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Pas spiritual leader Nik Aziz admits wrong strategy in by-poll defeat – MalaysiaKini Sms 14/10/09

14/10: PAS spiritual leader Nik Aziz today admitted PAS’ defeat in the Bgn Pinang by-election was due to a wrong strategy in their campaign./MKINI

Umno re-takes Bagan Pinang – MalaysiaKini Sms 11/10/09

11/10: Bagan Pinang: Umno wins with landslide. Unofficial: Isa Samad-BN: 8,013, Zulkefly Mohd Omar-PAS: 2,578, Maj: 5,434.Majority: 4,702/MKINI

BN wins big; unofficially – MalaysiaKini sms 11/10/09

11/10: BN headed for big victory. At 6.53pm, the unofficial count: BN – 7,821, PAS 2,490/MKINI

Bagan Pinang polling closes; results after 8pm – MalaysiaKini Sms 11/10/09

11/10: Bagan Pinang: Polling closed at 5pm. Voter turnout 81.56%, or 11,157 voters. Vote counting to begin soon. Results expected after 8pm./MKINI

Bagan Pinang by-election today

So this is it. The big day for both sides.  For Pakatan, a win will add another seat to its growing numbers. For BN, a win will halt it’s spiraling decline into political oblivion.

From articles and other sources, it appears BN will be winning this round. BN candidate’s strong grassroots support is a key factor. Isa Samad has been bribing investing his time and efforts in securing the grassroots support.

( I must add that in most areas, the leader simply has to put up a pretense that he’s a good and welfare concerned person then the people would go for him. Giving ‘a little bit of something’ also shows that the leader is generous in his efforts to uplift the community. I know that sounds warped but that’s how the game is being played)

Recently there’s been an issue whereby BN were trying to secure the postal votes which are normally from the army and police. These groups votes here will be no contest; they’ll go to the ruling party. If BN loses this seat, then it would be all over for them in the next general election. There’s no way back up.

A Pakatan loss would signify the end of its seeming invincibility. Pakatan has thus far been very much consistent in their election battles. The internal bickering would prove to be the cause of its bane.

Some say that the Pas/Pakatan candidate could win by a small margin. Some also say that Umno/BN candidate may win by a small margin. I suppose that’s what PM Najib says that a win is a win and that the majority margin isn’t so important.

Personally, I think that BN will win this one. People are now getting tired of fighting and wish to make money also to have some stability in their lives. The recent Pakatan squabbles have shown that its inability to sort out their differences also reveals its inability to govern.

These guys only know how to complain.

Anyway, that’s my 2 cents for the day.

Meanwhile, good old RPK also has made his prediction; he said that Pakatan (well actually he said Pas) will win with a 1,000 vote majority. He has some excellent insights. Click here to read about it.

That’s it from me on this beautiful sunday. Be sure to check this space again tonight’s by-election results.

Have a great sunday!

🙂

Aspan Alias on Isa Samad

Isa Samad; Comeback Kid? Well shall see...

Isa Samad; Comeback Kid? We'll shall see...

ISA, The Candidate at Last

Tan Sri Isa is the BN candidate for Bagan Pinang at last. The announcement was made at 5.15 pm today in Port Dickson and it was received in applause of the eager UMNO members and the exuberant supporters of this former MB for the State.

Pakatan Rakyat on the other hand is also putting up huge effort to come up with good candidate and I can see that the alternative front is much more prepared compared to what they did in the last General Election (GE). Click here for more

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Above is the excerpted posting of blogger Aspan Alias. He is perhaps best known for his Mahathir the Happiest Man series where he paints an unforgiving picture of the former prime minister to the extent of referring as a heartless political maneuverer who only strives to push forward his own personal agendas.

Whether his side of the whole story is true, that’s yet to be ascertained. He does have an interesting view-point though. Like anything else in this world, take everything with a pinch of salt. Sometimes things aren’t what they appear to be.

However he could be right about the Bagan Pinang by-election outcome.

Let’s see what’ll happen next…

Isa Samad Candidate for Bagan Pinang! (Omg!) MalaysiaKini Sms 29/09/09

Oh my goodness gracious theyre really doing it...

Oh my goodness gracious they're really doing it...

29/9: BN has decided on former Negeri Sembilan menteri besar and disgraced party veep Isa Samad as its candidate for Bagan Pinang./MKINI

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Umno is digging its own grave with this morsel piece. Isa Samad was charged with corruption during the recent party elections due to money politics.

Tun M and others had very much spoken about this issue and being against Isa’s candidacy.

In the world of Umno politics perhaps they’re in denial that they’ll always be strong and when their kuda wins, they’ll definitely plunder the benefits that would follow, positions of power.

Its no longer about serving the rakyat anymore. It’s all about the power-plays. That’s the reality.

The bubble will soon burst, most definitely.

I’ll be closely observing this by-poll as this will be the turning-point of Umno’s politcal survival…

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