Saturday, January 17, 2009

PAS wins KT by 2,631 votes


PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang (right) holds up KT by-election winner Mohd Abdul Wahid Endut's hand at Stadium Negeri on Saturday night.

Results just in: PAS wins Kuala Terengganu.

* Abdul Wahid Endut (PAS) - 32,883 votes;

* Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Salleh (BN) - 30,252 votes;

* Independent candidate Azharuddin Mamat - 119 votes.

* Majority: 2,631 votes

With the victory, the Pakatan Rakyat now has 82 seats in Parliament. Barisan has 137 seats and the remaining three seats are held by independents.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Barisan machinery kicked into overdrive, and spent so much effort and money only to lose a seat that was theirs.

They have to take a long, deep and honest look within themselves and make the changes the rakyat wants before the next GE, failing which it will be too late for the ruling party.

But first the blame game will commence.

ElectricityMahal said...

Malaysians are the smartest. Take the UMNO goodies and vote for PAS! hahahaha

Anonymous said...

Is BN esp UMNO awake yet? The "political tsunami" is not about Pak Lah (only).

Ree

Michael Gaw said...

Dear Wong,

This is definitely a WAKE-UP CALL
for Umno.

Reform or be replaced. Plain and simple.

The people are fed up of corrupted and self serving politicians and political party.

The results is good for the political future of the country and augurs well for the emergence of a two party system in this nation.

wandererAUS said...

"TOUCH DOWN! PAS"
A victory won without resorting to,
dirty tricks and foul play...winning it, fairly and squarely!

Whatmeworry said...

The people won again. Despite all that the BN dished out, the voters still prefer the PR candidate. MCA was terrible in bringing up the Hudud issue, well obviously it had no effect on the voters.

PM Moey said...

There is no way BN will win any future by-elections or for that matter the next GE if they persist with the "silo approach" with regards to handling racial and religious issues.

PR really campaign as a true Malaysian team in the last GE, the Permatang Pauh by election and now this election. BN on the other hand were more "individualistic", and make worse by UMNO's patronising approach towards the rakyat (by giving a lot of goodies and promises) and the way they use MCA and Gerakan as "tourist guides" when trying to reach out to the Chinese in Chinese dominated areas.

Hence bottomline is, PR deserves to win in KT and PP as they have shown that if we all can think and act as One Malaysian, regardless of race, religion and ideology,we can truly contribute and make this country a proud and successful one, and one that we can truly call Our Home.

ChengHo said...

Seem like Huddud no longer an issues with the non muslim
The next thing for Pas is their ultimate agenda of Negara Islam.

asian-fellow said...

The introduction or implementation of Hudud Law is coming soon?

Alarming now...

nstman said...

Mr Wong, you appear very disturbed over the result of the people's victory. Your nonchalant attitude and matter-of-factly write-up suggests you are still in a daze. A very flippant comment on an important topic. Lacking the gravitas reserved for a very important milestone for Pakatan.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,

I hope you can help me with a question that is in my head for quite some time. How does the newspapers or political parties know the distribution of votes casted according to race/age/gender?

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/1/18/kuala_terengganu/3056503&sec=kuala%20terengganu


I thought vote-balloting is secret? I don't remember writing my race on the ballot paper. So, what gives?

BlueMoon said...

My first prediction that PAS would win this by-election by bigger margin has materialised. You don't need a crystal ball to tell the outcome. I symphatise with Najib who had been working so hard but he did so for wrong reasons. First wrong candidate and second wrong boss who had hand picked the candidate from the first place. Everything had gone terribly wrong for Najib, made worst with the ongoing Altunya's trial. Come next election, the outcome will further hurt BN, potentially making them irrelevant.

Mr.KETAM said...

Yup i think Kelantan and Terengganu Chinese more understand HUDUD than most of Chinese in Malaysia

Wallace said...

Hai,
This just warming up round.The BN will be totally lost seat at next election.If najib is not able to handle well as prime minister and listen what Malaysian need,BN will lost at future...More Malaysian dislike government nowadays.I not support any party but i only support anyone that really able to help malaysian with fair or without care race or religion.

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Abd Rashid said...

yes, give a good lesson to UMNO.