(BN in distress, Anwar is back! Image source: The People’s Parliament)
What a win!
The final official majority is 15,671 votes. Anwar secured 31,195 votes; Ariff 15,524 votes and Akim’s Hanafi Mamat 92 votes (deposit lost).
And interestingly this is despite:-
BN pushing its whole election machinery to fight against one man (the TV, the newsprint, the money, the swearing, prominent spokesmen including top government officials – in the case of swearing);
Khairy making the arrogant remarks that they will bury Anwar’s political ambitions in this by election;
The sodomy accusations against Anwar;
The swearing on the Quran against Anwar;
There is a discrepancy between the Election Commission’s figure for the voter turnout of 65 per cent turnout and the actual turnout, which was 80 per cent;
Anwar still made with a bigger majority than his wife did in the last general election.… [Click to read the rest] “Anwar: I am Back!”