Update, 24 November 2013: The winners for the three vice-presidents’ spots – Incumbent Salahuddin Ayub – 917 votes (753 in 2011), Former information chief Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man – 849 (n/a) and Incumbent Husam Musa – 520 (660). Incumbent Mahfuz Omar – 504 (616) and Abu Bakar Chik – 364 (previously contested for central working committee) failed to make it. Original post 23 November 2013: Mohamad Sabu has retained the Pas deputy presidency with an even larger majority, while Nizar Jamaluddin finishes third in the central working committee polls as the professionals and bridge-builders throttle forward despite the “hand-brake” applied by conservatives.
Pas has retained the Sungai Limau state seat in Kedah with a lower majority of 1084 votes compared with its previous winning majority of 2774 votes at GE13.
Students were warned not to attend the event but close to a thousand people turned up. In a separate interview in Adelaide, Anwar spoke on the prospects and barriers to political opposition in Malaysia, the Allah controversy and the lessons of the Arab Spring.
Incumbents Zahid Hamidi, Shafie Apdal and Hishammuddin Hussein are in the lead in the Umno party elections today for the three posts of vice-president, according to unofficial results cited by Utusan. Zahid – 185 Shafie – 174 Hisham – 100 ————— Mukhriz – 91 Isa Samad – 8 Ali Rustam – 7 (1.40am, 20 October – results from 188 out of 191 divisions) ——————————————————————- Final results: Zahid – 188 Shafie – 177 Hisham – 101 ——– Mukhriz – 93