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Kuala Terengganu by-Election December 26, 2008

Posted by malaysianstory in Malaysian By Election.

The stage has been set for the showdown in Kuala Terengganu. PAS versus Barisan Nasional (UMNO).

A total of 80,229 voters will decide on Jan 17, next year, to determine the future direction of both parties. Both of them badly need a win in the by-election. BN, a wounded tiger, needs to redeem its pride after the heavy loss in Permatang Pauh while PAS needs to re-convince voters and its coalition partners in Pakatan Rakyat that it is still a force to be reckoned with.

UMNO has named Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh as the BN candidate for the by-election. PAS has yet to name its candidate at the time when this report was posted.

The parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail on November 28.

Umno information chief Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib in short said BN will win this was because Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had kept his promises on judicial reforms and efforts to combat corruption.

Samy Velu meanwhile said the number of Indian voters in Kuala Terengganu may be small but the MIC believes their votes may be crucial, should the upcoming Kuala Terengganu by-election be a close fight.

There are less than 500 Indian voters in Kuala Terengganu.

I think its best that Muhammad Taib and Samy to shut up. Samy has failed the Indians and been chucked by the community due to his arrogance while Mike Tyson is considered a “has been” and his appointment as a Minister came as a shock for many.

So, let the 80,229 voters decide through the ballot box. We will keep them and you updated on current issues and behind the scene stories.




1. Bruce McIntire - December 26, 2008


I would like to put a link to your site on my blog roll if you want to do the same for mine. It would be a good way to build up both of our readerships.

thank you.

malaysianstory - December 26, 2008

Dear Bruce, Kindly email your link to malaysian08@gmail.com

2. Observer - December 28, 2008

I think it is well said about both who are commenting but let’s wake up. The policies by the Barisan National Government has been very good over the last few decades. The only flaw is the implementation of those policies by the civil servants or should I say the little Napoleons! They even come up with things like succession in the civil service as if it is a dynasty! Since Pak Lah has done the judicial reforms, give him a chance to see if the implementation this time has any difference from the past! If there is then we should support them strongly so that more of such good can be done for the country. Otherwise we’ll wait this term out and then show them in the next general election. Friends … don’t be hasty in out actions, be patient as it is our virtue that can bring success and harmony to our beloved nation.

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