Friday, September 4, 2009

Yet another by-election on the way

Barisan Nasional's Bagan Pinang state assemblyperson Azman Mohd Noor, 54, passed away today from blood infection.

He passed away at about 2.30pm at the Seremban Specialist Centre.

His death will pave way for the ninth by-election since the March 2008 general election.

The outcome of the by-election however will not jeopardise the BN's control in the state as the coalition controls 20 other seats out of 36 in all. Pakatan controls the remaining 15 - DAP (10), PKR (4) and PAS (one).

In March 2008, Azman defeated PAS' Ramli Ismail by 2,333-vote majority.

He was a first-term state representative.

The seat is one of the five state seats under the Teluk Kemang parliamentary seat in Negri Sembilan, currently held by PKR's Kamarul Baharin Abbas.

Of the five state seats in Teluk Kemang, two are held by Umno, two by PKR and one by DAP.

[Source: Malaysiakini]


  1. It looks like Bn will lose another seat again..

    petrus conrad

  2. Hi Conrad - PR did not lose in all previous 7 by-elections because they were the incumbent and PAS or PKR strongholds. This one will be the real test. If they can wrestle the seat from BN, er I mean UMNO, what a morale boost it would be for Pakatan Rakyat.