Tag: Penanti by-elections

EC to tighten grip on election campaigning

Rahmah Ghazali (Malaysiakini) The Penanti by-election will enable the Election Commission (EC) to apply the litmus test in strictly enforcing election laws and other curbs on both nomination and polling day. Political parties and their supporters will, for example, be prevented from canvassing for votes

BN faces by-election struggle in Penanti

Malaysiakini Ruling coalition Barisan Nasional, humiliated in a string of by-elections losses over the past year, faces a further bruising contest as authorities today announced another vote in May. “It will be an uphill battle for Barisan Nasional. The opposition alliance will have no problem

Penanti poll on May 31

Rahmah Ghazali (Malaysiakini) The by-election for the Penanti state seat in Penang will be held on May 31, with nominations to be filed on May 23. spr putrajaya penanti by election abdul aziz yusof 270409 02Election Commission (EC) chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, announcing the

No decision yet on Penanti: Najib

By Deborah Loh and Gan Pei Ling (thenutgraph.com) KUALA LUMPUR, 24 April 2009: Umno is still undecided on whether it will field a candidate in the Penanti by-election.

Umno: No decision yet on Penanti

Malaysiakini Umno has yet to decide whether to contest the Penanti by-election following the resignation of state representative Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin from PKR. The party’s powerful supreme council which met today – the first since Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak took over as Umno leader

Fairus says it again: I quit

Athi Veranggan (Malaysiakini) Former Penang deputy chief minister Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin has today reiterated his decision to resign as Penanti assemblyperson. “I reaffirm my earlier stand to resign as Penanti assemblyperson and pledge full support for the PKR leadership under Anwar Ibrahim,” he said in

Najib says political bureau to decide on Penanti

By Adib Zalkapli and Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian insider) KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 – Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today the party’s political bureau will decide whether Umno should contest in the Penanti by-election.

Penanti by-election is on, dates to be announced Monday

By Wong Choon Mei (Suara Keadilan) Pakatan Rakyat leaders, who met Election Commission chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd this afternoon over several new proposals, said the Penanti by-election has been confirmed as on, but the nomination and polling dates will only be announced on Monday.

Zahid admits Umno to face tough fight in Penanti

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, April 23- Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi now faces an immediate task of preparing the party towards the Penanti by-election now that he has been appointed as the new Umno Penang state liaison chief replacing former party

DAP won’t stand for Zahrain standing in Penanti

By Lee Wei Lian (Malaysian Insider) PETALING JAYA, April 21 – The DAP has ruled out Penang PKR chief Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim as a likely candidate for Penanti, saying he was “behaving like a little Umno leader” in criticising Lim Guan Eng.