(OFFICIAL) PAS’ Abidin Ismail retains Sungai Bakap for Perikatan with larger majority

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

SEBERANG PERAI, July 6 — PAS has retained its Sungai Bakap seat with a larger majority compared to the state elections last year.

According to unofficial results, Abidin Ismail, standing under the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition banner, obtained 14,489 votes, winning by a majority of 4,267 votes against Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) Joohari Ariffin who obtained 10,222 votes.

The official results were announced by returning officer Khairulnizam Hashim at the vote-tallying centre at the Jawi Multipurpose Hall in Taman Desa Jawi, Nibong Tebal tonight.

Khairulnizam said the voter turnout was 63.45 per cent.

In the state elections last year, PN’s Nor Zamri Latiff, who was the PAS Nibong Tebal chief, won the seat with a majority of 1,563 votes against PH’s Nurhidayah Che Rus.

The by-election was triggered after Nor Zamri died due to abdominal inflammation on May 24.

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