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isaBpinangPORT DICKSON, Sept 29 – Umno’s central leadership bowed to pressure from the Negeri Sembilan party grassroots and picked Tan Sri Mohd Isa Abdul Samad as the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate for the Bagan Pinang by-election.

The by-election is expected to end Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) winning streak in all by-elections in the peninsula since the last general election.

The announcement was made at the BN main operation centre near here and was attended by some 10,000 party loyalists.

The by-election is expected to end Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) winning streak in all by-elections in the peninsula since the last general election.

The announcement was made at the BN main operation centre near here and was attended by some 10,000 party loyalists.

BN election director Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin described Isa, who was the Negri Sembilan mentri besar for 22 years until 2004, as a grassroots leader who has worked hard for the party.

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PORT DICKSON, Sept 29 – PAS today named its Negri Sembilan chief Zulkefli Omar as the candidate for the Bagan Pinang by-election.

Tha announcement was made at a public rally in the Chinese-dominated Batu 9 town near here by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

“The candidate represents all Malaysians and the people of Bagan Pinang,” Hadi told the multi-racial crowd.

Zulkefli, 45, a communication graduate had contested and lost three times before.

During the last year’s general election he lost Lenggeng state seat in Kuala Pilah by some 1,000 votes.

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Malaysiakini
Bagan Pinang residents will vote on 11 Oct.

The Election Commission (EC) today fixed Oct 3 (Saturday) for nomination and Oct 11 (Sunday) for polling for the Bagan Pinang state seat by-election in Negeri Sembilan.

There will be a eight-day campaigning period.

The dates were announced by EC chairperson Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof at a press conference today.

Abdul Aziz said there are 13,664 voters in Bagan Pinang, of which 9,060 are normal voters while the remainder 4,604 are postal voters. The large number of postal voters are due to the presence of several army camps in the constituency.

This is the ninth by-election since the 12th general election in March last year.

The seat fell vacant following the death of incumbent Barisan Nasional assemblyperson Azman Mohammad Noor on Sept 4 due to blood infection.

Malay-majority seat

In the general election in March 2008, Azman defeated PAS’ Ramli Ismail with a majority of 2,333 votes. He polled 6,430 votes against Ramli’s 4,097.

Malay majority seat Bagan Pinang is part of the Teluk Kemang parliamentary seat in Port Dickson with voters from the community making up 66 per cent of the electorate.

Of the four other state seats in Teluk Kemang, three – Port Dickson, Chuah and Lukut – are under the opposition while BN holds Linggi.

Last week, the Teluk Kemang Umno division unanimously nominated division chief Isa Samad as a candidate for the seat.

Meanwhile, Negeri Sembilan PAS has identified three “well-qualified” locals to be considered as the candidates but did not reveal them.

PAS president Abdul Hadi Hadi Awang said yesterday that the names had been submitted to PAS’ central leadership for deliberation.

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MAFREL memerlukan sukarelawan untuk menjadi Pemerhati dan Pemantau di Pilihan Raya Kecil Bagan Pinang yang akan diadakan dalam bulan Oktober atau November 2009.

Mereka yang berminat untuk berkhidmat sebagai Sukarelawan MAFREL diminta untuk menghubungi Arphan Ahmad di talian 012 273 1016 atau melalui e-mel arphanahmad@hotmail.com.  Latihan secukupnya akan diberi kepada Sukarelaawan baru.

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MAFREL is looking for volunteers to assist with the observation and monitoring of the forthcoming Bagan Pinang by-election to be held in October/November 2009.

Those interested to become volunteers, are kindly requested to contact Arphan Ahmad at tel. no. 012-273 1016 or by e-mail to him at arphanahmad@hotmail.com.  For first time/new volunteers, training will be provided.

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bpinangMalaysiakini
Bagan Pinang rep dies, 9th by-election on the way
Sep 4, 09 3:19pm

Barisan Nasional’s Bagan Pinang state assemblyperson Azman Mohd Noor, 54, passed away today from blood infection. He passed away at about 2.30pm at the Seremban Specialist Centre.

His death will pave way for the ninth by-election since the March 2008 general election. The outcome of the by-election however will not jeopardise the BN’s control in the state as the coalition controls 20 other seats out of 36 in all. Pakatan controls the remaining 15 – DAP (10), PKR (4) and PAS (one).

In March 2008, Azman defeated PAS’ Ramli Ismail by 2,333-vote majority. He was a first-term state representative. The seat is one of the five state seats under the Teluk Kemang parliamentary seat in Negri Sembilan, currently held by PKR’s Kamarul Baharin Abbas. Of the five state seats in Teluk Kemang, two are held by Umno, two by PKR and one by DAP.

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