BN’s Mohd Sharim cruising to victory in Chini by-election

The unofficial results showing Mohd Sharim won the Chini by-election with a majority of 12,041 votes: Source: Election Commission.

PEKAN, July 4: The unofficial results of the Chini state by-election showed that Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Mohd Sharim Md Zain has won the seat with a vast majority of 12,041 votes.

As of 8:15 pm today (July 4), Mohd Sharim has garnered 13,198 votes against two other independent candidates Tengku Datuk Zainul Hisham Tengku Hussin who received 1,157 votes and Mohd Shukri Mohd Ramli who obtained 133 votes.

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition did not contest in the Chini by-election.

According to the Election Commission (EC), the Chini state seat has 20,990 registered voters as at May 7.

It revealed that voter turnout was 74 per cent.

The Chini by-election in Pahang was called following the death of its assemblyman Datuk Seri Abu Bakar Harun due to heart attack on May 6.

It is the first by-election amid Covid-19 pandemic since the Perikatan Nasional (PN) federal government took power in March 2020 and the 11th by-election after the 14th general election.

In the 14th general election held in May 2018, the late Abu Bakar who represented BN won the Chini seat with a majority of 4,622 votes.

He received 10,027 votes against Mohd Fadhil of Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) who garnered 5,405 votes and Mohamad Razali Ithnain from Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) who obtained 1,065 votes. —DayakDaily