Baru ad­mits stunned by huge mar­gin

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LIM­BANG: State PKR chief Baru Bian, who stood against Hasbi Habi­bol­lah from Parti Pe­saka Bu­mi­put­era Ber­satu (PBB/BN) for the Lim­bang Par­lia­men­tary seat, was stunned by the big ma­jor­ity in favour of Hasbi.

Baru dis­closed that he did not ex­pect to lose by such a pro­por­tion and was very dis­ap­pointed by the out­come, he said to The Bor­neo Post when con­tacted in Kuching yes­ter­day.

In Sun­day’s Lim­bang par­lia­men­tary polling re­sults, Baru only man­aged 4,698 votes against Habis’ 12,999.

Baru said ob­vi­ously the peo­ple’s reaction to­wards BN govern­ment de­vel­op­ment good­ies was a ma­jor fac­tor and it shows they are still caught within the poverty trap.

He said the peo­ple es­pe­cially in the ru­ral ar­eas are close to the BN and could not re­late to the op­po­si­tion’s fight for a new govern­ment.

Baru, who is also state assem­bly­man for Ba Ke­lalan, claimed that money pol­i­tics con­trib­uted heav­ily to his de­feat where vot­ers were paid by cer­tain peo­ple to in­flu­ence their choice.

Baru Bian

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