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Pakatan beats BN in 2009 voter registration battle

April 7, 2010
Written by Chan Kok Leong
Monday, 05 April 2010 22:48

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Rakyat (PR) registered the highest number of voters in 2009, according to Election Commission (EC) statistics.

The opposition coalition of PKR, DAP and PAS took the lion’s share by registering 54.5% of the 69,906 new voters with the EC, while Barisan Nasional (BN) recorded 45.1% for the whole of Malaysia.

But Umno topped the list for the most number of voters registered among 20 political parties at 24,818 or 35.5% followed by DAP at 25.4% and PAS at 24.3%.

For the whole of last year 59,568 eligible voters registered with the political parties in Peninsular Malaysia while 10,338 registered themselves with the parties in East Malaysia.

Among the BN partners, Umno was the most hardworking at 78.6% followed by Sarawak-based Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) at 6.6% (2,082 voters).

MCA finished third with 1,467 voters registered or 4.6%. The 15-party coalition registered 31,568 new voters.

In the PR coalition, DAP was top with 17,790 voters (46.6%) registered, followed closely by PAS’ 17,022 (44.6%). PKR came in last with a paltry 3,331 (8.7%) new voters logged. Together, the parties registered 38,143 new voters.

According to the February 2010 data, last year’s trend was repeated with PR recording 55.3% of the total number of new voters registered followed by BN at 44.5%. Umno also led the way with 41.9% followed by DAP (25.3%) and PAS (19.2%).

In Perak, despite its loss of the state government last year, PR registered the highest number of new voters at 7,357 or 81.5% while BN pulled in 1,664 (18.5%) new voters.

In contrast, BN pulled in more new voters in Terengganu and Johor. In Terengganu, BN registered 85.4% of the 9,281 new voters while PAS logged in the remainder.

In Umno’s backyard of Johor, BN registered 73.5% of the 6,417 new voters while PR took 26.5%.

In the PAS hotbed, Kelantan, 92.4% of the 4,938 new voters chose to register with the Islamist party while the rest opted for Umno.

But in Selangor, the numbers were more evenly split with PR taking 57.8% of the 12,546 new voters compared to BN’s 42.3%.

The numbers were also similar in the other PR-held states of Penang and Kedah. PR had 57.2% and 57.9% in Penang and Kedah respectively.

In anticipation of a state election in Sarawak, PR parties — PKR and DAP — have stepped up their activities by registering 52.5% of the 7,669 new voters compared to the BN ones.

DAP registered 2,717 while PKR logged in 1,306. Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud’s party, PBB, registered 2,082 new voters while another coalition partner Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) logged in 1,254.

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  1. yeo siew lian permalink
    April 7, 2010 12:39 PM

    How does Chua Soi Lek treat his personal friends ???
    Yaks,Yaks,Yaks,He gets them to “hisap” his cigar,
    That is not the right way to treat your personal friends !!! CSL !!!
    Refer to CSL personal interviewon TV,
    Chua: I’m the one in sex video
    Jan 1, 08 4:32pm

    Health Minister Chua Soi Lek today openly admitted that he was the person featured in a video depicting a man having sex with a woman purportedly in a hotel room.

    Chua, 60, who is also MCA vice-president, made the confession at a press conference this afternoon in his parliamentary constituency in Labis, Johor.

    However, he said that he will not resigned as minister but will instead let Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to decide on his fate.

    The senior MCA leader, who is married with three children, also said that the 30-something woman featured in the video clip was a personal friend.

    Over the past three days, the Chinese dailies have reported that free DVDs – allegedly showing the politician in various sexual antics with a woman – were first distributed in Muar and later, Batu Pahat and Seremban.

    The scandal first broke on Saturday when copies of the DVD were anonymously placed in various streets in Muar town for people to collect. Some copies were even distributed by unknown individuals to a number of shops in the area.

    As a fellow doctor in dental specialist line I would like to share these thoughts with you,
    Personal friends are people who stands by through all thick and thin episodes of this life..
    They rejoice with you in all your happy occasions,
    They lend you their shoulders to cry upon during your saddest moments,
    They are concerned for your heart,mind and soul,
    That is the way my personal friends treated me when I went through the messy divorce papers with my senior politician and sexually wayward husband,
    I am a dentist and I tell you that the mouth is a wonderful creation,
    It is meant to eat,talk and sing,
    It is meant to kiss your lover,
    Read through the wonderful lives of the Four Great Beauties of China,
    They brings joy and happiness to their men without having to hisap their cigar,
    I am very angry that the past eras Japanese egoistic men asked their women to kneel in front of them,
    But now in the woman’s rights 21st centuary how can the head of Malaysian Chinese Association forces a beautiful woman to hisap his cigar ???

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