Ling retains Sibu with 33,811 votes

Ling being carried by his supporters after the returning officer announced his victory in Sibu parliamentary seat.

SIBU, May 10: Democratic Action Party’s (DAP) Oscar Ling has defended the Sibu parliamentary seat with a majority of 11,422.

He has garnered 33,811 votes against Sarawak United Peoples’ Party’s (SUPP) challenger Datuk Andrew Wong who polled 22,389 votes; Sarawak Peace Party candidate Jamie Tiew, with 377 votes and State Reform Party (Star) Tiong Ing Tung, 175.

Both Tiew and Tiong lost their deposits.

The voter turnout in Sibu constituency which consists of Nangka, Bawang Assan and Pelawan was as high as 77.8 per cent.

In the 2013 general election, Ling won with a majority of 2,841 seats, defeating SUPP candidate Temenggong Datuk Vincent Lau. — DayakDaily