Updated 6.15 pm
PAS vice president Husam Musa says Anwar's victory will affect Abdullah Badawi's chances in Umno's election this December. Read his full statement here.
It's confirmed! Anwar Ibrahim will contest the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat, which will be vacated by his wife. Azizah, who improved her winning margin to over 13,000 votes in March this year compared with only 590 votes in 2004, has submitted her resignation to the Parliament Speaker today.
Permatang Pauh is in Penang, the home state that Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi lost to the DAP-PKR-PAS coalition during the General Election. A victory in Permatang Pauh, which is 99.99 % certain, will put Anwar back in Parliament after exactly 10 years.
The Election Commission must call for a by-election in 60 days.
Read the Star's report here.
Graphics from Malaysiakini.