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Slight edge for Pakatan Harapan in Tanjung Piai: Analyst

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23/9/2019 7:40:00 AM

Slight edge for Pakatan Harapan in Tanjung Piai: Analyst thesundaily PH TanjungPiai byelection PASUmno

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan will have the advantage of incumbency in the impending Tanjung Piai by-election. “As the ruling federal government, Pak...

23 Sep 2019 / 12:35 H.Finance Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng (second from left) mingling with Mentri Besar and Negri Sembilan PKR chief Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun (third from left) at the Negri Sembilan DAP convention yesterday. On the right is Transport Minister Anthony Loke, who is Negri Sembilan DAP chairman, and Negri Sembilan Parti Amanah Negara chairman Datuk Zulkefly Mohamad Omar (left). — Bernama

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PETALING JAYA:Pakatan Harapan will have the advantage of incumbency in the impending Tanjung Piai by-election.“As the ruling federal government, Pakatan has the machinery and influence to go into the by-election in a confident manner,” political analyst Khoo Kay Peng told

theSun.He said Pakatan should suitably field a young candidate who does not come with any baggage or scandal.“He or she should not be tainted by any political agenda and he should possess the true spirit of Malaysia Baru,” Khoo said.DAP national organising secretary Anthony Loke said the by-election will be a major “credibility” test for the Pakatan coalition.

He said every party in the coalition needs to work together to defend the seat.Speaking in Seremban during the party’s annual convention yesterday, Loke said it is important that the Pakatan election machinery is mobilised as quickly as possible to ensure the ruling coalition retains the seat.

Universiti Malaya’s Assoc Prof Awang Azman Awang Pawi said it is too early to predict the outcome of the by-election.He said: “This is because there are a lot of issues that have yet to be resolved by the ruling government.”He said the political climate is not the same as it was before the 14th General Election when Pakatan rode on anti-Barisan Nasional feelings.

“Now, BN is working together with PAS, which makes it a tricky test for Pakatan,” he said.A Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia insider said Pakatan will face an uphill task to retain the parliamentary seat.He said the party won the seat by a whisker of 542 votes and PAS was a spoiler at the last general election.

He pointed out that now that Umno and PAS are working together, Bersatu must be ready for their expected onslaught.The Tanjung Piai seat fell vacant after the death of Datuk Md Farid Md Farik, 42, on Sunday from a heart attack.He died early on Sunday just hours after meeting party leaders at his constituency.

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He was a deputy minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.“In the Cameron Highlands by-election, MIC had given up its seat for a Barisan Nasional candidate, which helped the opposition win the by-election.“We don’t know what MCA will do because its candidate Wee Jeck Seng lost the seat by only 542 votes,” he said.

The Bersatu insider said the party will not be rushed into naming a candidate.He said: “We will pick a person who gives us the best chance of winning.”He said the outcome of the Umno-PAS cooperation could be seen in the outcome of the by-elections in Cameron Highlands, Semenyih and Rantau.

The Tanjung Piai constituency voter base consists of 57% Malay voters, 42% Chinese and 1% Indians. Read more: theSun »

PH asyik bergaduh sama sendiri, Pas dan Umno sudah berkawan rapat, PH tak menepati banyak perkara yang dijanjikan dalam manifesto dan Rakyat masih menderita kerana harga barang tinggi ... saya yakin PH akan kecundang.

Pakatan perlu pertahan kerusi Tanjung Piai, kata Loke | The Malaysian InsightPRK Tanjung Piai menjadi ujian besar kepada Pakatan Harapan.

MCA ready to wrest Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat from PakatanSEREMBAN: The MCA, which narrowly lost the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat in the last general election, is ready to wrest it from Pakatan Harapan in an impending by-election. Yeah, better fight that this seat is not given to Pas or Umno because this time BN sure win one with the infighting in PH and also the Ummah cooperation. don't make me laugh 😂. Umno candidate stands a better chance since they play race and religious issues. Don’t talk cock. Don’t think MCA candidate got chance to be fielded at all by BN.Umno will want it as they got new Umma bros in PAS

Dr Wan Azizah: Pakatan to discuss Tanjung Piai candidate only after poll dates set | Malay MailKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) will wait for the Election Commission (EC) to announce the by-election for Tanjung Piai before selecting a contestant, coalition president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. The Johor parliamentary seat became vacant after its MP, Deputy...

Tanjung Piai by-election will be ‘a great test’ for Pakatan, says Loke | Malay MailSEREMBAN, Sept 22 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) will strive to defend the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat in the by-election that is due to be called following the death of incumbent Datuk Dr Md Farid Md Rafik yesterday, according to DAP organising secretary Anthony Loke Siew Fook. Loke, who is also...

King, PM offer condolences to Mohd Farid's familyThe Tanjung Piai MP passed away at about 6am today.

Farid’s death a great loss to country, says Muhyiddin | The Malaysian InsightBersatu president says late Tanjung Piai MP, though new to politics, had a good attitude.