This Mother of all Election of a By Election will be the focus of the nation and the region and Permatang Pauh is all geared up for the election with the nomination day tomorrow the 16th August 2008 for the Permatang Pauh Parliamentary By Election.
(pic of Permatang Pauh all geared for the by election)
Was informed that there is a new electoral roll gazetted on 19th June 2008 with about 10000 new voters and however this could not be confirmed yet. The old electoral votes has some 56000 voters and was won by Wan Azzizah by a majority of more than 13000 votes.
Anwar Ibrahim the defacto leader of the Pakatan Rakyat will face the BN canditate Arif Shah Omar Shah a 52 year old businessman and the Seberang Jaya state assemblyman an umno branch chairman of Kalui.
Anwar is expected to win this by election and speculation is rife about winning a greater majority and can the BN candidate keep his deposit.
The question is that will the voters of Permatang Pauh deliver the knock-out punch to the Barisan Nasional paving the way for the "Prime Minister in waiting".
The blogging community will be in Permatang Pauh to witness this historical event in the making and we are now starting our journey and shall report from there on the latest update of events and plenty of photos coming your way.