Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Some interesting stats from the PP by-election

So DSAI pulls it off with a stunning win of 15,671 majority votes (garnered 31,195 votes).

Here are the figures from last general election:

- Datuk Seri Wan Azizah won with a convincing 13,388 majority (garnered 30,338 votes).
- Datuk Pirdaus garnered 16,950 votes for BN in the Permatang Pauh Parliamentary seat contest.
- Datuk Ariff Shah won the Seberang Jaya DUN with a 533 majority. He secured 9,395 votes from 18,479 total votes. However, he won the same seat in 2004 with a big majority of 4,464. Hmmmmm big reduction there......

Figures from the Permatang Pauh by-election:

- DSAI won with a 15,671 majority votes.
- Voters turn out less by 1.9%
- Datuk Ariff secured 15,524 votes.

What does all this mumbo jumbo say? It's close to status quo. There's a slight reduction in BN support and slight increase in DSAI's support but there's also reduction in turn out (working day for outstation folks?). However, Datuk Ariff's numbers at DUN level is quite impressive considering it's in Anwar's territory.

In conclusion the sons of Permatang Pauh favor Datuk Ariff as a local hero, but at national level, they rather have DSAI to put up a good fight at Parliament. ok what's next, Budget 2009?

Hey wait a sec, isn't it National day in a few days?! Happy National Day from South China Sea!

(Some pictures taken from Rocky's bru)


Azril said...

A long time ago, there was a Zen Master in a village of simple folk. In this village there lived a rich man who had a young son. One day the rich man gave his son a horse.

The village people immediately started churning the rumour mill and whispers of "The boy is so lucky to have received a horse at such an age" were circulated amongst the village people.

Upon hearing the people's comments, the Zen Master said "We shall see."

After some time passed, one day the boy fell from his horse and broke his leg.

Again the villagers gossiped: "See what happened? The father should not have given his son the horse, he has now broken his leg and can no longer walk properly his whole life."

Upon hearing the people's comments, the Zen Master said "We shall see."

After some time passed, one day the country was at war and the King ordered compulsory conscription into the Army for every able young man in the country. But the boy could not be drafted as he was not fit enough to join the Army.

Again the villagers gossiped: "That boy is so lucky that he need not join the Army and face certain death. At least the rich man will still have his son."

Can we guess what Zen Master said upon hearing this?

We shall see.

opcharlie said...

Yes, we shall see.