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Malaysia's Bukit Gelugor by-election: Son of late Karpal Singh wins

Published on May 25, 2014 10:04 PM
 
A file picture of (from left) Vice-president of Parti Cinta Malaysia Huan Gheng Guan, Independent candidate Mohamed Nabi Bux, DAP candidate Ramkarpal Singh and Independent candidate Abu Backer Sidek Mohamad Zan, who were contesting for the Bukit Gelugor parliamentary by-election in Georgetown, Malaysia. Mr Ramkarpal Singh has succeeded his father, the late opposition leader Karpal Singh, as the MP for Bukit Gelugor after a landslide victory in a by-election on Sunday. -- FILE PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Ramkarpal Singh has succeeded his father, the late opposition leader Karpal Singh, as the MP for Bukit Gelugor after a landslide victory in a by-election on Sunday.

The Democratic Action Party (DAP) candidate polled 41,242 votes to beat his closest opponent Parti Cinta Malaysia vice-president Datuk Huan Cheng Guan by a whopping 37,659 vote majority.

Huan secured 3,583 votes while the two independent candidates, Mohamed Nabi Bux Mohd Nabi Abd Sathar and Abu Backer Sidek Mohd Zan, obtained 799 and 225 votes respectively.

Huan, Mohamed Nabi Bux and Abu Backer Sidek lost their deposits after failing to secure one-eighth or 12.5 per cent of the total votes.

 
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