UMNO / BN still commanded strong support from the people.No, not the joke of the day, it is sad but true.
The result of the Permatang Pauh by election, in which UMNO / BN was throughly thrashed by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), whose was candidate Anwar Ibrahim, ‘cannot be interpreted as a trend that can happen in other constituencies’, according to UMNO President and PM Abdullah Badawi reportedly said on Wednesday 27th August 2008.
Abdullah said UMNO / BN still commanded strong support from the people.
"What happened in Permatang Pauh was not something so big as to change the situation that exists after the last general election.
"The Permatang Pauh by-election is one by-election that cannot be interpreted as something that can happen in other constituencies. I believe we can still continue the government,"
Abdullah, who is also BN chairman, told the media, according to the Malaysian propaganda news agency BERNAMA..
Anwar Ibrahim won the Permatang Pauh by-election Tuesday with a massive 15,671 vote majority, garnering 31,195 votes against the UMNO / BN candidate Arif Shah Omar Shah, who obtained only 15,524 votes.
The other candidate, Hanafi Mamat, 61, of Angkatan Keadilan Insan
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- A wise man does not urinate against the wind