SUNGAI LIMAU, 4 Nov: PAS officially managed to retain the Sungai Limau State Legislative Assembly seat with a majority of about 1,084 votes, a decline from the 1,690 majority in the 13th General Election (GE-13).
PAS candidate, Mohd Azam Abd Samat, received 12,069 votes while BN candidate Dr Ahmad Sohaimi Lazim receives 10,985.
A total of 85.5 percent (22,642 voters) out of 27,222 voters in the State Legislative Assembly fulfilled their duties today.
Citing Mallaysiakini, PAS defended the seat for the fifth consecutive term. The by-election was held following the death of incumbent, Tan Sri Azizan Razak, due to diabetes complications.
During the GE-13, PAS defended the seat with a majority of 2,774 votes. At the time, Azizan received 13,294 votes to beat three other candidates, including the candidate from BN who received 10,520.
This means that PAS dropped by 1,255 votes while BN votes increased by 465.
Kedah PAS Commissioner, Datuk Mahfuz Omar, said the decline in the majority received by the party is because the by-election was on a weekday.
According to him, this caused only 2,300 out of 3,600 outstations voters who returned to vote today.