Day: July 6, 2009

In Manek Urai, a battle for the Malay heartland

By Shannon Teoh (Malaysian Insider) KUALA KRAI, July 6 — Both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) enter the Manek Urai campaign today knowing full well that it will test their credentials with perhaps the most important demographic group in the country.

Straight fight in Manek Urai

Malaysian Insider KUALA KRAI, July 6 — The Manik Urai state by-election scheduled for July 14 will see a straight fight between PAS candidate Mohd Fauzi Abdullah, 50, and Barisan Nasional candidate Tuan Aziz Tuan Mat, 39.

Manek Urai: Spiritual doom vs economic boom

Kuek Ser Kuang Keng (Malaysiakini) An old-fashion Umno-PAS battle is brewing for the Manek Urai by-election with both parties keeping to their familiar and time-tested campaign messages and formulae, used for decades. During the Kuala Terengganu and Bukit Gantang by-election campaigns, PAS, in an attempt

Thousands in Manek Urai for nomination day

Malaysiakini The small town of Manek Urai has been buzzing with activities since early this morning with thousands of supporters from both PAS and Umno mobilising to back their respective candidates to file in their nomination papers.