Akim Umum Calon Permatang Pauh Sehari Sebelum Penamaan Calon
Posted 9 Ogos, 2008on:
07 Ogos, 2008 19:29 PM
KUALA KRAI, 7 Ogos (Bernama) — Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia (Akim), parti serpihan PAS yang akan turut bertanding pada pilihan raya kecil kawasan Parlimen Permatang Pauh di Pulau Pinang, akan mengumumkan nama calonnya pada 15 Ogos ini, sehari sebelum hari penamaan calon.
Presidennya Hanafi Mamat berkata beliau yakin calon Akim akan mendapat sokongan penduduk Permatang Pauh khususnya daripada kalangan penyokong PAS.
Akim yang ditubuhkan pada 1995 dan mendakwa mempunyai kira-kira 10,000 anggota di seluruh negara , pernah bertanding pada pilihan raya umum 1999 bagi kerusi Parlimen Pasir Puteh dan Kota Baharu tetapi tewas.
“Kita yakin penyokong PAS yang lama memahami hasrat Akim akan mengundi calon parti kami nanti,” kata Hanafi.
Pilihan raya kecil itu diadakan setelah Presiden Parti Keadilan Rakyat Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail mengosongkannya bagi memberi laluan kepada suaminya Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim untuk bertanding.
Pengundian ialah pada 26 Ogos ini.
Di BUTTERWORTH, Pesuruhjaya PAS Pulau Pinang Salleh Man berkata Akim tidak akan mendapat sokongan daripada anggota PAS Permatang Pauh pada pilihan raya kecil itu.
“Macam mana mereka dakwa boleh dapat sokongan di Permatang Pauh. Anggota PAS setia pada parti, dan Pakatan Rakyat di Permatang Pauh masih kukuh,” katanya.
General December 07, 2005 13:42 PM
BN Wins After Recount In Pengkalan Pasir By-election
NEW MANDATE ¦ Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Hanafi Mamat after being declared the winner of the Pengkalan Pasir by-election with a majority of 134 votes. Also, Kelantan Umno Chief Datuk Seri Annuar Musa.
PASIR MAS, Dec 7 (Bernama) — After a recount, Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Hanafi Mamat was Wednesday given the mandate as the state assemblyman for Pengkalan Pasir, ending Pas dominance in the constituency, with a majority of 134 votes.
Hanafi, 51, who is also Pasir Mas Deputy Umno division chief polled 7,422 votes against Hanifa Ahmad of Pas who garnered 7,288 votes.
Independent contestant Datuk Ibrahim Ali received 415 votes. He lost his deposit.
The returning officer Abdul Halim Ahmad announced the result at the tallying centre in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Ibrahim (I) here at 12.31 pm.
At the first count last night, Hanafi was declared the winner at 9.22 pm with a 129 vote majority after securing 7,419 votes against Hanifa’s 7,290 while Ibrahim garnered a mere 414 votes.
Also present were Umno Secretary General Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad and Kelantan Umno chief Datuk Seri Annuar Musa.
Given the extraordinary focus on the by-election, the Election Commission (EC) had to assign 290 officers and staff, double the original number.
Hanafi,51, who previously lost by a 56-vote majority in Pengkalan Pasir showed his determination to bring about changes for the constituents, and finally becoming their state assemblyman.
Hanafi lost to Pas candidate, Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Jaafar during the last general election in 2004. He secured 7,112 votes against Wan Abdul Aziz who garnered 7,168 votes.
The by-election in Pengkalan Pasir was held following the death of Wan Abdul Aziz, 55, due to cancer last Oct 31.
Hanafi, born and bred in Pasir Mas, became actively involved in politics in 1979 when he was still studying at the University of East, London. He had held the position of a committee member of the Umno Club London.
A father of six children, Hanafi holds a Masters degree in land survey from the University of East London.
Hanafi’s triumph, the second BN candidate for Pengkalan Pasir, showed that change is what the people want.
It also narrows the gap between Pas and BN in the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly.
In the 2004 general election, Kelantan became the only state that Barisan Nasional was not able to capture.
Today’s result has placed the Pas-led Kelantan government in a very delicate situation as its representation in the State Legislative Assembly has been reduced further and it is now hanging on by a mere seat.
Before the by-election, Pas had been ruling the Kelantan state for four consecutive terms with 24 out of 45 seats in the State Legislative Assembly and BN became the Opposition with 21 seats.
Hanafi’s victory in the Pengkalan Pasir narrowed the gap with BN now holding 22 seats and Pas 23.
The one-seat difference is also likely to cause the Kelantan State Legislative Assembly to be dissolved due to the difficulty by the state government to function properly as the people have been given the mandate to pick the government of their choice.