The Port Dickson by-election…

13 October 2018


PORT DICKSON: The Election Commission has declared Anwar Ibrahim as the winner of the Port Dickson by-election, beating six others to make a political comeback that assures him the top post in the government.

Anwar garnered a total of 31,016 votes, defeating his closest rival, PAS’ Mohd Nazari Mokhtar who gained 7,456.

His 23,560-vote majority surpassed that of former Port Dickson MP, despite a low voter turnout of 58.3%.

The other candidates were left far behind: former Negeri Sembilan menteri besar Isa Samad got 4,230 votes, Stevie Chan Keng Leong (337 votes), Kan Chee Yuen (154 votes) and Anwar’s former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan who merely got 82 votes.

1 Anwar Ibrahim Pakatan Harapan 31,016
2 Mohd Nazari Mokhtar PAS 7,456
3 Isa Samad Independent 4,230
4 Stevie Chan Independent 337
5 Lau Seck Yan Independent 214
6 Kan Chee Yuen Independent 154
7 Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan Independent 82



11 October 2018


Full house at Chinese voters’ dinner for Anwar in PD


LUKUT, Oct 11 — A banquet thrown by the local Chinese community in support of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim drew over 3,000 people here tonight, each paying RM60 for a seat at one of the 380 tables.

The banquet dinner had raised eyebrows after Bersih 2.0 suggested that the event could be seen as an attempt to fish for votes and may violate election laws.

The election watchdog had asked Anwar to postpone the free dinner until after the Saturday by-election.

The 71-year-old PKR president elect is contesting against six others to return to Parliament and gain legitimacy as Pakatan Harapan’s next in line to succeed Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The dinner, said to be organised by local Chinese voters, started without a hitch.

The crowd showed their enthusiasm at attending a banquet featuring politicians from the various PH component parties.

Among the speakers were Teja assemblymen Sandrea Ng and former Port Dickson MP Datuk Danyal Balagopal Abdullah, who resigned four months after being elected to pave the way for Anwar’s ascension.

Anwar arrived at the banquet at 8.40pm and was greeted by lion dancers and a roaring crowd.

9 October 2018







7 October 2018


PORT DICKSON: The campaign for the Port Dickson parliamentary by-election has intensified as it enters the second week, ahead of Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s visit tomorrow to campaign for Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Anwar Ibrahim.

It will be the first time Mahathir and Anwar share a campaign stage in 20 years.

“If he comes, this will be the first time I will be sharing a stage with him after 20 years and we will bring down the thunder in Port Dickson,” Anwar said at a ceramah in Kampung Nelayan Telok Kemang yesterday.

Anwar is seen to have the advantage. He has been attending seven to 10 programmes daily.





5 October 2018



PD POLLS | Pakatan Harapan candidate for the Port Dickson by-election Anwar Ibrahim had the unlikeliest group of supporters arriving to back him up in the constituency – staff of the Sungai Buloh prison where he was formerly incarcerated.

The PKR president-elect tweeted photos (above) of him with the men, all clad in blue T-shirts bearing the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) logo and the “All Riders Community” wording on the front of their shirts.

Anwar captioned the photos: “Staff of Sungai Buloh prison came to PD to provide moral support.”

Anwar had served a major part of his three sentences – for a corruption charge and two sodomy charges – at the Sungai Buloh Prison since 1998.



30 September 2018


THE circus is in town with sodomy victim Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan contesting against Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the man he accused of sodomising him, in the seven-cornered Port Dickson by-election.

Anwar is eligible to contest to be MP of Port Dickson even though he was convicted of sodomy as he was given a full pardon by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V on May 16 this year.

WhatsApp went abuzz yesterday morning with the iconic photograph of independent candidate Mohd Saiful shaking hands with PKR president-elect Anwar when they filed their nomination papers at the Port Dickson Municipal Council hall.

It looked like an awkward moment for the accuser and the accused.

Mohd Saiful claimed that nobody was behind him in his decision to contest. He told the media that he had moved on from the controversial Sodomy II case and would not raise the matter during the campaign period.

The former aide of Anwar said he was contesting because he wanted to be in Parliament.

Some in the Anwar camp see him, literally, as a pain in the butt.

“Saiful is a reminder of Sodomy II. They want to use him to embarrass Anwar and also to get the Malays not to vote for him,” said a PKR insider.

Dr Muhammad Asri Mohd Ali, a research fellow with the National Council of Professors, agrees.

“It is to refresh the memory of the people that he was a victim and that Anwar is not a good candidate for Prime Minister,” he said.

Last week, the Port Dickson by-election was shaping to be Anwar vs Stevie – a straight fight.

Stevie Chan Keng Leong was the first to announce his candidacy against Anwar. Chan said he was contesting because the forced by-election to allow Anwar to make a comeback in Parliament was against the spirit of the nation’s democratic process.

“My enemy now is political entitlement and arrogance – represented by Langkah PD – which may see Barisan 2.0 emerge if Langkah PD was condoned and supported,” said the independent candidate whose tagline is #KasiChan (#GiveChance).

Seven candidates will be vying for the Oct 13 Port Dickson by-election after one of the eight candidates who filed their nomination papers at the Port Dickson Municipal Council hall here had his papers rejected.

The other candidates are PAS’ Lt Col (Rtd) Mohd Nazari Mokhtar and independents former Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Tan Sri Isa Samad, Lau Seck Yan and Kan Chee Yuen.

When asked what his strategy was now that Mohd Saiful and Isa are contesting, Chan said: “My strategy? I am a 51-year-old boy from a small village in Melaka. I leave the strategy to my volunteers.

“All I know is the next 14 days would be crucial to the future direction of this nation. And I only plan to go as far and wide to meet as many people as I can to explain why they should reject Langkah PD and vote for a true independent candidate.”

In Port Dickson, Malays are 43% of the voters, Chinese 33%, Indians 22% and others 2%.

The PKR insider said that for Anwar to win convincingly and boost his credibility as the Prime Minister-designate, he had to win by at least a 10,000 majority.

Dr Muhammad Asri agreed.

“Anwar’s majority must be at least more than 10,000. It would be embarrassing for the future Prime Minister to get below 10,000,” he said.

It is inevitable that Anwar will win the Port Dickson by-election on Oct 13.

In the meantime, for those who are interested in political tourism, do visit the coastal constituency as the circus is in town.



29 September 2018

On Nomination Day, it’s all about Anwar and Saiful…


(Photo: NSTP)


PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim merely shrugged when reporters asked him for comments on his former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan’s intention to take part in the Port Dickson by-election.

Anwar was attending the launch of PKR’s campaign headquarters at the PD Waterfront in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan today when news about Saiful’s plans broke.

At the same event, PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail told supporters that the party will deal tactfully deal with possible allegations coming from Saiful.

Dia baling tahi, kita sambut dengan bunga (if he throws faeces as at us, we will greet him with flowers),” Saifuddin said at a press conference after the event.

According to several news reports, Saiful said his decision to be a candidate had nothing to do with personal issues or partisan politics.

“I just want to represent the people and celebrate democracy,” said Saiful, according to Free Malaysia Today.


No one rally cares about him…

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s