan Azizah said the GST was unfair to those in the low-income group, rubbishing claims that now everyone had to pay tax, adding that the people were being forced to pay for Putrajaya’s mismanagement of the economy.
In handwritten note to Permatang Pauh folk, Anwar seeks support for wife

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.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/in-handwritten-note-to-permatang-pauh-folk-anwar-seeks-support-for-wife#sthash.TH56aT4q.dpuf

Ahmad Maslan ‘warned’ to lie low Read more at:

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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.


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.


Ketua AMK berucap di Pelancaran Jentera Pilihan Raya di

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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

By Susan Loone

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

By Alyaa Azhar

‘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

By Susan Loone

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

By Opalyn Mok

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.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pkr-seen-winning-permatang-pauh-on-anwar-factor?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed#sthash.cw4whcl1.dpuf

Malay Mail Online

PAS won’t object if I run for Permatang Pauh, says Dr Wan Azizah

By Opalyn Mok

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.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/pas-wont-object-if-i-run-for-permatang-pauh-says-dr-wan-azizah#sthash.LA1EdAqz.dpuf

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.

– See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/more-cracks-show-as-penang-pas-youth-threatens-permatang-pauh-boycott#sthash.lZwzhY3O.dpuf



Next up, 50 shades of sodomy in Anwar stronghold: Shafee is due to speak on Sodomy II in Permatang Pauh this S…

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

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

February 18, 2015


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.



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