Posts tagged ‘pematang’

August 24, 2009

Pematang Pasir – Reality Test Tuesday


Result for Permatang Pasir by election

Pas current majority – 4,557 (65.5%)

Mohd Salleh Man (PAS) : 9,618

Rohaizat Othman (BN) : 5,067

Majority : 4,551

Turnout : 73.1% (14,832)

Spoiled votes: 44

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In the last general election, Mohd Hamdan secured 11,004 votes to defeat Barisan’s Ahmad Sahar Shuib by a 5,433-vote majority (66.39%).

The Permatang Pasir constituency has 20,290 voters, including one postal voter, comprising Malay (72.36%), Chinese (25.85%), Indian (1.63%) and others (0.16%).

Come Tuesday, we shall see the face off between Rohaizat (Umno) vs Salleh (PAS) and the reality test if Manek Urai’s momentum for the BN will repeat itself.

Much has been said about the character attack against Rohaizat which is not needed to be repeated here.  Tun M feels that BN has picked the wrong candidate.  Muhyiddin bites his tongue and goes for his guns in support for Rohaizat.  Surely, Lim Kit Siang’s call to BN to withdraw Rohaizat will fall on deaf ears.  The candidate is picked.  Rightly or wrongly, BN will have to go all out to defend this candidate.  After all, it is not about the candidate but the party, so they think.

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October 17, 2008

Why is DPM Najib innocent if PM Badawi is faulted?

Mahathir along with a host of Umno Supreme Council members have continuously blamed Pak Lah for the historical loss in the General Election in March 2008 as well as the homecoming win of Anwar at Pematang Pauh in August 2008.  The general tenor of the fury points to Pak Lah’s inability to win votes and garner the support of the people anymore.

However, did we all forget that behind Pak Lah has always been Najib, the DPM, current Finance Minister and former Defense Minister.  In a team of PM and DPM, why is the finger only pointed at the PM and not the DPM?  In fact, the strangest thing is that the one who may have instigated the finger and pressure on Pak Lah is Najib himself.  The DPM is considered blameless in his supposedly unwavering support of the PM?  How can it all be the PM’s fault, if any, and none on the DPM?

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