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Permatang Pauh
Permatang Pauh
is a town in Central Seberang Perai
Central Seberang Perai
District, Penang, Malaysia. There are two institutions of higher learning located in Permatang Pauh, namely a campus of Universiti Teknologi MARA
Universiti Teknologi MARA
(UiTM) and Politeknik Seberang Perai. Permatang Pauh
Permatang Pauh
town is a town beside the longest expressway of Malaysia
Malaysia
in Penang. It is located in the central of Penang
Penang
state, in the middle of the Bukit Mertajam
Bukit Mertajam
and Kepala Batas. The Permatang Pauh highway is a flyover highway and a diamond shaped interchange. A U-Turn road also had been made below the north south highway to let the travelers have a back turn to the Petron petrol station, flats and some shops here. Permatang Pauh
Permatang Pauh
is also the hometown of the head of Penang, the Penang Governor since 2001. Yet he is now residented in Jalan Utama on the Penang
Penang
Island. His residence is only near to Karpal Singh house, the member of parliament of Bukit Gelugor, Jelutong previously. There are also several Chinese schools near Permatang Pauh. Those are Lay Keow and Chung Hwa. The Butterworth primary school name is called Chung Hwa. The trunk road to Ipoh and Bukit Mertajam
Bukit Mertajam
is also found here. It is located 160 kilometres from Ipoh and 10 kilometres from Bukit Mertajam. While with the expressway, it is 335 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur and 90 kilometres to Alor Star. People is to start ramping into the Seberang Jaya
Seberang Jaya
highway flyover to go down to the capital after coming out Permatang Pauh
Permatang Pauh
Interchange. The Permatang Pauh
Permatang Pauh
highway town interchange is the fifth largest highway interchange in Penang
Penang
after the Perai
Perai
and Seberang Jaya interchange. The JPJ in Seberang Jaya
Seberang Jaya
exit here is the Permatang Pauh JPJ, there is not Sebarang Jaya JPJ. Similarly, the Petronas petrol station beside of the JPJ is also belonged to Permatang Pauh
Permatang Pauh
while the rear Seberang Jaya's Petronas is on the opposite. The constituency of Permatang Pauh
Permatang Pauh
is one of the 29 seats held by Parti Keadilan Rakyat
Parti Keadilan Rakyat
in the current Parliament. The constituency covers areas such as Seberang Jaya, Permatang Pasir, Penanti, Kubang Semang, Bandar Perda, Tanah Liat, Guar Perahu and Mengkuang Titi. It was represented by Anwar Ibrahim, former Deputy Prime Minister and current Leader of the Opposition, who was elected in the by-election in 2008. Anwar previously served as MP for Permatang Pauh
Permatang Pauh
from 1982 to 1999. Due to the Federal Court's decision to not overturn Anwar's guilty verdict in the sodomy case, the seat for Permatang Pauh
Permatang Pauh
was declared vacant due to disqualification of the incumbent MP. A by-election held on the 7th of May 2015 was won by Anwar's wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who also previously held the seat from 1999 to 2008 when Anwar was ineligible to contest due to his imprisonment until 2004 and the subsequent disqualification from contesting elections until 2008. References[edit]

^ "Malaysia: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 

External links[edit]

Dummipedia: Geography of Permatang Pauh[permanent dead link] Result of Malaysian General Election 2008 for Permatang Pauh

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