Sandakan by-election is a national turnaround of political fortunes, wiping out the three Pakatan Harapan by-election defeats of Cameron Highlands, Semenyih and Rantau and a knockout blow to Najib’s shameless “Malu Apa Bossku” campaign

It is now 7.20 pm. According to the Election Commission website unofficial results, DAP has polled 16,012 votes, PBS 4,491 votes, winning with a stunning majority of 11,521 votes with the three independent candidates losing their deposit with 126 votes, 178 votes and 788 votes respectively.

Unofficially, Vivian Wong is now the Member of Parliament, winning the Sandakan parliamentary seat with a bigger majority than her father, Stephen Wong, who with a majority of 10,098 votes.

In fact, Vivian Wong has made history as she has won the Sandakan parliamentary seat with the greatest majority in the history of Sandakan.

Even more important, Vivian Wong’s victory in the Sandakan by-election is a national turnaround, wiping out the three Pakatan Harapan by-election defeats of Cameron Highlands, Semenyih and Rantau and a knockout blow to former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s shameless “Malu Apa Bossku” campaign.

MP FOR ISKANDAR PUTERI
Media comment by Lim Kit Siang in Sandakan on Saturday, 11th May 2019