Pilihan raya kecil DUN Sg Limau bakal berlangsung

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    We love you, Tiger of Jelutong, grandchildren bid Karpal farewell

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  • In Karpal, slain Beng Hock’s kin saw a beacon of hope
    In Karpal, slain Beng Hock’s kin saw a beacon of hope

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Pulangnya Tan Sri Azizan Razak ke rahmatullah pagi ini menyaksikan pilihan raya kecil (PRK) kedua bakal diadakan bagi kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Sungai Limau, Kedah selepas Pilihan Raya Umum ke-13 (PRU13).

PRK pertama di DUN Kuala Besut, Terengganu pada 24 Julai lalu.

Azizan yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Sungai Limau memenangi kerusi tersebut pada PRU13 lalu dengan majoriti 2,774 undi menerusi pertandingan empat penjuru.

Beliau yang mewakili PAS memperolehi 13,294 undi menewaskan calon Barisan Nasional (BN), Mohd Fazillah Mohd Ali dengan 10,520 undi dan dua lagi calon bebas iaitu Abdullah Hashim dan Sobri Ahmad yang masing-masing hilang wang pertaruhan.

Mengikut peruntukan undang-undang, Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) diberi masa 60 hari selepas menerima notis rasmi daripada speaker DUN mengesahkan kekosongan kerusi itu.

Bekas Menteri Besar Kedah itu meninggal dunia kira-kira jam 11.10 pagi ini di Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar pada umur 68 tahun selepas menghadapi komplikasi jantung sejak dua hari lalu.

Setiausaha Akhbarnya, Helmi Khalid mengesahkan kematian Azizan kepada The Malaysian Insider.

Azizan dilahirkan pada 25 Oktober 1944 dan meninggal dunia sebulan sebelum ulang tahun kelahirannya ke-69.

Beliau dilantik sebagai Menteri Besar Kedah selepas Pakatan Rakyat memenangi negeri itu semasa PRU12 pada 2008.

Pendidikan awalnya bermula di Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Limau, seterusnya ke Maktab Mahmud pada  1959 dan kemudiannya menuntut di Universiti al-Azhar, Mesir dalam jurusan Sarjana Muda Syariah serta mendapat pendidikan undang-undang dari Universiti Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Antara jawatan yang disandangnya ialah Naib Presiden PAS (2003-2005), Ketua Penerangan PAS Pusat (2001-2003), Ahli Majlis Syura Ulama PAS (1991 hingga kini), Ahli Jawatankuasa Kerja PAS Pusat (1993 hingga kini) selain menjadi Pesuruhjaya PAS Kedah (2000 hingga kini),

Selain itu, beliau pernah memegang jawatan Setiausaha Perhubungan PAS Kedah pada tahun 2000. Beliau memenangi kerusi DUN Sungai Limau (dahulu dikenali sebagai DUN Sala) sejak 1995 hingga kini. - 26 September, 2013.

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  • Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues insults on late Karpal, says Facebook user The Malaysian Insider
    Langkawi MP unrepentant, continues insults on late Karpal, says Facebook user

    A Barisan Nasional MP whose Facebook posting poking fun at the death of Karpal Singh shocked Malaysians has again insulted the late DAP leader, this time comparing him to a hostile figure in Islamic history who fought against Prophet Muhammad. Facebook user Shamsul Kamal Ariffin Mohd Nasir, 42, told The Malaysian Insider that Langkawi MP,... …

  • Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police The Malaysian Insider
    Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police

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  • Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy The Malay Mail Online
    Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 — A feud is breaking out between former Perkasa vice president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin and Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin on Twitter. Told unequivocally by the minister... …