Sunday, March 29, 2009

2 Bukit, 1 Batang : Here we come...

1. The above picture, taken from Al Banjari shows the moral support given to PAS during the nomination for P59 - Parliament Bukit Gantang.

2. At 11.20 am, the returning officer announced that there will be 3 candidates for P59. They are Mohd Nizar Jamaluddin (PAS), Ismail Safian (Umno) and Kamarul Ramizu Idris (Independent). Polling date is set on 7th April 2009.

3. Malaysiakini reported on the unprecedented independents joining Kedah N25 Bukit Selambau by election. The independents composition is 6 Malays, 6 Indians and 1 Chinese. They are The independents are: Anuar Abdul Rahim, Radzi Md Lazim, Khamis Awang, A Jayagopal, Tan Hock Huat, T Chandrarajan, S Moganakumar, Husaini Yaacob, Abdul Rahim Abu, L Sarala, M Venason, R Loganathan and Mohd Fazil Abdul Wahab.

4. The main contenders are BN's S Ganesan, PKR's S Manikumar.

5. In Batang Ai, the returning officer confirmed that the Sarawak state seat will see a straight fight between Malcolm Mussen Lamoh (PRS) and Jawah Gerang (PKR).

6. Independent Johnny Chuat withdrew at the last minute and pledged his support to the PKR candidate.

7. 3 states, 3 different by elections. UMNO's new leadership despatched their leaders to the 3 areas.

8. For Bukit Gantang, Muhyiddin Yassin, KJ, Zahid Hamidi is there to lend support to BN candidate. In Bukit Selambau, Hishamuddein Hussein Onn, Shahrizat leads BN whilst Shafie Afdal is in Batang Ai.

9. It seems that UMNO is gunning for Bukit Gantang. The presence of Muhyiddin Yassin is a clear sign that UMNO is going head on with PAS in the by election.

10. Maybe I am wrong but i did not see Samy Vellu is Bukit Selambau. What gives? Is he ashame that he could not prevent the 6 independents to submit their candidancy papers?

11. The battle drums are sounded. To all the candidates, best of luck. Just a friendly reminder - play fair...

Till then...G'nite M'sia...wherever u are...

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