ALOR SETAR: Former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has lost his deposit in Langkawi in the 15th General Election (GE15).
The Parti Pejuang Tanah Air (Pejuang) president only garnered 4,566 votes and came in fourth behind Pakatan Harapan's Zabidi Yahya (5,417) in third, and Barisan Nasional's Datuk Armishah Siraj (11,945) in second place.
Perikatan Nasional's Datuk Mohd Suhaimi Abdullah emerged the winner of the parliamentary seat after receiving 25,463 votes for a majority of 13,518.
Also losing their deposits were Pakatan candidate Zabidi Yahya and Independent candidate Abd Kadir Sainuddin.
The result means Dr Mahathir has suffered the second defeat in a general election throughout his long political career.
The first time he lost was in 1969 to former PAS president Yusuf Rawa in the then Kota Setar parliamentary seat.