Sandakan by-election: PH and Warisan not a one-time wonder

Sandakan by-election: PH and Warisan not a one-time wonder

PUCHONG: The Sandakan by -election has proved two essential matters. The first is that the Pakatan Harapan and Warisan are not a one-time wonder, said DAP’s veteran leader Lim Kit Siang.

“The Sandakan by-election was a rare achievement which is a ringing endorsement not only for DAP, Pakatan Harapan and the Warisan-led Sabah state government, but a great boost and support for the start of second year in the agenda for change for a New Malaysia, New Sabah and New Sandakan.”

“The future can only better and brighter, as PH and Warisan forged ahead to keep faith with the people of Sandakan, Sabah and Malaysia to build a New Sandakan, a New Sabah and a New Malaysia,” added Lim who is also Iskandar Puteri MP.

DAP’s Vivian Wong Shir Yee retained the Sandakan parliament seat in a five cornered fight involving PBS vice president Linda Tsen and three other independents.

She raised the majority to 11,521 and won with a total of 16,012 votes compared to her rival, Tsen’s 4,491 votes despite a drop in the voter turnout.

Wong also won in all the polling districts.

The by-election was called due to incumbent Stephen Wong’s death in March. During GE14 he won with a 10,000 vote majority.

The Sandakan by-election also shattered the myth of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s invincibility in his newly found Malu Apa Bossku, Lim said.

“Najib disputed that he suffered a knockout blow in the Sandakan by-election. What a pity, the former Prime Minister is now so dazed that he does not know what is a knock-out blow.

“He thinks that the “Malu Apa Bossku” campaign is made of gold and diamonds when it is a mere house of cards,” he said.

“Let Najib continue with his “Malu Apa Bossku” sojourn until he ends up in Sungai Buloh,” he added.

Najib who is also the Pekan MP is currently facing trial over SRC and will be facing further trials over his involvement in the troubled state fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).