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Result

PAS wins the Permatang Pasir seat with a majority of 4,451 votes.

Modh Salleh from PAS polled 9,618 votes.
Mohd Rohaizat from BN polled 5,067 votes.

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Malaysiakini
It’s official: PAS wins Permatang Pasir
Aug 25, 09 6:34pm

PAS has won the Permatang Pasir state seat by-election in Penang today with a majority of 4,451 votes.

The majority however had decreased by nearly 900 votes since the last general election which saw the party winning by 5,433 votes.

The Election Commission announced that PAS candidate 52-year-old candidate Mohd Salleh polled 9,618 votes while BN’s Mohd Rohaizat Othman, 38, garnered 5,067.

Voter turnout had also decreased this time around to 73 percent which the Election Commission chief Abdul Aziz Yusof blamed on the A(H1N1) outbreak.

In the previous election, the turnout was 82.6 percent.

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jamalExtract from Malaysiakini (updated at 5.00 pm)

Meanwhile, election watchdog Malaysian for Free and Fair Elections (Mafrel) Penang coordinator Jamaluddin Abdullah (picture) said he had received only two reports so far on polling day.

One was for a missing name from the electoral list and the other, the existence of a party election booth (pondok panas) near a polling sation.

He said so far both contesting parties and supporters have been observing and abiding by the election rules by not displaying car stickers, logos, flags on their vehicles when ferrying voters to polling stations.

Aside from one or two incidents, of which one involves shouting games between rival supporters to woo voters, he said both sides have largely refrained from polling day campaign this time.

“Things have improved a lot compared to the last three held elections,” he said referring to last year’s elections held in Permatang Pauh and Penanti respectively.

However, he lamented over the heavy presence of police and party supporters near polling stations.

He said their heavy presence could provoke trouble and uneasiness, thus creating an intimidating atmosphere that could instil fear among voters.

“We want to bring about a calm and peaceful atmosphere to enable citizens to exercise their rights in a relax manner.

“Mafrel would bring up this issue to the EC’s attention in our post mortem report.

“We surely want this is to improve in the next coming elections,” Jamaluddin told Malaysiakini.

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langsung dari permatang pasir

live from permatang pasir

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PASUPDATED:  3.30 PM

Sorry this is a cut and paste job – taken from Malaysiakini. Our Northern Coordinator, BK Ong is not around, and he is the one who normally update this blog since he will be in the thick of action. We have no one on the scene to update the blog. I can update once in a while but I’m not on the scene (have to work! why no holiday eh, LGE?).  So to update, I’ll have to copy and paste from some other sites, now picking Malaysiakini, since not everybody are subsribers of Malaysiakini.

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Malaysiakini

BNVoters in Permatang Pasir started voting at 8am today to elect a new state assemblyperson for their constituency.

In all eight polling stations with 39 streams are available for voters to cast their ballots.

The eight polling stations are SJKC Lay Keow Permatang Pauh, SMK Sama Gagah, SK Permatang Pauh, SK Permatang Pasir, SK Bukit Indra Muda, SJKC Kubang Semang, SK Seri Penanti and Sek Rendah Islam Al-Masriyah.

A total of 20,290 registered voters can participate in today’s by-election which has been called following the death of incumbent PAS representative Mohd Hamdan Abdul Rahman, 63, on May 31.

The by-election sees Barisan Nasional’s Rohaizat Othman, 38, taking on PAS’ Mohd Salleh Man, 52. However both the candidates will not be voting today as they are not registered voters of Permatang Pasir.

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Malaysiakini
Polls watchdog seeks evidence on phantom voters
S Pathmawathy
Aug 23, 09 4:37pm

An independent election watchdog today appealed to political parties to provide clear evidence on the existence of thousand of phantom voters in Permatang Pasir.

Malaysians for Free and Fair Elections (Mafrel) chairperson Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh told reporters today that claims made by BN and Pakatan Rakyat have to be supported by facts.

According to Mafrel, the definition of phantom voters are based on three factors:

* Identity of the voter unknown to house owner
* Voter registered using a false address, and
* Those standing in to cast vote on polling day.

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