Halimey is Seri Setia assemblyman

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Pakatan Harapan's Halimey Abu Bakar polls 13,725 votes to win the Seri Setia state seat. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, September 8, 2018.

PAKATAN Harapan’s Halimey Abu Bakar has officially defeated PAS’ Dr Halimah Ali to win the Seri Setia state seat.

Halimey received 13,725 votes to Dr Halimah’s 9.698 votes. 

Halimey won with a majority of 4,027 votes. 

Voter turnout was 44.1%.

On the low turnout, Halimey said it could have been due to the long weekend and the bad weather.

It started raining today at 2pm and it was still drizzling when polling closed at 5.30pm.

“I expected a 60% voter turnout but only 44% came out. But I thank all 44% who voted today,” he said in a press conference at Dewan Sivik MBPJ today. 

He attributed his win to the fact that he was a local boy.

Halimey, 46 was born and raised in Kg Lindungan. 

Halimey’s wife Suhati Bakri said her husband deserved to win as he had worked hard when he was a Petaling Jaya councillor.

“He has been in politics for 10 years as a councillor and has sacrificed a lot. But it has been worth it. I am truly moved by the victory,” she said. 

The Seri Setia seat fell vacant following the death of its assemblyman Shaharuddin Badaruddin of colon cancer on August 2.

In the May general election, Shaharuddin won 29,250 votes to defeat Barisan Nasional’s Yusoff M Haniff (9,878) and PAS’ Mohd Ghazali Daud (4,563) by a majority of 19,372 votes. Independent S Vigneswaran LM Sanasee managed 217 votes. –  September 8, 2018.

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  • Well done

    Posted 5 years ago by Tay Hook Sing · Reply

  • PAS members not happy with UMNO that's why the turn out low

    Posted 5 years ago by Silvadas Paramu · Reply

    • And because they are arrogant as well

      Posted 5 years ago by Azman Shah Mohamed Noor · Reply

  • Syabas PH....Pas / BN / Umno tutup kedai

    Posted 5 years ago by MC HS · Reply

  • Maybe many of the PAS and UMNO members vote for PH .

    Posted 5 years ago by Silvadas Paramu · Reply

  • Tahniah PH PAS can start caning to win

    Posted 5 years ago by Tharan Singh · Reply


    Posted 5 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA · Reply

    • In memory of the late incumbent politician, get yourself tested for colon cancer if 40/50 years or older, as a poster banner advises at the health clinic. Also eat a high fibre diet & get 15 minutes sun exposure daily on your bare skin e.g. Short-sleeve shirt(for men) or short-sleeve blouse(for ladies). Do not forget to walk 30 minutes daily in a safe place..

      Posted 5 years ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA · Reply

  • Umnos low turnout rate advantage (or in this case, PASs), has gone.

    Posted 5 years ago by Chean Ang Heng · Reply

  • If low turn out rate also lose, I dont think Umno or Umno-Pas combo have any chance of winning with larger turn out.

    Posted 5 years ago by Chean Ang Heng · Reply