Tuesday, August 25, 2009

PAS retains Permatang Pasir state seat

PAS has retained the Permatang Pasir state seat in the by-election today when its candidate, Mohd Salleh Man, 52, polled 9,618 votes to win by a majority of 4,551 votes.

Mohd Salleh Man

The Penang PAS commissioner beat Rohaizat Othman, 38, of the Barisan Nasional (BN) who garnered 5,067 votes in the straight fight.

Voter turnout was 73.1% of the 20,290-strong electorate compared 83% last year. There were 83 spoilt votes.

The constituency has 20,290 registered voters, comprising 72.36% Malays, 25.85% Chinese, 1.63% Indians and 0.16% others.

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