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9th February 2009, 01:11 PM
Pakatan Rakyat MP of Bukit Gantang passes away
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Monday, 09 February 2009 13:17
The Pakatan Rakyat Member of Parliament for Bukit Gantang, Roslan Shaharum, who was from PAS, suffered a heart attack and passed away this morning.
The state seat of Changkat Jering (won by Pakatan Rakyat but whose State Assemblyman recently crossed over to Barisan Nasional) comes under the Bukit Gantang Parliament constituency.
A by-election will have to be called within 60 days once the Speaker of Parliament officially informs the Elections Commission about the now vacant seat of Bukit Gantang.
13th February 2009, 08:32 AM
The test in Bukit Gantang
12 Feb 09 : 2.01PM
by Sharon Tan
(© Stillgray / flickr)
KUALA LUMPUR: Barisan Nasional (BN) will face an uphill battle in the upcoming Bukit Gantang by-election, with the played-up "derhaka" issue not expected to be sustainable.
"It will be a test case of whether there is more Hang Jebat or Hang Tuah," said political analyst Khoo Kay Peng.
He said the current transfer of government was not from the Chinese [Malaysians] to the Malay [Malaysians] even though there was much talk about how DAP dominated the Pakatan Rakyat government in Perak....
...Wong said the situation was hopeless for BN in Bukit Gantang and the best strategy for BN was to play it low key.
"If they concede defeat in advance, then people may not be so motivated to punish them harshly. If they try to fight, then the result may be even worse.
"The question now is how low can they go in terms of votes," said Wong, adding that there was already talk by people in Bukit Gantang that they want to see BN lose its deposit, which would be unprecedented. More… (http://thenutgraph.com/the-test-in-bukit-gantang)
13th February 2009, 05:17 PM
By-elections on 7 Apr
13 Feb 09
PUTRAJAYA, 13 Feb 2009: The Bukit Gantang parliamentary will be held on 7 April. Nomination is on March 29.
Election Commission chairperson Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof made the announcement after chairing a special meeting to discuss the by-election dates.
The Bukit Gantang seat in Perak fell vacant after incumbent Roslan Shaharum of PAS died of a heart attack on Monday 9 Feb 09.
Abdul Aziz told a news conference that the writs for the by-election would be issued on 16 Feb and the notices on 17 Feb.
Abdul Aziz said the electoral roll to be used was the Master Electoral Roll 2007 which had been merged with the supplementary electoral rolls for the first, second and third quarters of 2008.
He said there were 55,562 registered voters comprising 55,426 ordinary voters and 136 postal voters.
He said the electoral rolls without polling streams would be on sale from 21 Feb and those with polling streams on 25 Feb.
There would be 32 polling centres and 111 polling streams in Bukit Gantang.
The nomination and vote-counting centres for Bukit Gantang would be at the Taiping Municipal Town Hall.
Voters can check their polling centres at the EC web site at www.spr.gov.my of via SMS from 25 Feb by typing SPR <space> IC number and sending to 15888.
They can also call the EC headquarters in Putrajaya and the Perak and Kedah state election offices. — Bernama
13th February 2009, 09:26 PM
14th February 2009, 04:37 PM
Berita Malaysia news compilation
1. Where's The Credibility?
2. Pakatan cries foul over polls date
3. SPR Keterlaluan Ikut Telunjuk Najib - Anwar
4. BN welcomes EC decision on by-elections
5. Let the upcoming by-elections be peaceful
Where's The Credibility?
Posted by Tony P at 3:53 PM Friday, February 13, 2009
On 20 January 2009, Prime Minister in-waiting said:
Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders should break out of their comfort zones and reorientate their approach to be constantly in tune with the people's aspiration, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said today.
……Now we have the new Chairman of Election Commission, telling us with a straight face that the nomination date, is set more than a month away on 29 March has "nothing to do with the UMNO General Assembly" that is scheduled to be held from 24 to 28 March.
He was quick to deny the scheduled dates were made to accommodate the Umno party polls in late March, saying the law required the by-elections to be held within 60 days of the seats being vacant, which falls on April 11.
"The date was chosen for the convenience and comfort of all parties and not with any political considerations," said Abdul Aziz, who assumed the post six weeks ago………..
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Pakatan cries foul over polls date
Andrew Ong | Feb 13, 09 4:51pm
Pakatan Rakyat leaders are questioning the independence of the Election Commission after it chose to hold two by-elections immediately after Umno completes its party elections.
It was announced today that the by-elections for the Bukit Selembau state seat in Kedah and the Bukit Gantang parliament seat in Perak would be held simultaneously on April 7, with nominations on March 29 - a day after the Umno general assembly is completed.
'Working day chosen because PR is incumbent'
On the polling day, which falls on a Tuesday, both Asmuni and Saifuddin said it was a calculated move to reduce the amount of young and outstation voters.
Saifuddin added that a disturbing pattern was emerging on how the EC decides on a polling date.
"Wherever Pakatan is the incumbent, EC will choose a working day which will pose problems for the voters. In the case of Permatang Pauh, Penang was forced to declare a public holiday. Such problems can be avoided if a proper date is chosen," he said.
Meanwhile, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang described the late poll dates as a demonstration of the EC's "craven subservience" to Umno and urged the commission to reconsider the poll dates.
Lim claimed that the EC had made history by holding an election at the tail-end of the 60 day constitutional limit.
He said the Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau by-elections would only be held on the 57th day from the date of vacancy as compared to the 27th day for Permatang Pauh and 51st day for Kuala Terengganu by-elections.
SPR Keterlaluan Ikut Telunjuk Najib - Anwar
BN welcomes EC decision on by-elections
Let the upcoming by-elections be peaceful
10th March 2009, 06:33 PM
A Sunday drive through P59
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Tuesday, 10 March 2009 15:43
24th March 2009, 01:06 PM
Nizar to contest Bukit Gantang
By Shannon Teoh
BUKIT GANTANG, March 23 — Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin has been named as Pas’s candidate for the Bukit Gantang by-elections in what is clearly an attempt by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) to go for broke.
Speculation had been building since Perak DAP leaders first suggested his candidacy soon after Barisan Nasional’s Feb 5 power grab in the state.
The ousted menteri besar of Perak will now run in what PR has billed as a referendum on the legitimacy of both coalition’s claims to power in the Perak.
In a rally held tonight in Simpang, just outside of Taiping, the nearest town to Bukit Gantang, Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang announced that Nizar would stand in the April 7 polls.
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