Andrew Ong (Malaysiakini) Barisan Nasional will not be contesting in the Penanti by-election on May 31, announced Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak today. The decision was made following a BN supreme council meeting chaired by Najib this afternoon. The decision was not a major surprise
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By Shanon Shah (thenutgraph.com) DATUK Seri Najib Razak’s assertion that by-elections are wasteful and his insinuation that the Barisan Nasional (BN) may boycott the Penanti by-election are not new ideas. Back in August 2008, then Kelantan Umno chief Tan Sri Annuar Musa called for the
Azly Rahman (Malaysiakini) Two scores and ten years ago, our forefathers and foremothers brought forth in this kampong the plan for a just republic that never materialised. We argued and waged peace for a republic of virtue but instead were given a warmongering State of
Athi Veeranggan (Malaysiakini) What ever differences they had were things of the past. Pakatan Rakyat component parties are now ready to take on the might of Umno and Barisan Nasional as a united front in this month’s Penanti by-election in Penang. Claiming this, PKR supremo
Kuek Ser Kuang Keng (Malaysiakini) For outsiders, the Penanti by-election may be a forgone conclusion, where PKR is expected to retain the seat regardless of whether Umno is contesting or not. However, for Penang PKR party insiders, it is the beginning of a new chapter
Malaysian Insider KEPALA BATAS, 30 April 2009: PAS’s intention to field a candidate in the by-election for the Penanti state constituency on 31 May shows that the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) is not the most popular party in the area, said former prime minister Tun
Malaysian Insider KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is coming under considerable pressure from Umno to change his stand that Barisan Nasional should give the Penanti by-election a miss.
PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) has set May 23 as nomination day and May 31 as polling day for the Penanti by-election.
Translation by Shanon Shah (thenutgraph.com) AMONG the main concerns of the Malay-language press from the week of 20 to 26 April 2009 were the Penanti by-election, Islamic laws, and defending the monarchy.
The Nutgraph KUALA LUMPUR, 27 April 2009: Is Penang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy chief Dr Mansor Othman the party’s choice for the upcoming Penanti by-election?