Permantang Pauh results

”Keputusan rasmi, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mendapat majoriti 15,671 undi.
Sumber Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) menyatakan, penasihat PKR mendapat 31,195 undi, manakala calon BN Datuk Arif Shah Omar Shah meraih 15,524 undi.
Sementara calon Angkatan Keadilan Insan Malaysia (Akim) Hanafi Mamat memperolehi 92 undi sahaja dan hilang wang pertaruhan.”


From Agence France-Presse

PERMATANG PAUH, Malaysia (AFP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Monday he was confident of winning a critical by-election despite what he has called a government dirty-tricks campaign to undermine him.

The opposition has accused the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition of buying votes and stoking racial tensions in an effort to sideline Anwar, who is bidding to return to parliament in a step towards seizing power.

“It shows the level of desperation and abuse of power by the Barisan Nasional,” Anwar said of the bitter campaign for Tuesday’s vote, and the government’s focus on sodomy charges levelled against him by a young male aide.

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