Saturday, March 28, 2009

Three-cornered fight for the Bukit Gantang

Three-cornered fight for the Bukit Gantang by-election; BN's Ismail Safian, PAS's Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin and independent candidate Kamarul Ramizu Idris after turning in their nomination papers at the Dewan perbandaran Taiping.

Ismail Safian, Mohammad Nizar and Kamarul Ramizu Idris

The BN candidate Ismail Safian, 49, is the Manjung and Kuala Kangsar municipal council secretary, is active politically as Bukit Gantang (Umno) deputy chief.

Nizar, 52, is also the deputy PAS commissioner of Perak and state assemblyman for Pasir Panjang.

The by-election is necessitated by the death of its Member of Parliament Roslan Shahrom of PAS on Feb 9.

In the general election held in March last year, Roslan defeated the BN's Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Zabidi Roslan by a majority of 1,566 votes while an independent candidate, M. Mogan, secured only 882 votes and lost his deposit.

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