Penanti is one of the State Assembly under Permatang Pauh constituency, and one of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) stronghold. One basis of BN cowardness here is because they failed to fulfill few promises made during Permatang Pauh by-election held last year. In the election, Datuk Seri Anwar humiliated BN Candidate with bigger majority.
This by-election of which many believe is just an endorsement for PKR candidate. The PKR Candidate in this by election is a Penang PKR deputy chief Mansor Othman . Mansor, holds three Masters degrees, including two from Yale University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy. He had served as the political secretary to Anwar when he was deputy prime minister in the 1990s, and moved on to joined Keadilan after Anwar was sacked from Umno and the government in 1998. The former Keadilan Penang chief was also heavily involved in negotiations undertaken between DAP, PAS and PKR within the Pakatan coalition.
He is challenged by 3 Independent Candidates ; former Parti Keadilan Nasional (KeAdilan) Penang Wanita chief Aminah Abdullah, also 56, company manager and former Gerakan Telok Wang Branch Youth head Nai Khan Ari, 41, and motivational expert Kamarul Ramizu Idris, 42.
Although many believes that PKR candidate will win with comfortable majority, but personally I would like to urge all the PKR supporters in Penanti to work hard and win with bigger majority.
Good luck to PKR Penanti..
"Agi Idup Agi Ngelaban"