Tuesday, April 7, 2009

PKR won Bukit Selambau seat

PKR’s S. Manikumar won the Bukit Selambau seat with a majority of 2,403 votes.

Manikumar (right)

Manikumar, 35, obtained 12,632 votes against Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk S. Ganesan’s 10,229 votes. Voter turnout was 70%. The Bukit Selambau by-election had created history by having the most number of candidates, totalling 15 altogether.

All the independent candidates — R Loganathan, Tan Hock Huat, Mohd Radzi Md Lazim, Mohd Fadzil Wahab, Abdul Rahim Abu, L Sarala, A Jayagopal, S Moganakumar, Khamis Awang, Husaini Yaacob, Vaneson Michael, Mejar (R) Anuar Abdul Hamid and T Chandrarajan — lost their RM5,000 deposit after failing to secure one eighth of the votes cast.

The most popular independent included Mej (Rtd) Anuar Abd Hamid, polled 528 votes and Mohd Radzi Md Lazim , the least 25 votes.

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