Crushing victory for BN: Slap in the face for BA?

29 January 2007 | 07:28 min
Video: Crushing victory for BN: Slap in the face for BA?
BN’s Abdul Aziz Kiram steamrolled past the 22-year-old Ng Chee Pang by amassing a whopping 5,857-vote majority. This is 3,186 votes more than the majority achieved in 2004 general election. Abdul Aziz, 46, gained 6,276 votes while Ng garnered 419 votes. Ng also lost his RM5,000 deposit. There were 385 spoilt votes. Returning Officer Abdul Kadir Awang Bakar made the announcement at about 8pm at the Raub Silver Jubilee Hall.

Also present was Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak.Today some 7,131 or 67.32 percent of the 10,525 registered voters for the Batu Talam state seat went to the polls until the centres closed at 5pm. In 2004, about 76.59 percent of the 10,866 registered voters voted to give a victory to BN in this traditional seat. The question now is: Is this a rejection to PAS’s boycott of the by-election?

Camera in-hall: Beh Lih Yi
Additional footage: Shufiyan Shukur / K Indrani
Camera assistant: Ko Aung
Reporting: Beh Lih Yi, Bede Hong, Kuek Ser Kuang Keng, Muda Mohd Noor and K Kabilan