Top 10 BN Excuses In Permatang Pasir Defeat

10. Pakatan Penang declare public holiday on that voting day. Huh!
9. Having two wives shouldn’t be too secretive…Shhh!!!
8. In any swindle, make sure you pay your law firm partner-in-crime equally and in full.
7. Wind of change can other opposite direction eh?
6. Why try to prove phantom voters when it’s all your own-planted goons before? (And such a bad joke for EC!)
5. Not enough Nuri helicopters being used and abused for campaign.
4. Should bring more instant noodle project$$$ then.
3. When PAS claimed it’s enough to win by 1-vote majority, so now it means multiply by – erm – 4000 times?
2. Ezam didn’t make much speech anymore…hmmm.
1. Probably Nik Aziz is right afterall…vote PAS and shall enter heaven, automatically!

But another one top BN excuse or bonus!
Bonus BN excuse: When Nik Aziz said “Pergi Jahanam Lah Umno!” so really, Umno is all but finished or Jahanam! Alamak!

Lesson for Umno: Never play a fool with Nik Aziz either using TV3’s biased newspin or asking national fatwa council to denounce Nik Aziz vote-for-heaven claim. It’s not gonna work except againts yourself only.

PAS wins by big margin
By Syed Jaymal Zahiid, The Malaysian Insider

PERMATANG PASIR, Aug 25 – PAS’s Mohd Salleh Man has won the Permatang Pasir state vote here in Penang by a big majority of 4,551 votes.Official results show Mohd Salleh polled 9,618 votes while Barisan Nasional’s (BN) Rohaizat Othman received 5,067 votes.The win for PAS was widely expected as the seat is within Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s Permatang Pauh parliamentary stronghold. Despite a massive onslaught by BN/Umno that was marked by heightened racial rhetoric, Rohaizat’s campaign had been a disaster from day one.On nomination day, it was revealed that he was a disbarred lawyer because of misconduct involving a client’s funds amounting to RM161,000.

The entire campaign was dominated by the scandal with BN on the defensive.But PAS’s majority today, just short of last year’s 5,433 margin when the turnout was higher, suggest the status quo in terms of support for both PR and BN remains the same.

Today’s turnout was 73.1 per cent compared to last year’s 82.57 per cent.PAS’s handsome win also appears to indicate that in PR’s own backyard, they are unbeatable.The win also comes despite Umno’s attempt to portray Anwar as a traitor to the Malays, while simultaneously playing the race and religion card.If Permatang Pasir is any gauge, Umno’s attacks have not gained much traction on the ground except among its own core supporters.The results of today’s by-election suggest a hardening of support on both sides of the political divide as PAS’s relentless attacks on Rohaizat’s candidacy also did not seem to have gained the party more votes.

Today’s win marks the seventh win out of eight by-elections PR has contested in since the March 2008 general elections.Most of the contests had been in PR-held seats, while the one vote in which BN won was in Batang Ai in Sarawak, which the ruling coalition had held.