Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Khalid Ibrahim to give way to Anwar in Bandar Tun Razak?

From Malaysiakini:

Anwar Ibrahim revealed that Khalid Ibrahim, the new Selangor MB, has requested a lightening of party load to focus on his State duties.

He told Malaysiakini that Khalid also indicated that he may give up his secretary-general’s post in PKR.

Anwar said:
“Khalid (right) has requested to be allowed to focus on Selangor. I have discussed this with party president (Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail) and (deputy) Dr Syed Husin Ali and we have to consider his choice, so we will come to a decision very soon.”

This is clear indication that Khalid Ibrahim is about to vacate his parliamentary seat of Bandar Tun Razak for Anwar Ibrahim to contest. Expect this at end of April 2008 when Anwar will by then have completed his period of legal embargo on participating in elections!

The by-election should be a sight to witness. Don't expect UMNO to sit quietly while Anwar attempts to waltz into parliament.


  1. BN will win Bandar Tun Razak in the by-election :-)

  2. impatient Anwar might have unite umno.

    I don't think Mahathir faction want to see him enter the parliament,for the time being. ;)

  3. I don't really think this would be a good choice. In the past, Anwar challenged Ghafar Baba for the post of UMNO VP and won. He might do the same thing, simply go to a BN MP seat and challenged him for the win.

    Letting go Bandar Tun Razak will be a risky thing to do somehow.

  4. Well, me thinks that PKR will win.

    1. Malays form the majority and UMNO can't convince Malays in KL that Anwar is anti-Malay. It will have to break the heavens to make KL Malays buy that cheap story.

    2. UMNO will not have anyone in the value and strength of Anwar to face Anwar. Anwar is not a village petty trader, UMNO knows that. So his competitor for BN will count a lot.

    3. Majority of Bandar Tun Razak Malays support the opposition particularly PAS. Definately, they will rally behind Anwar due to tge Barisan Rakyta agenda.

    4. DAP led by Lim Guang and his father Lim Kit Siang, all DAP big guns will camp at Bandar Tun Razak to win over the Chinese and you don't need to bet with anyone whether they will vote for Anwar this time round.

    5. With PKR having more Indan MPs than BN (MIC), with DAP having more Indian MPs than BN (MIC), the Indian vote is 100% Makkal Sakthi.

    6. All bloggers led by Raja Petra will do their job as well just like he has campaigned for Nurul Izzah in Lembah Pentai.

    7. Barisan Rakyat is now a BIG party that's almost to take over the government, so people have less worries about it and they don't refer it to the opposition and BN can't insult them as it would have done 1 year or few months ago.

    8. If the people of Bandar Tun Razak could vote for Khalid who was also contesting in Ijok and who didn't know the area and didn't campaign vigorously (I live in the area) since he gave much attention to Ijok, you don't need to bet that Anwar will not emerge victorious here.

    9. KL and Federal Territory is an opposition zone an that includes Bandar Tun Razak. If the people could try this on Mrch 8, now they will over-try it because they have total confidence and they are charged.

    10. Him running for this seat counts in the sense that should anything happen to him, people can still support Azizah who is a decent and a dedicated Malaysian woman. So, it is unfair to make her vacate her seat as if she was warming it to anyone. Gender parity is needed. And as much as UMNO will say this is dynasty, then that will not hold any water because UMNO is a party of dynasty and Anwar's daughter and Lim Kit Siang's son were baptized with fire and they didn't join politics for grandstanding and on a silver platter like SIL and Mukhriz and even Najib who inherited his father's seat without a contest.

    11. All the 81 opposion MPs and their ADUN's will have time to campaign in Bandar Tun Razak unlike in the past where the opposition MPS were few, no unity, no hope and no tsunami and respect. Things have changed a lot since March 8.

    12. The magic word of "change, reform" etc is not with BN. So they have nothing to sell. Development doesn't sell for million reasons we know and the March 8 results taught us a lot.

    13. Anwar will win hands down and with a thumping majority. Mark me on this. I live in th area.

  5. If UMNO cheats at Bandar Tun Razak then it will win like it did in Ijok.

    But since Anwar is irrelavant and Pak Lah has already forgotted him, I presume only Puteri and Putera UMNO will be there to campaign for UMNO/BN

    Anwar will win with a landslide if BN doesnt cheat and the EC stays neutral

  6. BN will field EZAM MD NOR to challenge ANWAR as the Independent candidate....BN feels only EZAM can really put up a challenge to ANWAR...BN machinery will be mobilised to ensure victory for EZAM...hehehehehe

  7. UMNO cyper terrorists and Chinese ball carriers are in action. They have created a website to attack Raja Petra.


  8. Gasp! ... KT, why such big letters all of a sudden? Are you suspecting your readers are going blind?!

  9. Anwar is not contesting Bandar Tun Razak because he has said in the interview:"There is no constituency that shows much affection for me personally than Permatang Pauh compared to Bandar (Razak)"

    Therefore I believe he will go back to the constituency that he and Aziza controlled for close to 30 years. You can't forget such a place and anyway, UMNO might even prefer not to contest in Permatang Pauh because they have no chance at all.

  10. Anwar's Malaysiakini video


  11. expect bandar tun razak to be very 'haunted' during the by-election.

  12. I thought the MCA will field a candidate in Bandar Tun Razak since it is their constituency which was lost by Tan Chai Ho. But again the meek and useless Ong Ka Ting might be too scared and offer the seat to UMNO to contest in facing Anwar should Khalid Ibrahim give it up. Irrespective of whether BN fields MCA or UMNO candidate in Bandar Tun Razak by election, Anwar will win hands down since he will be going in on the platform of Opposition leader in Parliament.

  13. I would like to see DSAI take on his rightful place as Opp Leader - but just a caution - will the Rakyat opt for the pendulum effect - and give that seat back to UMNO/BN? DSAI cannot afford anything other than a thumping win - precisely since his platform will be that of becoming Opp Leader.
    But I know Barisan Rakyat will work hard to support this effort.

  14. Just a quick observation... What about the postal votes coming from the military camps in Sg Besi???

    Will they be the deciding factor for BN to win back this seat???!!!

    But in any case, I really hope to see DSAI in the parliment!!!!

  15. Ezam or Azmin or No one else can win Anwar except if they cheat.

    Badawi should take on Anwar himself if he has the guts and if he claims he has majority support in the country.

    After all he has the media and the EC on his side.

    Bodohwi, take on Anwar if you dare !