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A by-election produces a lot of rubbish — but does it all get cleaned up effectively?

Battle for Bagan Pinang begins

THE Bagan Pinang state seat by-election could not have come at a more interesting time, in the fortunes of both the Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR). Each has its fair share of problems, providing plenty of ammunition for its rival. Although Prime Minister and BN chairperson Datuk Seri Najib Razak keeps making attempts […]

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Testing PAS’s strength

Testing PAS’s strength

A large-sized PAS flag torn by heavy downpour in Manik Urai WITH nomination day concluded, the contest for Manik Urai is officially a two-way fight. The Kelantan state assembly seat has only 12,293 voters, of which 99.2% are Malay Malaysian. It is the smallest and most homogenous fight we’ve seen this year, and its election […]

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The candidates, with their respective party leaders. The contest for Manik Urai is underway.

PAS outnumbers BN at Manik Urai

IT’S official: the Manik Urai by-election is a straight fight between PAS candidate Mohd Fauzi Abdullah and Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Tuan Aziz Tuan Mat from Umno. Nomination, held at SMK Sultan Yahya Petra (1)’s Dewan Petra, began at 9am today, although supporters from both camps arrived much earlier. PAS supporters, over 10,000-strong, marched from […]

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PAS-Umno fight in Manik Urai (Updated 11.40am)

PAS-Umno fight in Manik Urai (Updated 11.40am)

Updated on 6 July at 11.40am Corrected at 9.15am on 6 July 09 (From left) Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang, PAS candidate Mohd Fauzi Abdullah, BN candidate Tuan Aziz Tuan Mat, and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin KUALA KRAI, 6 July 2009: Nomination day for the Manik Urai by-election began this morning in what is the […]

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BN-less Penanti still a diverse contest

BN-less Penanti still a diverse contest

Dr Mansor OthmanBUTTERWORTH, 23 May 2009: Despite the Barisan Nasional (BN) not contesting, the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will still have to face an intriguing challenge from three very different independent candidates. There would have been a fourth to contend with, Mohd Saberi Othman, 49, but the Election Commission (EC) disqualified him after finding that he […]

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“Never take by-elections lightly like the Barisan Nasional (BN) does,” Zaid tells <em>The Nut Graph</em>. Which is why, probably, PR’s household names turned out in full force despite the BN not contesting.

Underneath the hot Penanti sky

IT was a hot, humid morning in Penanti on nomination day, 23 May 2009. It could have been the heat, or the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s absence, that made proceedings a tad more subdued compared to the tri-elections of 7 April. Nevertheless, a 1,000-strong crowd turned up to support the Pakatan Rakyat (PR)’s candidate, Dr Mansor […]

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