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Permatang Pauh Election Result

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim won the Permatang Pauh by-election, but what was impressive was the margin of victory.

Anwar Ibrahim Won Permatang Pauh By-ElectionThe PKR leader was returned to Parliament with a majority of 15,671 votes, exceeding the 13,388-vote majority achieved by his wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail in the March 8 general election.

Anwar garnered 31,195 votes to beat Barisan candidate Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah, who garnered 15,524 votes, while low-key Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia candidate Hanafi Hamat lost his RM15,000 deposit after getting only 92 votes.

The details election results for Permatang Pauh from 1982 to 2008 can be obtained at Keputusan Pilihan Raya Permatang Pauh.

Meanwhile the chronology of the election day can be read at Laporan Pengundian Permatang Pauh and Live updates from Permatang Pauh.

The closely watched by-election was called after Dr Wan Azizah resigned from her post as MP on July 31, barely five months after she had won the seat, to enable her husband to run for election.

Anwar held the seat for four terms before he was sacked from his Deputy Prime Minister‘s post in 1998 over corruption and sodomy charges.

Dr Wan Azizah, who had been known as a reluctant politician, won the seat for a third term in March.

A mammoth crowd comprising PKR leaders and supporters gathered early yesterday evening at the tallying centre at the Tuanku Bainun Teachers Training College in Bukit Mertajam to celebrate the party’s victory.

Supporters let off fireworks as returning officer Roslan Yahaya announced the results at about 10pm.

Voter turnout was relatively high, registering at about 80% of the total 58,459 eligible voters in the constituency.

Barisan was the underdog from the start in the hard-fought by-election that Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak described as a titanic challenge.

Anwar’s convincing victory was reminiscent of his heyday, when he secured a stunning 23,515-vote majority in the 1995 general election by polling 27,945 votes, 76.7% of the total votes then.

The laid-back town of Permatang Pauh is where Anwar won four consecutive Parliament seats from 1982 to 1995, taking over the seat from what was initially a PAS stronghold.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has described his triumph in the Permatang Pauh by-election as “the second political tsunami” and said it was the people’s victory.

“This election has been won due to the commitment and courage shown by the people.

“People want change for freedom and justice. They want the economy to benefit all,” Anwar said while addressing supporters after being declared winner of the parliamentary by-election yesterday.

“They have rejected oppression and they are saying they do not want to be taken for granted any longer.

“The people have sent a strong message to the Government,” he said, adding that the people have rejected the unfair distribution of the country’s wealth.

He said his victory brought new meaning to the word “Merdeka”.

Anwar added that Pakatan Rakyat was bringing new hope to the people with its reform agenda.

“We will stick to our promise that the price of fuel will be reduced when we form the government.”

During a press conference later, Anwar said although the date of his swearing-in was at the discretion of the Speaker, he hoped to be in the Dewan Rakyat for Budget Day.

“I have promised the people that I would scrutinise Budget 2009 which will be tabled on Friday and as such, I should be sworn in tomorrow.”

With regards to Pakatan forming the government on Sept 16, Anwar reaffirmed that the planned takeover would materialise.

Newly-elected Permatang Pauh MP Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be taking his oath in Dewan Rakyat on Thursday.

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia made the announcement when the sitting resumed at 10am Wednesday.

The Speaker’s office confirmed receiving the letter from the Election Commission on the Permatang Pauh by-election result on Wednesday morning.

This means Anwar will be able to attend the Parliament sitting starting Thursday and he will in the House for the tabling of the Budget on Friday.

Source: The Star

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  1. no imagepatek1472 (Check me out!) on August 27th, 2008

    A Sinking “Titanic” (BN) in Malaysia? (The show has just begun!)
    (Versi Bahasa Melayu dibawah)

    Malaysia’s Titanic (BN) was deemed unsinkable when it was first launched. Even when it hit an iceberg on 8 March 2008, it was so hard to accept that the ship will sink. When all efforts to save the ship from sinking was finally abandoned, the Captain (DSAB) just stood silently awaiting the fate as a forlorn man. He was hoping the Carpentia or some other nearby ships will come in time to save the passengers. It was sad to see the Captain firing off some distress flares to alert the Carpentier, but the Carpentier’s Captain (DSNTR) was just not convinced that the Titanic was in distress.

    In between is a love story of Leonardo DiCaprio (DSAI) and Kate Winslet (Azizah). Azizah refused to abandon her love, even though many a times, events show she should just save herself. She held on to hopes, hoping against hope that she and her love can pull thru and both will survive this tragedy. Both suffered mentally and emotionally and in the end, it was Azizah left to tell the tale of a great man who sacrificed himself to save her.

    As for the crew of the Titanic (Little Napoleons) and their friends who are rich and powerful corporate figures, who helped run the ship, did you see the desperation when they found out that the ship is really sinking. Most of them scramble to save their lives and abandon ship and some, with loads of money found they can’t buy anything they wanted, even a place on a lifeboat to save their lives (TDM migration). But not all, for there was a few brave Napoleons who tried to show they are committed to the name of Titanic (BN) and the show continues.

    There was an old couple (MIC & PPP) who just lay in bed waiting for the ship to sink, abandoned by the young and too old to move around anymore. There were also musicians (MCA, PBB, LDP, PBRS, PRS, SAPP, SPDP, SUPP, UPKO) still playing the ship’s songs and died like true musicians dedicated to their role of love for the Titanic music. There were also some crew (GERAKAN) still working to plug the leaks at the bottom of the ship until they themselves died thinking they were heroes not knowing the ship cannot be saved just by plugging some holes.

    Do you know who was the director of Titanic (BN) show? James Cameron (TDM).

    Do you know who the Scriptwriter was? Again TDM!

    Did you know this show was shown around the world?

    Did you know Malaysia has some of the best actors and actresses and supporting casts?

    Anyway, it was just a movie, for the real show has only just begun!

    (Versi Bahasa Malaysia)

    Karamnya “Titanic”(BN) di Malaysia? (Tayangan baru bermula!)

    Titanic (BN) Malaysia dianggap tidak boleh tenggelam semasa dilancarkan dahulu. Sungguhpun terlanggar tungkul air batu pada 8 Mac 2008, ia masih sukar dipercayai bahawa ia akan tenggelam. Apabila segala usaha untuk menyelamatkan kapal didapati sia-sia, Kaptennya (DSAB) berdiri bersendirian menunggu qadar dengan muka penuh dukacita. Dia masih berharap Carpentier atau lain-lain kapal berhampiran akan datang menyelamatkan penumpang-penumpangnya. Amatlah sedih ketika itu, melihat Kaptennya menembak beberapa mercun penyelamat untuk memberi isyarat kepada Carpentier tetapi Kapten Carpentier (DSNTR) masih tidak yakin Titanic dalam keadaan kecemasan.

    Dalam tayangannya, ada babak percintaan antara Leonardo DiCaprio (DSAI) dan Kate Winslet Azizah). Azizah enggan meninggalkan kekasihnya walaupun terdapat beberapa kejadian yang memungkinnya meninggal kekasihnya dan menyelamatkan diri. Dia memegang kuat kepada harapan agar kedua-dua mereka akan dapat mengharungi bencana yang ditimpa dan akan diselamatkan dari tragedi tersebut. Kedua-dua mereka melalui seksaan mental dan emosional dan diakhirnya tinggal Azizah sahaja yang bercerita berkenaan seorang seorang lelaki yang mengorbankan nyawanya demi menyelamatkan beliau.

    Tentang anak-anak kapal Titanic (Little Napoleons) yang menguruskan kapal dan sahabat-sahabat mereka yang kaya dan berwatak korporat, adakah anda nampak muka-muka cemas mereka semasa kapal sedang tenggelam? Ramai antara mereka berebut-rebut menyelamatkan diri untuk meninggalkan kapal dan antara mereka yang kaya-raya, baru tersedar bahawa wang tidak dapat membelikan segala-galanya termasuk satu tempat duduk diatas bot penyelamat untuk menyelamatkan diri (Hijrah TDM). Tetapi bukan semua yang berperangai bagitu. Ada beberapa di antara mereka (Napoleon) yang masih berani mempertahankan nama Titanic dan tayangannya menyambung semula.

    Terdapat sepasang orang tua (MIC & PPP) yang terbaring di katil menunggu kapal tengelam yang ditinggalkan mereka oleh anak-anak muda dan tidak larat pula bergerak menyelamatkan diri. Terdapat juga pemain-pemain muzik (MCA, PBB, LDP, PBRS, PRS, SAPP, SPDP, SUPP, UPKO) yang masih memainkan lagu-lagu kapal Titanic, demikianlah sayangnya mereka kepada muzik Titanic. Juga terdapat anak-anak kapal (GERAKAN) yang masih bekerja di bahagian bawah kapal yang cuba menutup kebocoran tetapi akhirnya mati dengan menganggap diri mereka wira tampa mengetahui kapal sudah tidak dapat diselamatkan dengan hanya menutup kebocoran kapal.

    Adakah anda ketahui siapakah Direktor tayangan Titanic (BN)? James Cameron (TDM).

    Adakah anda ketahui siapakah penulis skrip? Masih TDM.

    Adakah anda ketahui tayangan ini dipernunjukan serata dunia?

    Adakah anda ketahui Malaysia mempunyai ramai pelakon-pelakon lelaki dan wanita dan pembantu-pembantu seniman dan seniwati.

    Tak apalah, ia cuma sebuah tayangan. Tayangan sebenar baru bermula.

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  4. melayu boleh on April 17th, 2009

    permatang pauh is the beginning of everything..

    melayu boleh’s last blog post..Melayu Boleh track cyclist!

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