Tag: permatang pasir

Gobala gets his pants back

Padang Serai member of parliament N Gobalakrishnan (below) will get back his pants and belt, which were allegedly torn and seized by the police when he was arrested during the Permatang Pasir nomination day in August. hindraf batu caves selayang court 281107 gobalakrishnanThe Bukit Mertajam

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

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

Nik Aziz to sue TV3, Utusan, Berita Harian

S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini) PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz Nik Mat is seeking to sue broadcast media TV3 and two Malay dailies – Berita Harian and Utusan Malaysia – for defamation. Speaking to reporters at the PAS by-election operation centre in Permatang Pasir, party’s legal adviser

Khairy dwells on phantom voters

S Pathmawathy (Malaysiakini) The opposition’s tactic to smear BN candidate Rohaizat Othman’s reputation is a ploy to divert attention from the of thousands of phantom voters in Permatang Pasir, said Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin. “They go on and on about Rohaizat misusing his client’s

Umno's campaign almost in tatters

Athi Shankar (Malaysiakini) Umno candidate Rohaizat Othman could not have imagined that his ‘licence revoked’ case would dominate the Permatang Pasir by-election campaign as it is happening today. Neither Umno nor Barisan Nasional top brass would have envisaged it, either. 38-year-old Rohaizat’s loss of his

Dr M casts doubts over Rohaizat's candidacy

Andrew Ong (Malaysiakini) Former Umno president Dr Mahathir Mohamad today contributed to the mounting pressure on the party’s candidate for the Permatang Pasir by-election Rohaizat Othman. mahathir and rais yatim pc 190309 04Asked what he thought about the matter, the 83-year-old statesman zeroed in on

DPM slams Pakatan for ‘smear tactics’ before Ramadan

By Lee Wei Lian (Malaysian Insider) KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 – Using the Islamic card, deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muyhiddin Yassin today slammed the opposition for its campaign to “smear” Barisan Nasional, saying he was surprised they would do it with the Muslim fasting

Khairy claims PAS insulted by DAP

By Syed Jaymal Zahiid (Malaysian Insider) PERMATANG PASIR, Aug 21 – Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin claims PAS in Penang has been ostracised and insulted by DAP because there is no PAS representation on the state exco.