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).
You can look for and book your hotel room direct from this website. Simply click here or use the search box below. You can filter the results based on your requirement, everything from five star hotels to homestays and more.
Look for a specific type of accommodation in Penang
Thank you for visiting my travel encyclopedia. I started it in 2003, and today it has over twenty thousand pages, all written by me. My name is Timothy Tye, you can call me Tim. I am a full-time website author writing only my own website, to describe things and places I am curious about. To know more about me, go to www.timothytye.com I have been living at home writing my websites full time since 2007. I describe my alternative lifestyle in my Happy Jobless Guy website.
As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News to people all over the world.