FOR GE 14, BUKIT AMAN WITH 6,000 VOTERS HAVE BEEN SHIFTED TO LEMBAH PANTAI…
2013 GE 13: Nurul Izzah Anwar won by 1,847 votes over Raja Non Chik Zainal Abidin.
2008 GE 12: Nurul Izzar Anwar won by 2,895 votes over Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.
|121||Lembah Pantai||Nurul Izzah Anwar
|31,008||51.0%||Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin
|P121||Lembah Pantai||Nurul Izzah Anwar
|21,728||52.6%||Shahrizat Abdul Jalil
March 30, 2018
How is Bukit Aman connected to Lembah Pantai, asks PKR
The police headquarters in Bukit Aman, Kuala Lumpur. The opposition is worried that the transfer of voters here to Lembah Pantai would work in favour of Barisan Nasional. (Google map pic)
KUALA LUMPUR: PKR has questioned the influx of thousands of voters from Bukit Aman, where the Royal Malaysia Police has its headquarters, into the Lembah Pantai constituency, saying the two parts of the city have no connection with each other.
“A person would need to head to Jalan Segambut, then to Jalan Duta, and make a turn just before Jalan Parlimen to Bukit Aman,” PKR communications director Fahmi Fadzil, who is speculated to stand as the party’s candidate in Lembah Pantai, told a fund-raising dinner last night.
“Bukit Bintang is nearer to the Bukit Aman constituency. How is Lembah Pantai connected to Bukit Aman?” he asked.
Lembah Pantai is among 10 parliamentary seats in the capital affected by the Election Commission’s (EC) redelineation of constituencies, passed in the Dewak Rakyat on Wednesday amid protests and allegations of gerrymandering by the opposition.
Lembah Pantai will see the inclusion of some 6,500 voters from the Tasik Perdana voting district, raising allegations that the controversial postal votes, which critics say have traditionally favoured Barisan Nasional (BN), will be used.
The seat, which includes the working class areas of Pantai Dalam and the middle class suburbs of Bangsar, was once a stronghold of BN, represented by Umno’s Wanita chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.
In 2008, Nurul Izzah Anwar won the seat, which she defended again in 2013 despite a stiff challenge from Lembah Pantai Umno division chief Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.
Fahmi said Lembah Pantai would now have almost 8,000 postal voters from Bukit Aman and the Jalan Traverse police station.
It was reported earlier this year that the pending redelineation exercise being carried out by the Election Commission has shifted the Bukit Aman police headquarters, with over 6,500 voters, into Lembah Pantai, from the constituency of Segambut.
Certain quarters hold that the move was designed to ensure Nurul Izzah’s defeat in the constituency.
8 February 2018
Nurul Izzah to defend Lembah Pantai seat
PETALING JAYA: PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar said today she would defend her Lembah Pantai parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election (GE14).
“I am committed to defend the Lembah Pantai seat. However, the leadership of course has the final say,” she told a press conference here today.
Nurul Izzah has held the seat since 2008 when she defeated three-term Lembah Pantai member of parliament Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil who is also Wanita Umno chief.
In 2013, Nurul Izzah defended her seat against former Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Seri Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin.– BERNAMA
6 February 2018
She may return but for a safe seat, Sungai Besar.
On rumours that she would contest the Sungai Besar parliamentary constituency, Shahrizat said: “I am hearing various rumours. Thank you for saying I will be contesting here and there, in politics it is nice to know people want us. But it all depends on my boss (Najib).”
7 December 2017
Nurul Izzah dares Shahrizat to rematch in Lembah Pantai
Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar is unfazed by her predecessor Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s claims that she is “afraid” to defend the seat for a third term.
Instead, she challenged Shahrizat to a rematch to their 2008 contest, in which the then debutante Nurul Izzah deposed the Wanita Umno chief.
“I welcome Shahrizat to come contest in Lembah Pantai,” Nurul Izzah told Malaysiakini.
She also reiterated her stance that as Lembah Pantai MP, she would defend the seat unless PKR wanted her to contest elsewhere.
Yoursay: If there’s no ‘cheating’, Shahrizat should be the one afraid
YOURSAY | ‘The contest will be a lame sequel, like watching ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.’
Clever Voter: It’s quite obvious Wanita Umno chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil has forgotten why she lost the support of the thousands of voters in Lembah Pantai in 2008.
A mixed constituency, the majority of the voters were turned off by her arrogance – so unashamed of her role in the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) scandal.
Rico Suave: So the battle for Bangsar hots up again. I remember standing outside the school, waiting for the official count – although I don’t vote in Lembah Pantai, it was one of the seats that went down to the wire.
I remember the yellow bags of allegedly ‘extra’ votes brought in. And yet PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar still won.
To ensure a victory this time around, Bukit Aman is going to be lumped into Lembah Pantai by the Election Commission (EC) to sway the vote in BN’s favour.
Thousands of votes for free. It looks like they won’t be needing those yellow bags next year.
Like everything about this coming election, it will be a tiresome retread of GE13. The stakes might be higher and it will probably be dirtier.
But with the candidates put forth, it will turn out to be a lame sequel, like watching “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Not Convinced: The Election Commission has moved the Bukit Aman police headquarters, with over 6,500 voters, into Lembah Pantai from the neighbouring constituency of Segambut.
Clearly, this is designed to ensure Nurul Izzah’s defeat. Should EC’s new delineation, which is being held back thus far by legal action, is pushed through, it would deliver an almost certain defeat for Nurul Izzah.
If BN plays fair, the opposition would win hands down. Not just in Lembah Pantai, but the rest of the country as well.
AJ: Millions have been lost because of the cow affair. The people’s money has been squandered in the NFC scandal, and her family has been enriched.
Shahrizat must take the people of Lembah Pantai as fools for even considering the possibility of electing her party in again. Cheating is the only possibility for them to win the seat.
I hear Nurul Izzah is afraid to defend her seat, says Shahrizat
Shahrizat, who is now the Wanita Umno chief, claimed that she has heard talk of Nurul being afraid to defend her seat, which she retained in the 2013 polls, in the coming general election.
Confident that the seat can be recaptured, the former minister claimed to have received complaints that the incumbent is not doing work in the constituency.
“Everywhere I go, the voters complain about an absent people’s representative. I don’t know whether this is true or not, but this is the feedback.
“I heard she’s afraid to contest in Lembah Pantai, so it’s better for (former federal territories and urban wellbeing minister) Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin who has been acting as a people’s representative.
“Most opposition candidates are absentees and only spew rhetorics,” she told a press conference at the sidelines of the Umno general assembly at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.
7 April 2017
Voters object to Bukit Aman’s inclusion in Lembah Pantai seat again
The inclusion of Bukit Aman in Lembah Pantai had been contentious since the EC’s first redelineation for the current round of redelineation, where it first appeared.
Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng had claimed that the move would score him a bigger victory in Segambut at the next election, but this could cost Nurul Izzah her Lembah Pantai seat. This is because the police tended to vote for BN.
There are 6,598 voters in Tasik Perdana polling district that encompasses Bukit Aman. Lim had claimed that he lost this area by over 6,000 votes.
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