Warisan takes over BN strongholds with wins at Batu Sapi, Sekong, Karamunting
SANDAKAN: Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) managed to win all Barisan Nasional (BN) stronghold, the P.185 Batu Sapi parliamentary seat and two state seats under it, N.43 Sekong and N.44 Karamunting.
Warisan permanent chairman Datuk Liew Vui Keong defeated Datuk Linda Tsen Thau Lin from Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) with a majority of 4,619 votes.
Liew garnered 12,976 votes while Linda Tsen got 8,357 votes in the four-cornered fight.
Norsah Bongsu from PAS garnered 948 votes while Hamzah Abdullah from Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) garnered 980 votes.
Hamzah is the chairman of Amanah Sabah, and this general election was the sixth time he was contesting, but the first time representing Amanah.
The Batu Sapi parliamentary has a total of 32,574 registered votes, with a 73.8 per cent turnout and 655 spoilt votes.
BN also failed to defend the N.43 Sekong state seat as Arifin Asgali from Warisan won 2,035 majority with 6,740 votes, against Datuk Samsudin Yahya with 4,705 votes.
The seat had six candidates, the four others were Sahar Abdul Majid from PAS (366 votes), Abd Rashid Abd Rahman from STAR (48 votes, lost deposit), Datu Faisal Datu Bachtiyal, independent candidate (44 votes, lost deposit) and Alias Ramad Benjamin from Parti Kebangsaan Sabah (16 votes, lost deposit).
Sekong recorded a total of 16,552 registered voters, with a 74.5 per cent turnout and 337 spoilt ballots.
George Hiew Vun Zin from Warisan won N.44 Karamunting with a majority of 3,848, with 7,243 votes garnered against Barisan Nasional Liberal Democratic Party’s first time candidate, Lim Kai Min who garnered 3,395 votes.
Two other candidates were Norsah Bongsu from PAS (677 votes) and Besarun Kecha from STAR (61 votes, lose deposit).
Karamunting has 16,052 registered voters with a 73 per cent turnout, and 267 rejected ballots.
The result was announced by returning officer Mohd Salleh Abbas at Forestry Department here at around 12.30am.
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Lim Guan Eng and Chow KonYeow congratulate each other at the tallying centre in George Town early today.