Saturday, August 23, 2008

Aug 26 special holiday in Penang (Malaysiakini)


Aug 26, the polling day for the crucial Permatang Pauh by-election, has been declared a special public holiday in Penang by the state government.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng made the announcement today in a press statement saying that the special holiday was to ensure a full turnout of the 58,459 voters for the critical by-election.

“The Penang state government has been mulling over the decision ever since the Elections Commission fixed a working day on Tuesday August 26 as polling day in defiance of public opinion that this will reduce the voter turnout,” he said.

The announcement came a day after the Education Ministry declared a special school holiday in Permatang Pauh to allow schools to be used as polling stations.

“By fixing polling day on a working day and giving such preferential treatment of a special school holiday, the Education Ministry is trying to gain an advantage for a certain party and their candidate,” said Lim.

“To ensure a level-playing field and fairness to all candidates, the Penang state government has decided to declare August 26, 2008 as a state public holiday.”

According to Lim, the special holiday is taken as an additional holiday in the state and need not be replaced by taking away another holiday.

The chief minister urged all voters to turn out to cast their votes on Tuesday.

“The state government requests all factories to assist their workers in Permatang Pauh to carry out their duties to determine not only their choice of wakil rakyat but also decide the destiny of the country.”

entire news n photo courtesy of Malaysiakini

9 comments:

zaini saad said...

syabas YAB Lim Guan Eng, May God Bless Us ALL and Pakatan Rakyat candidate will rein in the Permatang Pauh by-election. REFORMASI.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

It's not just a Penang holiday but a 'Decision Day'
For all eligible voters to have their say
Who will be there in this pivotal seat stay
But make sure no legitimate voting papers go astray

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 240808
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Sun. 24th Aug. 2008.

Bangsa Cina Malaysia said...

Asalamualaikum

the chinese are 100% solidly supporting DSAI to be the next PM of Malaysia.

to my malay and indian friends
come let us together show and prove our solidarity and rally
behind DSAI.

forget about saiful sinful or whatever fool .

Alhamdulilah everything went smoothly during nomination day.

just go all out and vote DSAI for he will not only be our MP but also our next PM for all Malaysian.

long live DSAI and may ALLAH
bless you and your family.

Ameen

God Willing DSAI will win with a 30,000 vote majority

Bangsa Cina Malaysia said...

Asalamualaikum

the chinese are 100% solidly supporting DSAI to be the next PM of Malaysia.

to my malay and indian friends
come let us together show and prove our solidarity and rally
behind DSAI.

forget about saiful sinful or whatever fool .

Alhamdulilah everything went smoothly during nomination day.

just go all out and vote DSAI for he will not only be our MP but also our next PM for all Malaysian.

long live DSAI and may ALLAH
bless you and your family.

Ameen

God Willing DSAI will win with a 30,000 vote majority

Bangsa Cina Malaysia said...

Asalamualaikum

the chinese are 100% solidly supporting DSAI to be the next PM of Malaysia.

to my malay and indian friends
come let us together show and prove our solidarity and rally
behind DSAI.

forget about saiful sinful or whatever fool .

Alhamdulilah everything went smoothly during nomination day.

just go all out and vote DSAI for he will not only be our MP but also our next PM for all Malaysian.

long live DSAI and may ALLAH
bless you and your family.

Ameen

God Willing DSAI will win with a 30,000 vote majority

Bangsa Cina Malaysia said...

Asalamualaikum

the chinese are 100% solidly supporting DSAI to be the next PM of Malaysia.

to my malay and indian friends
come let us together show and prove our solidarity and rally
behind DSAI.

forget about saiful sinful or whatever fool .

Alhamdulilah everything went smoothly during nomination day.

just go all out and vote DSAI for he will not only be our MP but also our next PM for all Malaysian.

long live DSAI and may ALLAH
bless you and your family.

Ameen

God Willing DSAI will win with a 30,000 vote majority

Bangsa Cina Malaysia said...

Asalamualaikum

the chinese are 100% solidly supporting DSAI to be the next PM of Malaysia.

to my malay and indian friends
come let us together show and prove our solidarity and rally
behind DSAI.

forget about saiful sinful or whatever fool .

Alhamdulilah everything went smoothly during nomination day.

just go all out and vote DSAI for he will not only be our MP but also our next PM for all Malaysian.

long live DSAI and may ALLAH
bless you and your family.

Ameen

God Willing DSAI will win with a 30,000 vote majority

NewChief said...

do not just declare holiday BUT make sure PKR or its voluteers to PROVIDE free transportation to the voters to VOTE FOR MALAYSIAN BRIGHT FUTURE under Anwar's PKR!!!

be sure to station reliable members to record the votes counting .

BN will use dirty tactics like using police to block ppl from voting giving excuse that they want to create riots -RECORD SUCH TACTICS & let the WORLD SEE !!

TO P44,TOMORROW IS THE DAY YOUR VOTES WILL KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE - KICKING CORRUPT , LYING , MISMANAGEMENT , RACISM BN OUT AND BRINGING ANWAR IN TO LEAD MALAYSIA SO THAT WE HAVE MORE AFFORDABLE FOOD TO EAT FOR THE FAMILY AND EDUCATION FOR MALAYSIAN !!

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