Tag: Penanti by-elections

Mansor pledges to complement Guan Eng

By Lee Wei Lian (Malaysian Insider) PENANTI, May 24 – PKR candidate Dr Mansor Othman has pledged to play a complementary role to chief minister Lim Guan Eng as the new deputy chief minister I after his likely win in the Penanti by-election.

Nomination Day for Penanti By Election

The nomination day of the candidates for Penanti by-election was held at Institut Kemahiran Belia Negara in Penanti. It is estimated, around 1500 supporters from the Pakatan Rakyat was here to raise support for their candidates. The atmosphere was calm and ‘quite’ in and out

Perak verdict: Anwar disappointed but not surprised

Athi Veeranggan (Malaysiakini) Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim is disappointed but not surprised with the appellate court ruling that Barisan Nasional’s Zambry Abd Kadir was the legitimate Perak menteri besar. Speaking at a by-election rally in Padang Ibu, Penanti last night, Anwar said he was

By-election scores several firsts

Athi Veeranggan (Malaysiakini) The Penanti by-election in Penang, which will see a four-cornered fight, has notched up several firsts as campaigning kicks off today. This is the first time a state constituency will be having its third elections in 14 months. Penanti voters went to

It's a four-cornered fight in Penanti

Confirmed! It will be a four-cornered fight for the Penanti state seat by-election on May 31 following the disqualification of independent candidate Mohd Saberi Othman. The contest will see favourite PKR’s Mansor Othman taking on three independents. The independents are former Penang PKR Wanita chief

BN-less Penanti still a diverse contest

By Shanon Shah (thenutgraph.com) BUTTERWORTH, 23 May 2009: Despite the Barisan Nasional (BN) not contesting, the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) will still have to face an intriguing challenge from three very different independent candidates.

Underneath the hot Penanti sky

By Shanon Shah (thenutgraph.com) IT was a hot, humid morning in Penanti on nomination day, 23 May 2009. It could have been the heat, or the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s absence, that made proceedings a tad more subdued compared to the tri-elections of 7 April. Nevertheless,

Mansor ready to battle Umno proxies

Athi Veeranggan (Malaysiakini) Barisan Nasional may not field a candidate in next week’s Penanti by-election in Penang but PKR candidate Mansor Othman believed he would still face BN and Umno indirectly in the form of independent candidates. Despite BN’s decision on Monday not to contest

PAS’s Penanti tantrum revisited

By Shanon Shah (thenutgraph.com) FOR a while there, PAS nearly gave Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) a scare for the upcoming Penanti by-election — the party’s Permatang Pauh division wanted the seat for itself. In fact, newly elected Penang PAS Youth chief Yusni Mat Tiah even