Live from “Batu Sapi and Galas”

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Linda Tsen (BN-PBS) – 9,773
Yong Teck Lee (SAPP) – 2,013
Ansari Abdullah (PKR) – 3,414
Majority – 6,359

Quick analysis: Ab Aziz has v good PR & is local boy. Dr Zul an introvert

Quick analysis: While Linda Tsen’s victory is expected, PKR has shown that it can get more votes than SAPP in Batu Sapi. However, even if this was a straight fight, the opposition will still lose

Unofficial results (Galas)

Dr Zulkefli Mohamad (PAS) – 3,744
Abdul Aziz Yusof (BN-Umno) – 5,177
Majority – 1,069

Unofficial results (Batu Sapi)

Linda Tsen (BN-PBS) – 8,538
Yong Teck Lee (SAPP) – 2,007
Ansari Abdullah (PKR) – 3,281
Majority – 5,257

Updated at 5pm :-As the polling stations for Batu Sapi parliamentary by election comes to a close at 5pm, the candidates parties are actively canvassing for the last minute voters

On hand at the SJK (C) Pei Ying, YB Datuk Dr Maximus Ongkili, Minister of Science and Technology together with YB Datuk Peter Pang, state Minister of Youth and Sports are putting in their efforts since this morning

Click here to get live updates of  the above by elections courtesy from anilnetto.com/

Photo show a BN UMNO voters checking booth with Penampang Chief Datuk John Ambrose (in cap) supervising. John who is political secretary to the Chief Minister cum Finance Minister expressed his confidence in a BN victory.
 
 

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Updates P185:”LDP lending a hand to PBS..??‏”

As LDP President Datuk Liew Vui Keong gave his full support to Datuk Seri Musa Aman as Sabah Chief Minister, many on the street are questioning his motive.

It was only last August where Liew had said that he hopes to thrash out with the Prime Minister on the controversy surrounding LDP and the Sabah BN Chairman.

His deputy Datuk Chin Su Phin had earlier call on to Musa to step down saying LDP has lost confidence in the UMNO Sabah Chairman as Chief Minister.

The Batu Sapi by election has unite the BN component parties with Liew’s affirmation of Musa leadership.

This augurs well towards a victory for BN candidate Datin Tsen Thau Lin, widow of incumber MP Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah who died in a tragic motorbike accident.

As everyone enter into overdrive for the crucial part of the campaign, all the candidates are using all resources to reach out to the undecided voters.

The chinese are eagerly waiting for the political rally by Penang CM Lim Guan Eng.

PR believes with the strong presence of DAP leaders including Lim Kit Siang who is a crowd puller, PKR’s Ansari Abdullah will be able to spring a surprise.

Meanwhile, SAPP’s Yong Teck Lee are promoting their website http://www.sapp.org.my , batusapi.blogspot.com and sabahtv.net to reach out to the internet savvy voters.

With each camp expressing their confidence, the positive outcome of this by election is the brisk business made by the local businesses. Even the broadband has been sold out.

Come 4 November 2010, Batu Sapi will never be the same anymore.

P185 “The Eagle has landed”

It was like a scene out from the book “THE EAGLE HAS LANDED” by Jack Higgins this morning in Sandakan airport. PKR Youth Chief Badrul Hisham Sharahin with a entourage of ‘tough’ looking youth and wanita was on the Air Asia flight AK5160 which arrived from Kuala Lumpur. Also in the group was PKR assembly for Perak’s Kuala Sepetang YB Tai Sing Ng. While the PKR group were on a “Everyone Can Fly” Air Asia flight which is more economical, Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin with a strong presence of UMNO youth arrived on a Malaysian Airlines flight MH2710 at Sandakan airport.

These reinforcements for both BN candidate PBS Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin and PKR’s Ansari Abdullah will bring the campaign for the P.185 Batu Sapi by election in tothe final lap. With postal voting being done today, the three candidates including SAPP President Datuk Yong Teck Lee will be more intense for those who have not made up their mind.

Will the voters be attracted by the promises of more development? Or cry of a change on the road to Putrajaya? Or the power of a Sabah Autonomy? The pundits are confident of a more than 2,000 votes victory for BN.

All these will be answered on 4 November 2010.

Sabah Updates P185:-“No Show Debate”

The turnout of the 3,000 over crowd at the Dewan Hakka for the debate between Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) President Datuk Yong Teck Lee and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Sri Musa Haji Aman is an indication, it seems that SAPP have the edge in the P.185 Batu Sapi parliamentary by election. Musa who is also the Sabah BN Chairman has earlier refused the debate challenge issued by Yong denouncing Yong a being power crazy.

In recent ceramahs and election rallys, even Deputy Prime MInister Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Yassin (who had people walking out during his speech) and Pakatan Rakyat Supreme Leader Dato’ Sri Anwar Ibrahim has not attracted big crowd unlike in Peninsular Malaysia. This has the Party Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) scrambling to ensure a full capacity in the same Dewan Hakka for the supreme leader rally tonight.

Earlier PKR candidate Ansari Abdullah tried to attend the debate between Yong and Musa but upon hearing the no show of Musa, he waited outside and subsequently went on his campaign.

BN campaign is picking up the momentum after earlier hiccups of poor co-ordination between the various BN component parties. Their candidate Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin is more confident of herself albeit her poor command of Bahasa Malaysia. PKR Ansari campaign has been largely in the bumiputra dominated area leaving the Chinese area to DAP and the large presence of their non local campaigners.

While PKR and SAPP are slugging it out against one another, BN is going about its own business of propaganda’s of bringing development under the 1 Malaysia agenda. With the two opposition parties in mud-slinging contest, the pundits are putting their money on BN to defend the seat which was held by the late Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah who died in a fatal motorbike accident.

But then again as in football, nothing is for sure until the final whistle. So will the crowd turn out tonight for PKR in Dewan Hakka?

(Snap shots of Yong Teck lee Campaigning)


By-Elections “Bookie Odds…?”

Both these byelections have turned the bookies world into a frenzy.P185 had BN giving a headstart of 2000 votes earlier winning only 90 cents and now it hass dropped drastically to BN giving 500 (95 cents either way). What has happened? Many issues have been brought up and it seems the tables are turning towards a marginal win for BN or SAPP.

Over in Kelantan the euphoria of winning the Malaysia Cup for the first time in the States history has not affected the odds with PAS giving a headstart ot BN of 500 votes losing 85 cents. The football team has done the state proud and now the people of Kelantan will focus their minds on who will be the representative of N45. PAS holds 38 out of the 45 State seats while BN holds 6 with PKR 1 seat. The latest odds for Kelantan is PAS 500 votes headstart winning 80 cents.

Its anyone’s guess at the moment and the bookies odds are determined also by groundfeedbacks from various sources. Polling day is 4th of November and there is still time to ensure a shift for votes.  

NO ONE HAS WON YET. WHO WILL BE TAKE THE WHEEL….!!

PKR Candidate “Masuk Air Sekali Lagi..??”

What has happened to PKR candidate for P185 Ansari? He must have stepped on someones shoes and they have put a curse on him. Maybe the third time he should and must just jump into the sea to wash away all the ” EVIL WATER  SPIRITS ”  hik hik hik

Halloween just around the corner ..31st October just remind him

(The report below courtesy of  an internet portal)

Ansari falls into the sea… again

By Clara Chooi
October 29, 2010
Ansari (holding on to platform in the water) with his campaign workers after the tumble. – Picture by Jack Ooi

 

BATU SAPI, Oct 29 — It was second time unlucky for PKR candidate Ansari Abdullah when he tumbled into seawater after a wooden walkway leading to a Kampung Gas home here gave way.

Ansari, who was on his campaign walkabout in the fishing village, fell several meters into murky seawater just as he was about to step into a villager’s home.

He had been trailing behind Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim who unlike him made it without wetting himself.

Ansari, in his attempt to break his fall, managed to cling on to the wooden platform’s edge before tumbling into the water.

Several other campaign assistants right behind him, followed him into the water. He was later rescued by villagers who used a ladder to help him climb to safety. Ansari, clearly shaken, left the village shortly after the incident for a medical check-up.

“I am fine but it is just for precaution,” he told The Malaysian Insider.

He added that this was proof of the decrepit conditions of Batu Sapi villages.

“Their walk to their home daily is like a walk through a field of land mines,” he said.

Two days ago, Ansari took his first tumble when he was visiting Api-Api island off the coast of Sandakan.

During that incident, Ansari fell after a wooden platform attached to the jetty gave way and collapsed into the sea.

P185 Batu Sapi..”Broadband Penetration ..??”

No wonder…!!! Bugi Wijaya gone missing. Or did he fall like PKR candidate Ansari Abdullah together with NTV7 Journalists  into the sea after a wooden jetty they were on collapsed.? He was uncontactable and he told us that the Broadband Penetration in Sabah is Unforgivable.(…shoots)

Seems that the initiative of Maxis skyway VSAT together with a local based company for pinpoint mobile coverage for the rural communities has yet to be fully realised. Some journalists were also finding difficulties in getting their FEEDS across and are getting irritated. Maybe after the byelections the government will need to refocus their directions. Its a vital link to make Sabah and Malaysia a developed nation by 2020.

The stories also coming out from Bugi as he talked on the phone was also seems Yong Teck Lee is beginning to come on top and PKR has losts certain edge as mosts of their machinery are not led by locals(from Sandakan) Linda Tsens handicap seems to be her language and a bit too soft.

A BN YB sms to audie61″BN should be able to make it.Chinese leaning towards SAPP.Bumi shd go to BN.PKR have pblem,He is from Tuaran and he is contesting in Sandakan.Already 2 times in contest and both  lost…”

In Sandakan

 

All the hotels are fully booked with every single flights available arriving into Sandakan occupied.  The battle line has been draw with more than 26 nomination papers being sold by the Elections Commission in Sabah for the P.185 Batu Sapi seat parliamentary by election. 

Although there will be two by election held concurrent at the same time(the other being the State seat of Galas in Kelantan), the whole nation is watching Batu Sapi closely.  This is the bastion of Barisan Nasional (BN) “fixed deposit” where it was Sabah and Sarawak which ensured the Federal Government stayed in the hands of BN in the last general elections.

The stakes are high for BN in its preparation for the Sarawak State election which will have to be held by next year.  The Batu Sapi by election is an opportunity for BN to quash ground gained by the opposition from its victory in the last Sibu by election.

The stakes are even higher for Director of Operation Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Haji Aman who is also the Chief Minister of Sabah.  As the head of the state BN, he must ensure the seat is won with an improved majority of more 3,708 votes from the last election.

It is an open secret that things has not been well with some state component parties not being happy with the Chief Minister leadership.  They have been seen moving around together with a senior state UMNO leader who has been speculated by many quarter will be the man called upon to replace Musa as the next Chief Minister.  For the record under Musa’s firm leadership Sabah has developed progressively and this has seen the state reserved improved to RM3 billion compared to previous leadership.

With BN Chairman, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak blunt warning to all UMNO leaders on changes he will be making in the near future during the recent UMNO annual general meeting, only a united BN in Batu Sapi will be able to deliver the safe seat to BN.  However, this remains to be seen with a faction walking out of the hall in apparent protest when the BN candidate Datin Tsen Thau Lin was announced by Musa on Sunday. Whether this is genuine protest by the grassroots or is there an unseen hand with a bigger agenda of toppling the Chief Minister will be known on polling day 4 November 2010.

The parliamentary seat of Batu Sapi felled vacant due to the tragic accident of its incumbent the late Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah.  It is expected to be a 3 corner fight with Pakatan Rakyat will be fielding its Tuaran Chief Ansari Abdullah and local Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) will be fielding its President Datuk Yong Teck Lee