The Voting has ended at the N 49 Sungai Kandis By-election, the 1st since GE 14.

4 August 2018


PETALING JAYA: Former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak has committed an election offence by campaigning for Barisan Nasional (BN) on polling day of the Sungai Kandis by-election, according to Bersih 2.0.

The electoral watchdog said the former premier’s statement on his Facebook earlier today was tantamount to an offence under Election Offences Act.

Bersih said Najib had specifically violated Section 26(1)(a) and (f) of the act.

Section 26(1)(a) of the Election Offences Act states that no person shall, on polling day, hold or organise in any place any form of meeting, rally, display or entertainment or give any form of address or lecture whether or not the event is open to the public or otherwise;

Section 26(1)(f) of the same act state that no person shall on behalf of any candidate, canvass for the votes of electors in any constituency for or against any candidate or political party at an election by whatever means.




PAS has failed to see the funny side in a caricature by cartoonist Amin Landak mocking PAS relationship with Umno in the upcoming Sungai Kandis by-election.

Instead, the Islamist party was left fuming at the cartoon by Amin, an occasional contributor to Malaysiakini, which was published on the news portal.

PAS republished the cartoon on its official Facebook page but superimposed it with multiple text that read: “Malaysiakini rude” (Malaysiakini “biadap”).

The cartoon depicted two men in green rolling out a red carpet for another man who alighted from a blue ‘BN’ vehicle.

The cartoon appeared to be referring to the speculation that PAS opted out of contesting the Sungai Kandis by-election to give way to BN.


PAS leaders have given different reasons as to why it was sitting out the by-election, including wanting to ensure Pakatan Harapan’s defeat or that it wanted to wait until after a post-mortem report on the 14th general election is completed.

When contacted, Amin brushed aside the brickbats and said people would understand the meaning of the satirical comic if they calmed down for a moment.

“Many of them said the cartoon insulted religion, but it makes me wonder… how did the cartoon insult religion?

“I criticised their (PAS’) capacity as politicians, not an ustaz or religious person, they have to understand the difference between politicians and religious persons.

“If they can’t understand this, then it will be a long time before they understand what is political satire,” he said.

Meanwhile, PAS supporters, such as the “Tentera Hijau Kebangsaan Malaysia”, had uploaded a modified version of the cartoon on Facebook to mock their opponents.

In the modified image, the men’s green clothing was changed to orange and their garb bore the Amanah logo – a splinter party of PAS which is now in Harapan.

They also altered the cartoon to depict a DAP man walking on a blue carpet bearing the PKR logo.

As the Amanah duo rolled out the “PKR carpet”, a dialogue box was added which read: “Hurry, hurry, big brother wants to walk”.



* Seat name Seri Andalas changed to Sungai Kandis following redelineation in 2018.

When you want to win so badly but you know your chances are almost nil….

Mini civil war within PAS

SHAH ALAM: The Kota Raja PAS Youth movement today questioned the call for the party’s supporters to vote for the BN candidate in the Sungai Kandis by-election this Saturday.

Its deputy head, Mohd Najib Arshad said several state and federal party leaders had spoken on this at a programme called “Bangkit”, which appeared not to be in line with the official statement by PAS secretary-general Takiyuddin Hassan.

He said he also felt that the call contradicted the spirit of the PAS constitution, Clause 82 (g) which stated that all PAS members, including the leadership, should control themselves from committing any action that went against or was detrimental to the party’s interest.

“We are of the view that the decision (call) was akin to a policy and thus had ignored the powers of the Syura Council and the powers of the Muktamar where the suggestion should have been debated and received its agreement, and not to give a directive immediately like that.

“The Kota Raja PAS Youth also felt that the move would negate the role of the Gagasan Sejahtera which was adopted by PAS in the 14th general election (GE14) recently,” he said in a statement.

27 July 2018



SHAH ALAM: PKR’s candidate for the Sungai Kandis by-election, Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni, has denied allegations that he supported a Tabung Harapan fundraising dinner yesterday which featured belly dancers.

He said the programme was organised by a third party, and not the government, PKR or himself.

“We do not support any event that is against Malay and Islamic values and culture.

“I disagree (with the event) and reprimand the organisers (for not being) more sensitive (towards Malay and Islamic) values,” he said at a press conference here today.

Zawawi was commenting on a video clip uploaded to Barisan Nasional’s (BN) candidate Datuk Lokman Noor Adam’s Instagram account, which shows belly dancers at the event.

The clip was captioned: “What would Ustaz Zawawi’s stand be over Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) decision to invite LGBT dancers to collect donations for Tabung Harapan?

“Can a PH assemblyman go against the prime minister or his deputy? If not, leave the duty to the opposition by voting for Barisan Nasional.”

Separately, an image was circulated on social media suggesting that Zawawi had supported the event. The WhatsApp message depicts Zawawi, accompanied by the sarcastic caption: “Tarian Gelek for Tabung Harapan is not haram due to its good intentions.”

In response, Zawawi has labelled the image fake and called on parties to practice healthy and clean politics that do not merely poison the minds of the people.

“Do not produce fake graphics (and make statements) to make people believe the remarks to garner votes,” he said.

Zawawi called on the rakyat, especially the Islamic community, to hold on to the principle of “tabayun“, which means to double check news or any information received.

“Always check if the news you receive is true or not. Do not take things at face value. Hence, tabayun must be made into a culture to create a harmonious and non-prejudicial society.





26 July 2018


25 July 2018



SG KANDIS POLLS | Three months ago, then-BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak led the coalition to its first ever electoral defeat in 61 years.

Unshaken by the defeat, Najib today lent his strength to the BN campaign in Sungai Kandis.

He sang praise for the BN candidate Lokman Noor Adam, saying he was an authoritative politician, who is also brave.

“He is a vocal character who is brave in voicing out his opinions. This is the kind of people needed in the (Selangor) state assembly to ensure a mature democracy,” Najib told reporters when met in Sungai Kandis today.

Earlier, the former BN chief had joined Lokman and Umno deputy president to visit 10 homes of the less fortunate around Kampung Sungai Kandis.

There he received a warm welcome, albeit not as grand as when he was the prime minister.

Najib said those he met were generational BN supporters, whom he hoped would convince their descendants to remain steadfast with the coalition.

“I ask that their strength and support be passed down to their children and the next generation to continue supporting BN,” he said.

24 July 2018



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SG KANDIS POLLS | The BN candidate for the Sungai Kandis by-election, Lokman Noor Adam, insists he is not a racist, but instead a watchdog for constitutional matters concerning Malays and Muslims.

The debutant election candidate said matters concerning the constitutional position of Malays, Islam, Bahasa Malaysia and the Malay rulers have to be properly articulated to prevent societal unrest.

“Some people consider me racist. I am not racist. I am only standing by what is contained in the Federal Constitution.

“(Without people like me) non-Malays will berdepan bahaya (face peril). Non-Malays have to appreciate that people like me help to keep the peace,” he told Malaysiakini when met on his campaign trail yesterday.

Lokman said that when BN was in power, activities threatening the positions of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Malay rights and Bahasa Malaysia were nipped in the bud through legal means.

But he believes these issues are now left unchecked under the present Pakatan Harapan administration, and this has unsettled the Malay-Muslim community.

One example of this, he said, is former Council of Eminent Persons spokesperson A Kadir Jasin’s article on the controversy surrounding the appointment of attorney-general Tommy Thomas.

22 July 2018


Sg Kandis by-election could be decided by 7,000 PAS supporters

PKR’s Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni appears to have the upper-hand in the Sungai Kandis state by-election, which sees a three-way fight, but the factors that will decide the winner are the votes of some 7,000 hardcore PAS supporters; whether PKR can overcome its internal conflict; and whether Umno can turn the tables with a “star” candidate, Datuk Lokman Noor Adam.

Lokman is a member of the Umno supreme council.

Sungai Kandis (formerly Seri Andalas), is one of the nine state seats in Selangor affected by the electoral boundary redelineation exercise, which saw its status changing from a mixed to a Muslim-majority seat, with Malays accounting for 71% of the electorate.

The change in racial composition saw both PH and BN fielding a Malay candidate in a seat traditionally contested by their Indian candidates.

In the GE14, PKR candidate Mat Shuhami Shafiei’s total votes and majority were reduced by 7,493 and 3,153 votes, respectively, compared with his predecessor in GE13, but won the election due to the splitting of Malay votes by PAS, which saw its candidate garnering 7,573 votes, and a drop in the number of voters in the constituency following the redelineation.

Now with PAS opting out of the by-election, the 7,573 voters are the kingmakers: should the majority of them vote for PKR, it will be a shoo-in for Zawawi; and his fate hangs in the balance should the majority of them go for the Umno candidate and PKR’s majority votes are reduced by more than 4,900 votes.


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