GE15: Dr Wee congratulates Barisan's newly-elected Tioman rep Johari, thanks all involved

PETALING JAYA: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong congratulates Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Hussain and Barisan Nasional (BN) for winning the Tioman state assembly seat with 8,080 votes.

“Although the majority was reduced from 1,280 in the 14th General Election (GE14) to 573 votes in GE15 this time, I am confident that the BN machinery has done its best to win.

“Thank you BN machinery, thank you voters of Tioman, thank you EC, volunteers, security team, medical personnel and everyone involved in ensuring the GE15 process for the Tioman state assembly seat ran smoothly,” he said in a Facebook post late Wednesday (Dec 7) night.

Johari had a majority of 573 votes over Perikatan Nasional's Nor Idayu Hashim who received 7,507 votes.

Pakatan Harapan's Mohd Fadzli Mohd Ramly, Pejuang's Osman Bakar and Independent candidate Sulaiman Bakar all lost their deposits after having failed to secure one-eighth of the total votes.

Barisan now has 17 seats in the state assembly, equal to Perikatan's holdings.

Pakatan holds eight seats in the assembly.

Voter turnout in the electorate of 28,465 voters was 58.39%.

The Tioman state election was postponed due to the death of Perikatan candidate Md Yunus Ramli hours before polling began on Nov 19.

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