Tenang by-election, 2011

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The Tenang state by-election was a state by-election that was held on 30 January 2011 in the state of Johor, Malaysia. The nomination of candidates was done on 22 January 2011. The Tenang parliamentary seat fell vacant when its state assemblyman Datuk Sulaiman Taha of United Malays National Organisation died due to a blood infection and other complications due to diabetes.[1][2] Previously Sulaiman won the Tenang seat with a 2,492-vote majority, beating PAS' Mohd Saim Siran at the 2008 Malaysian general elections. The state assembly seat has some 14,511 voters consisting of 48.9% Malays, 38.3% Chinese, 12% Indians and 0.9% other races.[3][4][5] PAS has picked as its candidate Normala Sudirman, a school teacher,[6][7] while Barisan Nasional has picked Mohd Azahar.[8]

Results[edit]

Party Candidate Votes  %
Pakatan RakyatPAS Normala Sudirman 2,992 30.4%
Barisan NasionalUMNO Mohd Azahar 6,699 68.1%
Majority 3,707 36.6%
Turnout 9,833 67%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Storm clouds may roll into Tenang skies[dead link]
  2. ^ "Tenang state by-election Jan 30, nomination Jan 22". Thesundaily.com. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tenang is BN's fort, says DPM". Bernama.com.my. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Hafiz Yatim. "Tenang by-election on Jan 30". Malaysiakini.com. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tenang by-election to be held on Jan 30". Malaysianmirror.com. 24 December 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "PR picks woman candidate for Tenang". Thesundaily.com. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Letters from readers (17 January 2011). "Fighting hard for women’s vote". Freemalaysiatoday.com. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mohd Azahar pledges to serve all races". Mysinchew.com. Retrieved 10 November 2011.