Permatang Pauh

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Permatang Pauh is a town in Seberang Perai, the hinterland portion of the island-state of Penang, Malaysia.

There are two institutions of higher learning located in Permatang Pauh, namely a campus of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Politeknik Seberang Perai.

The constituency of Permatang Pauh is one of the 23 seats held by Parti Keadilan Rakyat in the current Parliament. It is represented by Anwar Ibrahim, former Deputy Prime Minister and current Leader of the Opposition, who was elected in a by-election in 2008. Anwar previously served as MP for Permatang Pauh from 1982 to 1999. His wife, Wan Azizah Wan Ismail held the seat from 1999 to 2008 when he was imprisoned until 2004 and disqualified from contesting elections until 2008.


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