Tuesday, 26 August 2008

"I voted for Azizah, I will vote for Anwar"...

...says a Permatang Pauh voter.

"I voted for Wan Azizah, I will vote for Anwar Ibrahim because I want the Barisan Nasional to be toppled," said Ahmad Zawawi, a food vendor.

"We want a new leadership - 51 years is enough."

According to Malaysiakini the majority of all races in Permatang Pauh said they favour the defacto PKR leader over Arif Shah Omar Shah, the Barisan Nasional candidate.

Polling for the Permatang Pauh Parliamentary by-election is today.

However, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, who has campaigned heavily for the government, defied the pundits and said he was convinced the public had lost faith in Anwar.

"When I began the campaign, political analysts predicted that BN has no hope, but after almost two weeks there are signs that victory is in the hands of BN," he said during a visit to an opposition stronghold.

The Merdeka Centre research firm, on the other hand, said Anwar is likely to claim victory in the Permatang Pauh electorate in his home state of Penang, but that the new sexual misconduct accusations were a factor in the campaign.

"I think Anwar will win," said the centre's pollster Ibrahim Suffian.

"The issue of the sodomy allegations, while it gained some traction at the beginning of the campaign, by the end had reached saturation point and won't significantly affect his chances of winning," he told AFP.

A poll carried by the Centre found that voters were most concerned over Malaysia's faltering economy, and that 59 per cent believed the sexual misconduct allegations were politically motivated. Extracts from
Malaysiakini http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/88545
Go to People's Parliament and read Haris Ibrahim's post on The countdown has begun! here .

(Good luck and all the best to the three candidates, but I have no doubt as to who will be the winner! To the voters of PP : "Selamat mengundi" & please vote wisely!)


i'm not noam chomsky said...

whoever that wins in Permatang Pauh,we must accept wholeheartedly the final outcome of the by-election.

PKR and BN both have big chances on winning but AKIM on the other hand have no chances but still i'm positive can manage to obtain some votes from people of Permatang Pauh.

Up until right now,countless happening had occured today regarding the by-election in Permatang Pauh.cheering and booing meanwhile has always been the intipathy of any election.

last but not least,good luck to all the parties and contestants!

Harun Al Rashid said...

Apa yang diharapkan ialah rakyat dapat menerima apa jua keputusan undi malam nanti. Keputusan adalah telus dan muktamad. Jangan pula ada pihak yang memberontak akibat kekalahan parti mereka. Diiharap juga tidak ada khabar-khabar angin yang berbunyi sumbang selepas pilihanraya ini...

zarak homaideen said...

Jangan mengundi semata2 atas dasar simpati sudah. Semua ni menentukan masa depan bersama. Biar calon yang dipilih betul2 mampu buat kerja, bukan semata2 hebat berbicara.

Nescafe said...

Eh, ni dah tak betul ni.
Yang bertanding tu Anwar bukan Wan Azizah, jadi yang kita kena kaji, kena teliti ada lah ANwar bukan Wan Azizah.