Permatang Pauh (GPS: 5.41058, 100.41329) is a place in Seberang Perai on mainland Penang. It is probably most famous for being the base for Anwar Ibrahim, the opposition leader from the People's Justice Party who was also a former deputy prime minister of Malaysia.
The easiest definition of Permatang Pauh follows the course of Jalan Permatang Pauh, the main road through the area, which runs from the Permatang Pauh Roundabout to the south, to Jalan Telaga Air to the northwest. Midway, Jalan Permatang Pauh forms a junction with Jalan Sama Gagah, after which it changes its course to continue southwests, to end at the Permatang Pauh roundabout.
The Parliamentary Seat of Permatang Pauh (as of 2015, represented by Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, PKR) comprises three state seats namely Seberang Jaya (Afif Bahardin, PKR), Permatang Pasir (Salleh Man, PAS) and Penanti (Norlela binti Ariffin, PKR).
Jalan Permatang Pauh, approaching the junction with Jalan Sama Gagah.
7 May, 2015 A by-election was held at Permatang Pauh after the seat fell vacant because its member of parliament, Anwar Ibrahim, was disqualified after being found guilty of sodomy. The by-election was won by Anwar's wife and former opposition leader Wan Azizah Wan Ismail of Parti Keadilan Rakyat, with 30,316 votes (58%) against 21,475 votes (41%) for Barisan Nasional's Suhaimi Sabudin. Two other candidates lost their deposits.
Exit the North-South Expressway at Exit 163 (Seberang Jaya Interchange) and head east on the Butterworth-Kulim Expressway (BKE). Exit the BKE at Exit5 1504 (Permatang Pauh Interchange).
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