Can Anwar improve on Wan Azizah’s majority?

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This is some background info of the semi-urban to rural constituency of Permatang Pauh, which lies between Butterworth and Bukit Mertajam, courtesy of undi.info.

PENANG: P44 – Permatang Pauh 2008 Voters: 58,449
Party Candidate Votes Majority
UMNO Datuk Pirdaus Ismail 16,950
PKR Wan Azizah Wan Ismail 30,348 13,388
Racial Breakdown
Malay: 69.40%, Chinese: 24.50%, Indian: 5.70%, Others: 0.10%
PENANG: P44 – Permatang Pauh 2004 Voters: 54,041
Party Candidate Votes Majority
UMNO Datuk Pirdaus Ismail 21,147
PKR Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail 21,737 590
Racial Breakdown
Malay: 67.60%, Chinese: 26.30%, Indian: 5.70%, Others: 0.30%
State Seats / Polling Districts
N10 – Seberang Jaya

Jalan Sembilang, Seberang Jaya Ii, Kampong Pertama, Kampong Belah Dua, Seberang Jaya I, Jalan Bahru, Simpang Ampat,

N11 – Permatang Pasir

Sama Gagah, Permatang Ara, Permatang Pauh, Bukit Indra Muda, Kampong Pelet, Kubang Semang, Tanah Liat Mukim 8, Kampong Cross Street 2,

N12 – Penanti

Guar Perahu, Kuala Mengkuang, Telok Wang, Mengkuang, Sungai Lembu, Penanti, Kubang Ulu, Sungai Semambu, Tanah Liat Mukim 9, Berapit Road,
Analysis

Permalink: http://undi.info/ax/state/pn/2008/parliament/P44.html

In 1999, Wan Azizah defeated the BN’s Ibrahim Saad by a 9,077 majority.

Further back in 1995, Anwar standing on a BN ticket cruised to victory with a 23,000-plus majority over Pas and DAP candidates.

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lila

indeed, he did!

bravo anwar,
bravo Pakatan Rakyat,
Bravo to all bloggers.

tamilan

Anwar will win by 26000 votes

Dr. Hamid Ibrahim

There is no doubt that Anwar Ibrahim will.

Foo Kok Hing

I wish Dato Sri Annuar Ibrahim all the best in his efforts to serve the people of all races. Malaysia is a dynamic and resourceful country to live and the leaders must be innovative to cope with the challenges ahead.Malaysia boleh~ Dato Sri Annuar juga boleh.

J Choo

I really wish that that fellow Ezam contest in P Pauh. Can’t wait to see he loses his deposit and his trousers!!

Andrew

And to the the old goat, it won’t be the tears of a loving and loyal wife that will deny your ‘legacy’ this time round. I hope you rot in hell.

Andrew

It was reported on NTV7 Edisi Power (sorry, I couldn’t resist that} at 7 that it has been suggested that BN ‘boycott’ the by election.

I suppose that’s one way of accepting a foregone conclusion. Other than that, I’m amazed at the lack of confidence in the BN Matrix. Can all the machines not beat the One?

Ken

i think Anwar will win the game with huge triumph, few things can foresee the result if without any ‘interruption’ 1. Malay, I think oil and inflation definitely spoil they life and push them into dire poverty, esp for lower income, but ignorant UMNO looks do nothing but put more burden. I have few Malay frienda from this area, they truly understand UMNO did not helping their race with NEP but by sake of those UMNO politician’s coffer. Corruption and unjustice judiciary system can’t convince all constituency regardless of Malay, Chinese and India. But as what i knew some Malay… Read more »

sunwayopal

Well, for the above to happen, your major assumption is that BeeEnd leaders are made up of people with integrity and with honour.

You think a person like Badawi has these qualities?

Malaysian Niah...

i think this by election should an event stronger signal on how insignificant and how fed up we are about how the current UMNO/BN government is making a mockery out of us – the people!

Let’s run a ZERO VOTE BN campaign …tell everyone you know that we are going to give the UMNO/BN – exactly what they deserve – ZERO VOTE … yup not a single f***ing one vote

matt

Heard the is athird party who wants to contest,umno lackey?

malayamuda

yes Badawi should vacate his seat [ his safe seat ] and urge Anwar to contest there

Why not, anyone from BN who has b**** vacate their safe seats so that Anwar can challenge them there