SABAH GOES TO THE POLLS

4:25 PM

Anifah bangga, hormat keputusan PRN

KOTA KINABALU: Presiden Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) Anifah Aman berkata walaupun kemenangan tidak berpihak kepada partinya namun beliau tetap berbangga dengan rakyat Sabah yang membuang undi semalam dan menghormati keputusan itu.
 
Anifah berkata, walaupun kalah dalam 73 kerusi yang ditandingi, beliau tetap gembira dengan sokongan rakyat.

"Anak-anak Sabah telah bersuara, dan suara itu kami terima dengan rasa rendah hati dan kami hormati. Namun, jangan lupa kita hanya sebuah parti yang sangat baru, tidak sampai 2 bulan. Kita masih mendapat sokongan dalam bentuk undi walaupun tidak menang.
 
"Bagaimanapun, saya sebagai presiden PCS berharap, walau apa pun terjadi, jangan berhenti daripada terus memperjuangkan hak anda sebagai anak Sabah," katanya dalam kenyataan hari ini.
 
Anifah berkata, calon PCS perlu mengambil iktibar daripada pengalaman PRN itu sebagai pengajaran untuk bersedia berdepan cabaran pilihan raya pada masa depan.


Presiden Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) Anifah Aman berkata calon parti itu perlu mengambil iktibar daripada pengalaman PRN sebagai pengajaran untuk bersedia berdepan cabaran pilihan raya pada masa depan.


3:17 PM

Anifah gracious in defeat

 

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Cinta Sabah president Anifah Aman has accepted his party’s poor showing in the state election gracefully.
 
Anifah said despite having lost all the 73 seats it contested, he is nonetheless happy with the support shown by the people as the party had just undergone its rebranding less than two months ago.
 
“We still had the support in the form of votes although we did not win,” he said in a statement here today. “The numbers were small but enough for a new party in its long struggle. Just imagine if we had sufficient time to prepare ... I believe PCS can gain more support.
 
“However, as the president, I hope whatever happens does not stop from fighting for your rights as children of Sabah.”
 
Anifah lost to Warisan’s Daud Yusof in a four-way battle for the Bongawan state seat, garnering 3,598 votes against Daud’s 5,400 votes. Barisan Nasional and LDP also vied for the seat.
 


Parti Cinta Sabah president Anifah Aman said the party needs more time to establish itself among the people. (Bernama pic)


1:25 PM

Adun GRS adakan pertemuan sebelum ke Istana

KOTA KINABALU: Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) mewakili Gabungan Rakyat Selangor (GRS) mengadakan pertemuan pertama hari ini selepas keputusan pilihan raya negeri memihak kepada mereka semalam.

Setiausaha Agung Barisan Nasional (BN), Annuar Musa berkata dalam pertemuan itu ketua-ketua parti dalam GRS juga hadir.

"Ketua-ketua parti Umno, PPBM dan PBS akan mengadap Yang di-Pertua Negeri hari ini juga, Insyaallah," katanya di Twitter.


Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sabah Juhar Mahiruddin. (Gambar Bernama)


1:20 PM

GRS leaders to meet governor today

 

KOTA KINABALU: Gabungan Rakyat Sabah leaders are expected to meet the Sabah governor today, according to Barisan Nasional secretary-general Annuar Musa.

This follows a meeting of all 41 of GRS' assemblymen earlier today.


Gabungan Rakyat Sabah leaders expected to meet governor Juhar Mahiruddin. (Bernama pic)


12:56 PM

DAP tunjuk prestasi meyakinkan dalam PRN Sabah, kata Guan Eng

KOTA KINABALU: DAP berkata kemenangan 6 daripada 7 kerusi yang ditandingi dalam pilihan raya negeri (PRN) Sabah yang ke-16 semalam menjukkan prestasi parti itu semakin meyakinkan.

Beliau berterima kasih kepada pengundi dan penyokong di 6 kerusi yang dimenangi oleh DAP.

"Kami dengan rasa terhutang budi, berterima kasih kepada pengundi dan penyokong di Luyang, Kapayan, Likas, Tanjung Papat, Sri Tanjung dan Elopura yang memberikan majoriti tambahan kepada kami," katanya dalam satu kenyataan di Facebooknya.

Lim berkata, partinya akan meneruskan usaha untuk berkhidmat di DUN Bingkor walaupun kalah dikerusi itu bagi membuktikan keikhlasan DAP kepada penduduk setempat

"Kami merakamkan penghargaan kepada semua pekerja dan sukarelawan DAP yang membantu kami memenangi keyakinan pengundi. Anda sememangnya hebat," katanya.


Lim Guan Eng.


12:45 PM

Gabungan Rakyat Sabah won lion's share of new seats

 

KOTA KINABALU: Gabungan Rakyat Sabah, comprising BN, PN and PBS, won nine of the 13 new seats in last night's election.

They included the Lamag seat, won by Sabah BN chief Bung Moktar Radin. The other seats were Sungai Manila (BN), Pantai Dalit (BN), Tanjung Keramat (BN), Tulid (PN), Pintasan (PN), Bengkoka (PN), Bandau (PN), and Telupid (PBS).

Warisan Plus won the remaining four new seats, namely Darau, Limbahau, Segama and Kukusan.


Multi-cornered contests were seen in all 73 seats in yesterday's Sabah polls.


12:37 PM

DAP's victory overshadowed by Warisan Plus' failure, says Guan Eng

PETALING JAYA: Despite winning six out of seven state seats, DAP says its success was overshadowed by Warisan Plus' failure to win the majority of seats, said DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.

"Many are saddened and at a loss at how an election campaign filled with so much idealism and aspirations fell short," he said in a statement.

Lim said DAP won with an increased majority in Luyang, Kapayan, Likas, Tanjung Papat, Sri Tanjung and Elopura, only losing in Bingkor.

Lim said Warisan president Shafie Apdal's message of unity "is still best suited for a Sabah that is renowned for its racial harmony and religious understanding".

"Let us not despair or give in. We must continue to build a better nation for all Sabahans and Malaysians."


DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng says Warisan president Shafie Apdal's message of unity is still best suited for Sabah, which is renowned for its racial harmony and religious understanding.


11:35 AM

PBS denies linking up with Warisan Plus to form state govt

 

KOTA KINABALU: PBS has denied claims that it would be joining forces with Warisan Plus to form the state government.

“PBS would like to categorically deny claims that it is joining forces with  Warisan Plus to form the government,” its information chief Joniston Bangkuai said in a statement here today.

“This claim is being widely circulated on social media following the state election results yesterday.

“PBS, as an equal partner in Gabungan Rakyat Sabah, remains firm with its allies — Perikatan Nasional and Barisan Nasional.”


PBS information chief Joniston Bangkuai remains firm with its allies — Perikatan Nasional and Barisan Nasional.


8:47 AM

7 women win in Sabah polls, including 2 new faces

PETALING JAYA: There were a total of seven women who won in the Sabah election yesterday, with Sabah PKR chairman Christina Liew being the most prominent.

As the incumbent, she won the Api-Api seat defeating LDP president Chin Su Phin, PCS deputy president Pang Yuk Min, PBS deputy president Dr Yee Moh Chai, among others.

The remaining six candidates also included two new faces, namely Rina Jainal of Warisan and Flovia Ng from Perikatan Nasional-STAR.

Rina defeated Barisan Nasional veteran Chaya Sulaiman for the Kukusan seat with the narrowest majority recorded in the polls, 10 votes, while Ng won in Tulid in a seven-cornered fight.

The other four women who retained their place in the Sabah legislative assembly are Julita Mojungki (PBS) who won in Matunggong; and three Warisan candidates - Norazlinah Arif (Kunak), Manis Muka Mohd Darah (Bugaya) and Jannie Lasimbang (Kapayan).

A total of 49 women stood in the polls, 29 of whom lost their deposits.


Sabah PKR chief Christina Liew casting her ballot in the polls yesterday, (Bernama pic)


7:24 AM

Hajiji keeps people guessing on GRS CM candidate

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Perikatan Nasional (PN) chief Hajiji Noor kept the guessing game going over the chief minister candidate shortly after Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) clinched a simple majority to form the state government yesterday.

Hajiji, who is also Sabah PPBM chief, said the candidate for the hot seat will only be announced later this morning.

“On behalf of all the parties in GRS, I will announce our CM candidate tomorrow (Sunday) to be sworn in before the Sabah governor,” he told reporters here early this morning.

It was reported previously that Hajiji would be PN's choice for the CM seat, however, the Umno-led Barisan Nasional (BN) said that the decision was not final.


Hajiji Noor at the press conference early this morning following GRS winning the Sabah election.


7:17 AM

My support is with PN, says victorious independent candidate

KOTA KINABALU: Independent candidate Rubin Balang, who won the interior Kemabong seat, has pledged his support to Perikatan Nasional (PN).

He caught the attention of the media when he joined a press conference by Sabah PN chief Hajiji Noor at a hotel here early this morning.

Speaking to reporters later, Rubin, who was a five-term Kemabong assemblyman from 1994 to 2018 under Umno, said he was supporting PN and anyone proposed by the coalition as the chief minister.

Hajiji, when asked why Rubin was present, said “it’s because he supports PN”, to loud cheers from supporters.

Rubin won by a majority of 1,012 votes after collecting 4,214 votes against closest contender from Upko, Lucas Umbul who secured 3,202 votes, in a six-cornered fight.


Rubin Balang attending the press conference by Sabah PN chief Hajiji Noor early this morning.


1:15 AM

Upko president loses in polls, party wins only 1 seat

KOTA KINABALU: Several Upko leaders lost in the Sabah polls, including its president, Wilfred Madius Tangau.

Wilfred lost to PBS’ Joniston Bangkuai in Kiulu.

The party stood in 12 constituencies, but won only one - the Kadamaian seat contested by its vice president, Ewon Benedick. Ewon defeated PBS’ Demis Rumanti.

Other party leaders who lost included secretary-general Nelson W Angang (Kuala Penyu), treasurer general Laurentius Nayan Ambu (Tambunan) and Youth chief Felix Joseph Saang (Telupid).

In the last general election, several Upko candidates who won under the Barisan Nasional banner defected to Warisan, which allowed the party president, Shafie Apdal, to form the state government.


Upko president Wilfred Madius Tangau lost to PBS’ Joniston Bangkuai in Kiulu. (Bernama pic)


12:51 AM

Well done, now get cracking, Muhyiddin tells GRS winners

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin tonight told Gabungan Rakyat Sabah candidates who had been voted in that it was time to get cracking, after the loose coalition was announced as victors in the state polls.

GRS comprises Perikatan Nasional, Barisan Nasional and PBS.

In a telecast, Muhyiddin congratulated the winners, and expressed hope they would view the mandate given to them as a responsibility which they must take on.

“And now it is time to start your work as an elected representative with integrity and dedication and implement what has been promised (during the campaign),” he said.

Muhyiddin said GRS’ victory showed that the people of Sabah were confident in the candidates they fielded.

The Election Commission had earlier announced that GRS managed to secure 38 seats. Warisan won 29 seats.

Muhyiddin went on to thank the voters for backing GRS.

“We appreciate your support and God willing, we will fulfil our promises,” he said.

He also thanked election workers and volunteers who worked hard during the campaign.

Muhyiddin also said the new state government would get Putrajaya’s full support.

“And we will implement the promises made as soon as possible,” he said.


Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says the incoming assemblymen must carry out their promises to the voters. (Bernama pic)


12:35 AM

Janji di Sabah akan ditunaikan secepat mungkin, kata Muhyiddin

PETALING JAYA: Perdana Menteri Muhyiddin Yassin berjanji akan menunaikan janji Pilihan Raya Negeri (PRN) Sabah secepat mungkin.

“Rakyat Sabah sudah memilih dan sudah tiba masanya kita mulakan tugas sebagai wakil rakyat dengan penuh intergriti dan beramanah.

“Kerajaan Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) yang akan dibentuk seberapa segera mendapat sokongan padu daripada kerajaan persekutuan yang saya pimpin. Apa yang saya janji dalam PRN ini akan saya tunaikan secepat mungkin,” katanya pada sidang media yang disiarkan secara langsung malam ini.

Muhyiddin juga yakin Sabah akan menjadi negeri cemerlang dan mencapai kemajuan lebih besar bawah pentadbiran GRS.

Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya malam ini mengumumkan gabungan itu meraih majoriti mudah pada PRN Sabah ke-16 dengan memenangi 38 daripada keseluruhan 73 kerusi.

GRS merangkumi Perikatan Nasional yang memenangi 17 kerusi, Barisan Nasional (14 kerusi) dan PBS (7 kerusi).

Warisan Plus yang terdiri daripada Warisan (29 kerusi), PKR (2 kerusi) dan Upko (1 kerusi) berjaya menawan 32 kerusi.
 




12:22 AM

Unity of BN, PN and PBS contributed to victory, says Tok Mat

PETALING JAYA: The unity among Barisan Nasional, Perikatan Nasional and PBS was the key to the success of Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) in the Sabah elections, Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan said.

“GRS has proven that unity will definitely bring success,” he said in a statement.

Mohamad said Sabahans had made their decision and hoped that all would respect it in order to establish a more stable state government.

He assured Sabahans that their mandate would not be taken for granted and reminded those who won to fulfil their responsibility as elected representatives.

Tags: Sabah, election, Umno, Mohamad Hasan


Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan says GRS has shown that unity brings success. (Facebook pic)


12:13 AM

GRS menang 38 kerusi, menurut SPR

KOTA KINABALU: Hasil semakan di laman web Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya mendapati Gabungan Rakyat Sabah meraih majoriti mudah pada Pilihan Raya Negeri di Sabah ke-16 dengan memenangi 38 daripada keseluruhan 73 kerusi.

GRS merangkumi Perikatan Nasional yang memenangi 17 kerusi, Barisan Nasional (14 kerusi) dan PBS (7 kerusi).

Warisan Plus yang terdiri daripada Warisan (29 kerusi), PKR (2 kerusi) dan Upko (1 kerusi) berjaya menawan 32 kerusi.

Calon bebas pula menang di 3 kerusi.