Day: August 24, 2009

Roads to be closed for by-election

Malaysiakini A number of roads in and around the vote-tallying centre, situated at the National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) in Jalan Berapit, Bukit Mertajam would be closed for traffic from 5.30pm to 10pm tomorrow. Penang Traffic Chief DSP Wari Kiew said the move was to

Anwar remains the main crowd puller

Athi Shankar (Malaysiakini) Pakatan Rakyat candidate Mohd Salleh Man, 55, contesting the Permatang Pasir by-election is from PAS. He faces off Barisan Nasional and Umno challenger, Rohaizat Othman, 38, who is hogging the limelight for all the wrong reasons. But candidates aside, there is one

Voters haven't made up their minds

S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini) After two days of continuous heavy rainfall, which hampered Permatang Pasir’s by-election campaign, the sun is finally out indicating a good omen for the last round of campaigning today. Tomorrow the people of this semi-rural constituency will be casting their votes to

Lower turnout will reduce PAS' majority

Ong Kian Ming (Malaysiakini) If there ever was a time when a short campaign period was more helpful to the opposition than to the BN, Permatang Pasir would be it. After reducing PAS’ majority in the Manek Urai by-election to a mere 65 votes, the