Friday, April 17, 2009

PR vs BN... again

The resignation of controversy-plagued state representative for Penanti and former Penang Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin today has set the wheels in motion for yet another by-election to be called.

Although the details of this are yet to be confirmed, Penang state speaker Abdul Halim Hussein acknowledged receipt of Fairus’ letter and said he will inform the Election Commission who will then make a formal announcement calling voters to the polls.

This by-election may be one that could not have arrived at a worse time—the Pakatan Rakyat are stricken with internal problems while the Barisan Nasional federal government have only just named a new cabinet and seem to have gotten off on a shaky start.

Although Penang is a DAP-driven Pakatan Rakyat (PR) government, political analysts are not entirely too sure that it would be a sure win for the coalition this time around.

Another round of BUY-election...another round of hoo~haa...more accusitions throwing between PR and BN. Previously, there are only 2 state assemblymen from PKR and these 2 are said to be fighting over who will get the Deputy CM post, now new rumours that the new candidate will be up for the post if he wins the by-election. I'm just wondering maybe this move will angers those 2 PKR assemblymen as well as the PKR leaders in Penang... storm is coming....and it looks like a never ending story...

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