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.
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.