Dr M: PH to study Tg Piai defeat, claims anticipated a BN win

Dr M: PH to study Tg Piai defeat, claims anticipated a BN win

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan will conduct a post-mortem to identify the cause of its defeat in the Tanjung Piai parliamentary by-election recently.

Its chairman, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, in a statement today, said he accepted the decision made by Tanjung Piai voters, claiming he anticipated the opposition to win the seat.

He added that the government expected the opposition to win by less than 2,000 vote majority but the official results showed a defeat by 15,086 votes.

“A detailed, serious and honest post-mortem at all levels of the party will be conducted to identify the cause of our defeat in this by-election,” he said.

Mahathir also thanked all who had worked hard throughout the by-election.

The six-way fight for the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat saw Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng defeating other candidates including PH’s Karmaine Sardini.

Wee won with 15,086-vote majority.

Bernama