Seri Setia still a Pakatan stronghold

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  • Sunday, 09 Sep 2018

PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan has retained the Seri Setia state seat with a small majority, clinching its second by-election win after Sungai Kandis.

Pakatan’s Halimey Abu Bakar received 13,725 votes against 9,698 votes for PAS’ Dr Halimah Ali. Halimey won with a 4,027-vote majority.

Halimey, from Kampung Lindungan, based his campaign platform on his promise to tackle bread-and-butter issues faced by the lower-income group.

The results showed that Seri Setia, which has been a PKR-held seat since 2008, remains a Pakatan stronghold.

PAS candidate Dr Hjh Halimah Ali visiting polling station at SEK Jenis Kebansaan Seaport for the Seri Setia By Election. ...Sam Tham/Star Publication
Warm greetings: Dr Halimah (above) visiting the polling station at SJK Seaport.  xxxx

During the 14th General Election, the late Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin from PKR defeated candidates from PAS and Barisan Nasional with a majority of 19,372 votes.

Mohd Ghazali Daud of PAS garnered 4,563 votes, Barisan’s Yusoff M Haniff received 9,878 votes while independent candidate S. Vigneswaran only got 217 votes.

The Sungai Kandis by-election, called after Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei died of lymphoma on July 2, was won by PKR’s Zawawi Ahmad Mughni on Aug 4.

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