The wait is finally over! With 16,741 votes Dr Wan Azizah, 62, secure PKR’s victory in the state seat for the third time. BN candidate Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun garnered 11,362 votes. PKR’s candidate Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail retained the state seat with a majority of 5,379 votes, compared with the 6,824-majority vote it secured in the 13th General Election (GE13) last year.
“Even though BN did not win, we managed to reduce the majority of the opposition and obtain a higher percentage of the Chinese votes as compared to the 13th General Election,” said the MCA vice-president, Chew Mei Fun.
She said she would give full attention to the party’s internal matters, including work in the three committees and bureaus under her, namely the social development committee, political education bureau and the Penang State Liaison Committee. Chew also hoped that Wan Azizah would carry out her duties as Kajang state assemblyman with full dedication and fulfil the promises made in the manifesto she presented to the people.
Meanwhile, Dr Wan Azizah said she wants to give priority to fulfilling the promises she made in her manifesto. “There are priorities that we have to look into, such as cleanliness and road congestion here,” she told reporters.
Opposition chief Anwar Ibrahim said Pakatan Rakyat actually expected the reduction in majority percentage which was caused by voters being outside Kajang. “We are very satisfied, the result is very reassuring as it shows the support of the voters for us,” he said.