Day: March 31, 2009

Rain or shine, Ismail pounds the ground

By Debra Chong (Malaysian Insider) TAIPING, March 31 – Ismail Saffian was soaking wet by the time he ended his door-to-door tour of Kampung Temerlok, a minority Chinese village in the majority Malay state constituency of Trong, near here yesterday evening.

You can’t mention … that woman, PKR told

Malaysian Insider TAIPING, March 31 – Campaigning for the Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau by-elections has run into a bizarre roadblock, with the police stepping in to dictate what PKR cannot say or do in the intense battle to win votes.

Ghost of PBDS hangs over Batang Ai

Joe Fernandez (Malaysiakini) Sabah PKR deputy chief Ansari Abdullah’s worst nightmare is that ‘the old and uneducated voters’ of Batang Ai will impose their will again on the younger generation and give Barisan Nasional another victory in the Batang Ai state seat by-election on April

Hindraf will not help PKR's Manikumar

Athi Veeranggan (Malaysiakini) Barisan Nasional’s MIC candidate S Ganesan would be relieved to know that he would not face the army of orange T-shirt clad electoral soldiers in the current Bukit Selambau by-election campaign in northern state of Kedah.

BN unleashes Ezam on Bkt Selambau

S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini) Barisan Nasional unleashed their top agent, Ezam Mohd Nor, a former close aide of PKR leader Anwar Ibrahim, at a ceramah in one of the key areas of Bukit Selambau last night.

Cops ban PKR from raising Altantuya issue

Malaysiakini In the run-up to the Bukit Gantang by-election on April 7, PKR has been dealt with a severe blow by the police by restricting the issues the political party can raise at its daily ceramah. Going by previous election campaigns, PKR’s ceramah are popular

Odds stacked against Pakatan in tri-elections

Neil Khor (Malaysiakini) Contrary to popular belief, the odds against the opposition parties in the three upcoming by-elections are very high despite the usual euphoria that nomination day promised.

Uphill task for PAS in wooing Malay votes

Andrew Ong (Malaysiakini) Just three days into Bukit Gantang by-election campaign, there are signs indicating that PAS would be securing the bulk of the non-Malay votes in the area.

Chaos and confidence in Bukit Selambau

By Shanon Shah (thenutgraph) OF the three simultaneous and upcoming by-elections on 7 April, the Bukit Selambau state seat in Kedah appears to be the most fascinating.