KOTA RAJA: Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu has won the Kota Raja parliamentary seat by defeating his nearest rival, PAS' Mohamed Diah Baharun with a whopping 71,142 vote majority. Mat Sabu garnered 90,697 votes compared to Diah who received 19,555 votes.
Barisan Nasional's V. Gunalan obtained 17,874 votes in the three-corner fight for the seat.
Pakatan Harapan also won all three state seats under the parliamentary constituency - Sentosa, Kota Kemuning and Sungai Kandis - as PKR's Gunarajah R. George obtained 38,108 votes to win the Sentosa seat.
His nearest rival Datuk R. S. Maniam (BN-MIC) received 4,500, Rajan Kesavan (PAS) received 1,722, M. Thelaiamnblam (PRM) received 79 and independent candidate P.S. Rajoo received 95 votes.
For Sungai Kandis, PKR's Shuhaimi Shaefie obtained 23,998 votes while Datuk Kamaruzzaman Johari (BN-Umno) received 11,518, Mohd Yusof Abdullah (PAS) with 7,573 votes and Hanfiah Husin (PRM) received 76 votes.
The N50 Kota Kemuning seat was won by DAP's V. Ganabatirau with 28,617 votes.
Burhan Adnan from PAS received 6,978 followed by Tiew Hock Huat from BN-Gerakan with 4,601, Abdul Razak Ismail from PSM with 226 and Independent candidate S. Rajasekaran with 93 votes.
Ganabatirau said he was happy that all the PKR candidates in Kota Raja had won their seats with huge majorities.
He said the high majority reflected that the people wanted Pakatan to continue to lead in the constituency.
"I thank my voters for giving me a strong mandate and will do my best for them," he said.
Debutant Gunarajah said his priority was to change the negative image Sentosa had inherited.
"Taman Sentosa has had a reputation as a notorious place in the past and I have to change it. I have a lot of work to do and will give my best service to the voters who also come from Bandar Botanic, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, Taman Klang Jaya and Taman Desawan," said a jubilant Gunarajah.
Meanwhile, Shuhaimi said it was a good win and pledged to work hard to serve his constituents.
"This is a new constituency for me and I have to ensure the issues at hand are resolved," said the former Sri Muda assemblyman.