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The BN strikes back in Manik Urai

The BN strikes back in Manik Urai

The BN campaign headquarters in Manik Urai BY any account, PAS’s marginal victory in Manik Urai is virtually a loss for the party. Its winning margin has been slashed by a whopping 1,287 votes, from 1,352 votes in 2008 to a wafer-thin 65 votes on 14 July 2009. In percentage, the decline is all the […]

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PAS’s slim victory in Manik Urai

PAS’s slim victory in Manik Urai

Mohd Fauzi Abdullah (with pink tag) and other PAS leaders celebrating their narrow win TALKING to reporters after PAS candidate Mohd Fauzi Abdullah was officially announced as the victor in the Manik Urai by-election, PAS treasurer and Kuala Krai Member of Parliament Dr Hatta Ramli quoted former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. “As Mahathir […]

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A voter, in Stream 3, with her young child. By 1pm, the EC declared voter turnout at 76.2% — an astonishingly high figure. Compare it with the previous Kuala Terengganu by-election, which only achieved a 76% turnout at 4pm.

Polling in Manik Urai

KUALA KRAI, 14 July 2009: Polling for the Manik Urai by-election began today at 8am at nine polling stations and would continue until 5pm. As of 1pm today, voter turnout was about 76%, or 9,359 of the 12,293 registered voters. As both PAS candidate Mohd Fauzi Abdullah and Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Tuan Aziz Tuan […]

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Status quo in Manik Urai

Status quo in Manik Urai

The bridge connecting Manik Urai Lama with Manik Urai Baru. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin would promise on 12 July to build a new bridge — on the condition that the Barisan Nasional was voted in ON 12 July 2009, after a final rally for the Manik Urai by-election campaign, PAS spiritual leader […]

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Sedate in Manik Urai

THE 10-day-long campaign period for the Manik Urai by-election has been quite sedate, with few hard issues gaining any traction in this rural constituency in Kelantan. The campaign trail was peppered instead with the question of Kelantan’s petroleum royalties; the absence of PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa from party campaigns until 11 July 2009; […]

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PR’s strategy in Manik Urai

PR’s strategy in Manik Urai

DESPITE earlier indications that the Manik Urai contest would hinge on local, bread-and-butter issues, leaders on both sides of the political divide have been reminding constituents of the by-election’s wider significance. On 6 July 2009, Kelantan Umno chief Datuk Mustapa Mohamed told the residents of Laloh that the Manik Urai fight — should the Barisan […]

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