Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Isa Samad will win with a big majority

Former vice-president Isa Samad will get a big win in the forthcoming Bagan Pinang by-election in Negeri Sembilan.

Isa Samad

Ironically, the support for BN has increased now compared with the 2008 general election. It shall demonstrates the strong grassroots support for Isa Samad who was Negeri Sembilan MB for more than two decades, and the heavy campaigning to be undertaken by the BN.


The late Umno's Azman Mohd Noor, 55, defeated PAS’s Ramli Ismail with a 2,333-vote majority in the last general election. There are 13,644 registered voters, including 4,604 postal voters in the constituency.

Isa, 59, former Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar has been Teluk Kemang Umno chief since 1982. He began his political career in 1978 when he won the Linggi state seat, which he held till 2004.

He contested and won Jempol parliamentary seat in the 2004 general election and was subsequently made the Federal Territories Minister before stepping down in 2005.

He steadily rose up the ranks culminating in his being appointed Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar following the general election of 1982.

Zulkefly, 45, is a businessman who holds a masters degree in science and has six children.

His claim to fame includes successfully leading the Broga No-Incinerator Committee, which managed to pressure the government to scrap the construction of a 'mega-incinerator'.

He has contested in three elections since 1999 but lost by a 1,285 majority in his 2008 foray in the Lenggeng state seat.

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