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Nong's cheek up against Nurul's charm

COMMENT You got to hand it to Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Raja Nong Cik - the Umno man is one tenacious campaigner in his bid to unseat incumbent Nurul Izzah Anwar of PKR for the prized parliamentary seat of Lembah Pantai.

In some ways, this is the cynosure contest of the 13th general election, a conflict between spruced-up remnants of the Old Politics, represented by Nong Chik, against the New Politics, symbolised by Nurul Izzah.

Everything Nurul Izzah can do, Nong Chik wants to do - and do it better. Except perhaps at debating. We'll come to that in a while...