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PAS-supporting teenagers on the back of a pick-up truck whizzing through the town on a triumphant high. Pic by Danny Lim.

PAS celebrates BN setback

EVERYONE knew it was a tight race between two Malay Muslim parties. On the night of 17 Jan 2009, as the votes were counted for the Kuala Terengganu by-election, the ebb and flow of emotions outside the tallying centre was both audible and palpable. Tens of thousands had gathered outside the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin […]

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BN has lost the plot

BN has lost the plot

(From left) PAS deputy president Nasharuddin Mat Isa, PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and Abdul Wahid PAS has wrested the Kuala Terengganu parliamentary seat from Barisan Nasional (BN) by a 2,631-vote margin, with a greater swing in Malay Malaysian votes to the Islamist party. PAS also swept the parliamentary votes in all four […]

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PAS victory in Kuala Terengganu

PAS victory in Kuala Terengganu

(Updated 11.34pm, 17 Jan 2009) Abdul Wahid Endut with his wife, and five of his nine children, outside the polling station at Sek Keb Pusat Chabang Tiga KUALA TERENGGANU, 17 Jan 2009: PAS candidate Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut has won the Kuala Terengganu by-election with a 2,631-vote majority in a spectacular win that wrested the […]

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Fence-sitters hold the key

Fence-sitters hold the key

Young Malay villagers among the elderly at a PAS ceramah in Kampung Panji, Wakaf Mempelam on 12 Jan 2009 WITH the Chinese Malaysian voters — considered the decisive votes in the Kuala Terengganu by-election — appearing to lean towards PAS, attention is now shifting to the Malay Malaysian votes. The Chinese Malaysian community’s enthusiastic support […]

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Balas budi promises in KT

Balas budi promises in KT

BALAS budi. That is how Barisan Nasional (BN) has been aggressively wooing Chinese Malaysian voters in the final leg of campaigning for the Kuala Terengganu by-election. Nearly every night, dinners are held together with karaoke sessions, lucky draws and cultural shows. In between the merry-making, BN leaders drop in to exhort the crowd to vote […]

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PAS’s by-election candidate is Abdul Wahid

KUALA TERENGGANU, 2 Jan 2009: PAS last night named five-term Wakaf Mempelam assemblyperson Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut as its candidate for the 17 Jan Kuala Terengganu by-election. PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang made the highly anticipated announcement at a packed Stadium Negeri in Batu Burok, here. Abdul Wahid, 52, will face Barisan Nasional […]

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