Monday, April 26, 2010

Warning from Sultan


Last week, the Malaysian Commission announced the By-Election at Hulu Selangor Parliamentary seat. Thus, for one week, the participated political party had started their respective campaign in the constituent. The tug-of-war between Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Rakyat pasca-2008 General Election headed into its 10th by-election when the incumbent Hulu Selangor lawmakers died and leave the seat vacant. And, an election must be held 60 days after the seat was officially vacant.


Nevertheless, some of the participants had taking the easy way in their campaign by campaigning in the mosques. The situation gets the attention of HRH Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. His Highness had ordered the campaigners to stop their campaign in the mosques. Their actions had actually damaging the status of the mosque. The Spiritual Advisor of PAS, Datuk Seri Nik Abd Aziz replied, political campaign is allowed in the mosque as the Muslim can't separate Islamic teachings in their daily life, including politics.

Barisan Nasional candidate, P. Kamalanathan, who popularly known as 'Kamal' won the election with majority of 1,725 votes. Kamalanathan won 24,997 votes while his challenger Zaid, a former minister gains 23,272 votes.



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