PKR wins by-election…Aminah lost deposit

Mansor PKRBUKIT MERTAJAM: Penang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) deputy chairman Mansor Othman, 59, won the Penanti state by-election yesterday.

Mansor, who polled 6,052 votes, won by a majority of 5,558 votes.

He beat the three independent candidates, Aminah Abdullah, 56, Nai Khan Ari a/l Nai Keow, 41, and Kamarul Ramizu Idris, 42. Aminah polled 392 votes, Nai Khan Ari 494 votes and Kamarul Ramizu 56 votes.

The results were announced by Returing Officer Roslan Yahaya at 7.10pm at the Dewan Perdana of the National Youth Skills Institute in Jalan Berapit.

The by-election was called after its assemblyman Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin of PKR, who was also Penang Deputy Chief Minister I, resigned on April 16.

AMINAH ABDULLAH / MANTAN KETUA WANITA PKR P.PINANGThe Barisan Nasional did not contest the by-election because it felt that the vacancy was not caused by grounds stipulated under the Federal Constitution.

AK : Congratulation to winner, yang kalah coba lagi…West Malaysian politics really matured fast.  PR is gaining momentum, will Sabah & Sarawak fall to their reign in 2012?

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