Pakatan tipped to sail through in Bukit Gantang

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Just spoke to a media source just now and he said the crowd last night at Bukit Gantang was closer to 20,000.  (My other media contact had said 10,000 while blog reader Gantangian estimated it at 15,000). Whatever, it was a huge turnout. The ceramah was held in a kampong near Bukit Gantang.

The Pakatan candidate is now expected to be revealed only on Thursday, according to my source. PR leaders are probably delaying the announcement after seeing how the BN lured three of their assembly members into jumping ship.

According to my source, the word is that Pakatan is likely to cruise home with a 3,500-5,000 majority (among 55,471 voters), improving on its 1,566-vote margin in GE2008.

BN won the Trong state seat in the Bukit Gantang parliamentary constituency by a 916 vote-majority, but lost the Changkat Jering (by 1,102 votes) and Kuala Sepetang (by 564 votes) state seats to PKR.

Initially, the Malay votes were said to be about evenly split but my media source informs me they are now leaning in favour of Pakatan.

Blog reader, Karma, who accurately read the feeling on the ground during the Permatang Pauh by-election last year, informs us:

The crowd was huge. Really huge. Over 10,000. Malays, Chinese, Indians and Orang Asli thronged the venue.

The police were not harsh, but frendly. Most of them smiled at the people coming to the ceramah. They were just doing their job as ordered. The road-blocks all over did not deter the people from attending the ceramah. A positive sign for PR. If this is an indicator, then PR candidate will win the coming by-election.

For every 10 people I talked to, almost all were not happy with what had happened to Nizar and the PR government. They love Nizar and want him to remain as MB.

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steven  sua

i hope nizar will win big in bukit gantang by election ok

anwar

We all must fight to win for “Democracy” for this by-election. It’s even more meaningful to win in the SILVER state to proof to the Self-claimed victors that they are wrong right from the beginning the ways the Silver state being taken over. No way we can loose, if it does happen and that’s the day DEMOCRACY die. democracy is relative.once man meat once man poison…u are talking about DUN right not the parliment bukit gantang right.i think u also like menteri pasola have to go medical cheak up.see whether u still siuman or not. menteri pasola memang lah tak… Read more »

anwar

It is time for not only the people in Perak to speak out and stand up for their rights, unite as malaysian, as one, and vote for change,for the sake of our children and many generations to come. The present system just wont work or unite us as one,MALAYSIANS!

yeah! Undilah BArisan Nasional….Selamat aman makmur dan berpengalaman.

anwar

hope the BN sends Samy Vellu & son Paari, Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, Chua Soi Leck (no need DVD), Sungai Rapat Hamidah, Rafidah Aziz, Ezam (with his six big bags full), Ali Rustam, Khir Toyo, Taib Mahmud, etc to Bulit Gantang. The Pakatan will win with even more votes. With this kind of line-up, BN does not need enemies.

dont forget asking your rasist and free sex party, …

still dont forget the famous menteri pasola….

dahi ketiak

The byelection will not b a stroll in the park. You can count on BN to reach deep into its bag of dirty tricks to hit back to PKR. Just watch, already the Indians are split…. and wait when (they) start throwing money around.

stcin

B Ai has been hujaning with maggi mee so B G , with $$$$$$$$$$$ lah !
my bet is ‘ NIZAR for B G ‘ !!

wandererAUS

A convincing win for PR will send a strong message … dissolving the Assembly and call for a fresh election for the State?
The State impasse was uncalled and could be easily settled if the Constitution was followed faithfully.

thepplway 求真

well done,keep it the semangat of Makka Sathi alive!

Vijay

I hope the BN sends Samy Vellu & son Paari, Tajuddin Abdul Rahman, Chua Soi Leck (no need DVD), Sungai Rapat Hamidah, Rafidah Aziz, Ezam (with his six big bags full), Ali Rustam, Khir Toyo, Taib Mahmud, etc to Bulit Gantang. The Pakatan will win with even more votes. With this kind of line-up, BN does not need enemies.

Han2

This is the time for Perakians to tell those people their feelings!

noeyesee

We all must fight to win for “Democracy” for this by-election.
It’s even more meaningful to win in the SILVER state to proof
to the Self-claimed victors that they are wrong right from the beginning the ways the Silver state being taken over.

No way we can loose, if it does happen and that’s the day
DEMOCRACY die.

iskandar

It is time for not only the people in Perak to speak out and stand up for their rights, unite as malaysian, as one, and vote for change,for the sake of our children and many generations to come. The present system just wont work or unite us as one,MALAYSIANS!

Jimbeam

Watch out for the UMNO goons with their bags of dirty tricks up on their sleeves!

anwar

to mentri pasola, sila hayati ayat quran ini dan fahami maksud ayat ini.
“Wahai Tuhan Yang mempunyai kerajaan, Engkau berikan kerajaan kepada orang yang Engkau kehendaki dan Engkau cabut kerajaan dari orang yang Engkau kehendaki. Engkau muliakan orang yang Engkau kehendaki dan Engkau hinakan orang yang Engkau kehendaki. Ditangan Engkaulah segala kebajikan. Sesungguhnya Engkau Maha Kuasa atas segala sesuatu.” (Ali Imran – 26)

goldenscreen

When 50,000+ people turned up at Han Chiang school in Penang.
When 20,000+ people turned up in the pouring rain in Lembah Pantai.
When 15,000+ people crowded around in Klang.
When 10,000+ people came to see Lim Kit Siang in Ipoh.

anna brella

Great gathering! But I am somewhat puzzled. How come S27 of the Police Act was not applied by the PRDM at this “illegal gathering” of the people? Why no deployment of FRU or tear-gas or water-cannons laced with chemically dyed water? What were the decisive/differentiating factors in this case that prevented the PRDM from enforcing S27, when S27 has been applied in many other similar gatherings of the people? Can the IGP please explain the difference in decision criteria used for this policing decision from others in the past where FRU, tear-gas and water-cannons were used liberally against those in… Read more »

kkbboy

They blamed Badawi for the loss last March and forced him to resign as PM. If BN under Najib’s charge loses big time in the coming 3 by-elections, will he be forced to resign too?

anwar

Watch-out umno dirt tricks and propaganda. The best time to send a message to the umno that Perakians do not want them.

in politic there is not such as dirty trick and anything also is a propaganda.u just see 1 side of the coin.what do u mean by perakian huh?meaning all the people in bukit gantang?hahahah u make me laugh la.politik sempit just like what dsai like …

zuan

they will throw millions to reduce the majority… if it was a clean election.. Pakatan is already the federal govt…

miwaki

UMNO knows they are going to lose big this time and even black magic will not work.People of malaysia in general and Perakians in particular are fed up of UMNO when this party used the dirty trick to usurp the administration of PR government in Perak.

We are waiting for the down fall of UMNO !

slyderrose

Watch-out umno dirt tricks and propaganda. The best time to send a message to the umno that Perakians do not want them.

anwar

ya thats wat we want hope pray and wish .bukit gantang please do it .kita tolak bn .do it for all of us malaysian yang dahagakan perubahan.

perubahan relatif sifatnya?selama 11 bulan Y.B roslan jadi ahli parlimen, sila nyatakan apakah jasa beliau sehingga melayakkan parti pas yang semi taliban ini memerintah lagi?sila nyatakan hujah hujah yang bernas ditunjangi dengan fakta yang kukuh.hujah yang berbau emosi tidak perlu dalam membicarakan soal pembangunan di bukit gantang.mari kita fokus isu tempatan dahulu.any one?

Ramazi- Caucasaus

A bit of advise, if I may, to bro Anil and PR leaders, as your aspirations are to create a Malaysian Malaysia, please avoid quoting races in all your thoughts and communication. Just say Malaysians e.g a crowd of 10,000 Malaysians gathered to listen to the Ceramah. In my opinion this will auger well, people can go on guessing, afterall everybody knows the breakdown of the population and the political alignment and voting trends of today. It’s the vote that counts. Good luck.

My2cen

Don forget to check the electoral roll!! Check, check, check!!!

qunimade

Najib has only himself to be blamed for what he has done to the Perakians.

This act will haunt him forever as long as he remains as a leader.

The best and honourable thing for him to do in order to save his party from further defeat is to quit as soon as possible.

It’s also the best way to reform his party.

The grass roots of his party must get a group of clean leaders, otherwise there is no hope at all.

But, can they?