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Sluggish in Bukit Selambau

Sluggish in Bukit Selambau

Manikumar speaking to journalists after the announcement of his victory on 7 April BY the end of campaigning in the Bukit Selambau by-election, even novice reporters sensed that the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) had an edge over the Barisan Nasional (BN). It is not that the PR has not had its own set of problems. For […]

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The meaning of Bukit Selambau

The meaning of Bukit Selambau

IT appears that not even the return of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Umno’s fold could help the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s chances in Bukit Selambau and Bukit Gantang. And naturally, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders are claiming that the party’s victory in the 7 April polls in Bukit Selambau is a clear referendum against new […]

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“Team” campaign by independent candidates

SUNGAI PETANI, 6 April 2009: With one more day to go before polling tomorrow in the Bukit Selambau state by-election, three of the 13 independent candidates conducted their campaign and “ceramah” (talk) together today. A Jayagopal (who has the umbrella for his symbol), Abdul Rahim Abu (clock)and Radzi Mat Lazim (chair) delivered their message to […]

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Chaos and confidence in Bukit Selambau

Chaos and confidence in Bukit Selambau

(Corrected at 3.34pm on 1 April 2009) OF the three simultaneous and upcoming by-elections on 7 April, the Bukit Selambau state seat in Kedah appears to be the most fascinating. On 12 March 2009, The Star reported that the Kedah police force had identified three “hot spots” in Bukit Selambau. Then on 19 March 2009, […]

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Independents’ day

Independents’ day

“WITH independent candidates, it depends on their ‘roots’,” says Kedah Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) information chief Ahmad Kasim. “For example, if they were originally from PKR, they will naturally pull votes away from the PKR candidate.” But if they were originally from the Barisan Nasional (BN), he says, they will split votes for the BN. […]

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Record-breaking number of candidates

Record-breaking number of candidates

Corrected at 7.05pm on 29 March 2009 SUNGAI PETANI, 29 Mar 2009: The Bukit Selambau by-election has broken all records: the Election Commission announced at noon today that 15 candidates would be vying for the state seat in Kedah come 7 April. Apart from the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s Datuk S Ganesan and Parti Keadilan Rakyat […]

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