Wanna know the naked truth? Here's the list as you go along:
1)ANUAR B HAMID - An ex-Armed Forces major (retired), an UMNO member of Sungai Air Mendidih branch in Merbok division, frustrated with Umno after Dr. Mahathir left the party sulking. He was also responsible for closing down the Sungai Air Mendidih Umno’s Hall.
2)RADZI B LAZIM - Claimed to be ex-PKR division chief, its nonsense, he is now an UMNO member with several ex-PKR members including former Kedah youth chief, Zamil Ibrahim & ex-Merbok PKR chief, Mochtar Mansor.
3)KHAMIS B AWANG - An UMNO member of Sungai Layar branch in Sungai Petani.
4) ABD RAHIM B ABU - An UMNO member of Bukit Selambau, under the supervision of Pakjang Badri, former assemblyman of Bukit Selambau in the 1990’s.
5)HUSAINI YAACOB - Also an UMNO member , a businessman who owns 5 quarries in Singkir, Perlis, Bukit Perak, Sik & Juru. His firm owns an UMNO associated associated company, Kemelong.
6)FADZIL B ABD WAHAB - An ex-Army Officer who owns a cafe & kedai nasi kandar in Ambamgan Heights, Sg Lalang. He’s well known for his nickname “TokMisai”. He is also an UMNO samseng affiliate @ ‘Ayahanda’ Pekida.
7)TAN HOCH HUAT - A Gerakan member of Sungai Petani, a component of Barisan Nasional.
8 )CHANDARAJAH A/L TANASEGARAN - A MIC member of Taman Ria Jaya, Sungai Petani. Also a businessman.
9) G SARALA A/P LOGNATHAN - An ex- Kedah People’s Progressive Party Wanita Chief.
10)VENASON A/L MICHELE - An ex-MIC member of Taman Ria Jaya.
11)LOGANATHAN A/L RAMACHANDRAN - An ex-MIC member too.
12)MOGANAKUMA A/L SUBRAMANIAM - An ex- MIC, a Kedah HINRAF leader.
13) JAYAGOPAL A/L ADAIL KALAM - An ex-PKR member who was suspended by PKR Pokok Sena Division.
There! So much for the record-breaking feat for the number of candidates in any election. All of them are affliated in a way or the other to the parties concerned (in this case, PKR and UMNO). In the run-up to the tri-elections this Tuesday, I'll be happy if the Bukit Selambau people can read this and relay it to their families and relatives. But, I rather doubt it.
My revised predictions for tri-elections:
a) Bukit Selambau - BN to win by 1,500 majority.
b) Bukit Gantang - PAS to win by 3,000 majority.
c) Batang Ai - BN to win by 300 majority.
Held on a working day, voter turnout is expected to be low, a bad prospect for the opposition; unless SPR announce that Tuesday is a special holiday for the 3 places in order for the people to cast their votes.