Thursday, July 31, 2008

Battle Royale



Wan Azizah kosongkan kerusi Permatang Pauh
Jul 31, 08 3:18pm

Presiden PKR, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail telah mengosongkan kerusi Parlimen Permatang Pauh untuk membuka laluan kepada suaminya, yang juga Ketua Umum PKR, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim bertanding dalam pilihanraya kecil untuk kerusi tersebut.

Bercakap dalam satu sidang akhbar di ibupejabat PKR di Petaling Jaya, Wan Azizah berkata, beliau bagaimanapun kekal sebagai presiden PKR.

Wan Azizah berkata, beliau telah menghantar surat peletakan jawatan tersebut kepada Speaker Dewan Rakyat hari ini.

Permatang dianggap sebagai kerusi yang selamat berdasarkan kepada keputusan pilihanraya umum lalu, Wan Azizah menang besar dengan majroti 13,388.

Beliau mendapatkan 30,348 undi, menewaskan calon Barisan Nasional (BN) dari Umno, Datuk Pirdaus Ismail yang memperolehi 16,950 undi.

Wan Azizah mewakili kerusi Permatang Pauh selama tiga penggal. Dalam pilihanraya 2004, beliau menang tipis dengan majoriti 590 undi, juga menewaskan Pirdaus.

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*Like Kit Siang said in his blog, it's gonna be a battle royale. Anwar against the full might of government machinery. This must have take a few people by suprised since last Sunday Anwar anounced that he gonna contest in Kulim. Don't think people in Permatang Pauh is stupid enough to vote for BN this time after they backed PKR for the past elections. The question is, will BN allow Anwar freedom to contest in this by-election? Hmmm tough question to asked since now they are preparing to charge Anwar in court for the bogus accusation. This is the most important by-election in our history that, the result will shaped the future of Malaysia.

Wishing all the best and good luck for Dato' Sri Anwar

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