2011 Tenang by-election

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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]

Johor state by-election, 30 January 2011: Tenang
The by-election was called due to the death of incumbent, Sulaiman Taha.
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Mohd Azahar Ibrahim 6,699 69.13
PAS Normala Sudirman 2,992 30.87
Total valid votes 9,691 100.00
Total rejected ballots 142
Unreturned ballots 1
Turnout 9,834 66.66
Registered electors 14,753
Majority 3,707
BN hold Swing
Source(s)
"Pilihan Raya Kecil N.05 Tenang". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 19 September 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Storm clouds may roll into Tenang skies Archived 27 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Tenang state by-election Jan 30, nomination Jan 22". Thesundaily.com. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Tenang is BN's fort, says DPM". Bernama.com.my. 24 December 2010. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. 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.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Letters from readers (17 January 2011). "Fighting hard for women's vote". Freemalaysiatoday.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 10 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Mohd Azahar pledges to serve all races". Mysinchew.com. Retrieved 10 November 2011.