Menurut peraturan baru SPR, tiada perayuan undi dibenarkan di pondok-pondok panas dan di mana saja pada hari mengundi di Penanti esok. Pondok panas berfungsi sebagai pusat semakan daftar pemilih saja.
Semua sukarelawan yang akan datang lagi esok untuk membantu calon KEADILAN adalah diminta untuk berada di Bilik-Bilik Gerakan yang berhampiran. Mereka tidak dibenarkan untuk berada di pondok-pondok panas.
Walaupun kemenangan tidak rasmi dikecapi, tugas semua aktivis dan penyokong esok ialah untuk menambah undi majoriti semaksimum mungkin.
Adalah penting bagi SEMUA petugas dan sukarelawan untuk menerima dan melaksanakan arahan dari Bilik-Bilik Gerakan sahaja.
Tugasan Hari Mengundi di N12 Penanti adalah berbeza dari kebiasaannya.
Pentas Penanti anjuran Wanita KEADILAN semalam. Kelihatan Ketua Wanita KEADILAN, Zuraida Kamaruddin, Ketua Muslimat PAS, Hjh Nuridah Salleh dan Ketua Wanita DAP, Chong Eng:
Pelancaran Kelab Penyokong WIN, Wanita Berdaya, Harapan Negara oleh Ketua-Ketua Wanita Pakatan Rakyat, Zuraida, Nuridah, dan Chong Eng
WIN ialah pasukan Pilihan Raya Wanita KEADILAN:
|5,000 Umno members not voting|
|Muda Mohd Noor | May 30, 09 1:22pm Malaysiakini.com|
|About 5,000 Umno members have decided not to cast their votes in the Penanti by-election tomorrow due to the absence of a Barisan Nasional candidate, said Penang Umno deputy chairperson Zainal Abidin Osman.
“If they cast their votes, they’ll be seen as traitors to the party,” he said when contacted by Malaysiakini last night.
“They are loyal to the party because their grandparents voted for BN,” he added.
As such, he said the no-vote decision by Umno members in Penanti could put a damper on PKR’s margin of victory.
Seen as a political ploy manufactured by the opposition, BN said it is not contesting the Penanti by-election as the state seat was purposely made vacant for PKR to solve its own internal problems.
The Penanti state seat became vacant following the resignation of ex-deputy chief minister 1 Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin.
The Penanti by-election will see a four-corner fight between PKR’s Penang deputy chairperson for communication Mansor Othman, and three independent candidates – former Penang PKR Wanita chief Aminah Abdullah, former local Gerakan leader Nai Khan Ari and Kamarul Ramizu Idris, who contested in Bukit Gantang as an independent.
There are 15,384 registered voters in Penanti, with Malay voters made up 72.6 percent, Chinese (24.2 percent), Indians (2.4 percent), and other races (0.7 percent).
‘No Padang Besar trip’
Zainal Abidin also denied claims that he intends to ferry the Penanti Umno members for a trip to Padang Besar, Thailand to avoid from voting tomorrow.
He added that Umno division in Permatang Pauh has never booked a bus for such a trip.
“These rumours are circulating to discredit Umno’s image,” he said.
“If you do not believe, keep a look-out for tour buses on voting day.”
Instead, he said he is aware that there are 15 ‘majlis kenduri’ in Penanti tomorrow but claimed these parties are not sponsored by Umno.
Zainal Abidin also gave assurances that Umno is not sponsoring the Padang Besar trip tomorrow.
“If there are buses to Padang Besar on that day, these are not Umno’s work. These are those who had booked their tours in advance to take advantage of the school holiday.”