Monday, July 6, 2009

Straight fight between BN and PAS in Manek Urai

The Manek Urai by-election on July 14 will be a straight fight between BN and PAS.

The straight fight between PAS candidate Mohd Fauzi Abdullah, 50, a fishmonger, and Barisan Nasional candidate Tuan Aziz Tuan Mat, 39, a manager at the South Kelantan Development Authority (Kesedar) after a nomination process that passed without incident.

In the 2008 general election, Ismail, a five-term assemblyman, defeated Barisan candidate Zulkifli Omar with a 1,352 majority votes.

PAS had lost here in 2004 when the much-liked Ismail did not defend his seat but reclaimed it in 2008 by a huge majority when he beat BN's Mohamed Zulkifli Omar in the 12,000-voter constituency.

The constituency has 12,293 voters. The by-election has been called because of the death of state assemblyperson Ismail Yaakob of PAS on May 22.

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