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BN’s offer in Permatang Pasir

BN’s offer in Permatang Pasir

Rohaizat Othman AT 1am on Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009, Rohaizat Othman finally appears for this interview after a day of campaigning. The Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Permatang Pasir by-election looks terribly exhausted as he walks into the sparse media room at the BN by-election headquarters in Permatang Pasir. The BN command centre is […]

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“PAS insincere,” says Dr M

MUNYONYO (Uganda), 27 July 2009: Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today described PAS’s willingness to work with the federal government as insincere and politically motivated. He said this was because PAS leaders were only out to strengthen PAS and not the Barisan Nasional (BN). “I know because I’ve experienced it in the Felda […]

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Lessons for PR from Manik Urai

Lessons for PR from Manik Urai

PAS leaders celebrating the outcome of the Manik Urai by-election on 14 July 2009 THE outcome of the Manik Urai by-election couldn’t have been better. PAS, and by extension the Pakatan Rakyat (PR), won by a narrow margin of 65 votes. They won, but at the same time, PAS lost the huge majority it got […]

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PAS scrapes through in Manik Urai (Updated 9.40pm)

PAS scrapes through in Manik Urai (Updated 9.40pm)

Updated 9.40pm on 14 July 2009  Manik Urai  CANDIDATE    PARTY     VOTES      Mohd Fauzi Abdullah       PAS 5,348   Tuan Aziz Tuan Mat       BN 5,283 KUALA KRAI, 14 July 2009: Voting for the Manik Urai by-election officially ended at 5pm today. Counting is now underway at the […]

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Polling closes in Manik Urai (Updated 5.55pm)

Polling closes in Manik Urai (Updated 5.55pm)

Updated 11.50am on 14 July 2009 KUALA KRAI, 14 July 2009: Some 87.33% or 10,736 out of 12,293 voters cast their votes in the Manik Urai state by-election, polling of which closed at 5pm today. Election Commission (EC) chairperson Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said the turnout was higher than the EC’s target of […]

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Sensationalist reporting in Manik Urai!

Sensationalist reporting in Manik Urai!

COVERING the Manik Urai by-election has been a non-stop whirlwind; it has been, by far, the most intense contest Malaysians have experienced this year. A reporter barely has time, between the tight schedule and horrific broadband speeds, to even check his or her e-mail — practically every minute was devoted to the deluge of news. […]

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