Day: August 22, 2009

Contrasting religious messages in by-election

Malaysiakini The seemingly ideological polar opposites of PAS and DAP are being vigorously exploited in the Permatang Pasir by-election poster war. In the Malay-dominated areas, Barisan Nasional are challenging incumbent PAS’ religious credentials in view of its alliance with the secular DAP. Banners declaring that

Umno candidate faces yet another allegation

S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini) Barisan Nasional’s campaign in Permatang Pasir, which is already marred by the attack on the reputation of its candidate Rohaizat Othman, faces yet another allegation, this time involving an unresolved land deal and the ex-lawyer. PAS vice-president Mahfuz Omar (left) today made

Not one but three charges against Rohaizat

Hafiz Yatim (Malaysiakini) Barisan Nasional and Umno candidate for Permatang Pasir, Rohaizat Othman was actually facing not one but three charges of misconduct. It is learnt that the two pending cases however, may not be heard, as Rohaizat (right) had already been found guilty and