DAP’s Abdul Aziz Isa has conceded defeat in the fight for the Batu Kitang seat in the Sarawak state election. Abdul Aziz, in his Facebook posting, offered his congratulations to his opponent, Barisan Nasional’s Lo Khere Chiang. “Although I lost with marginal votes, it was a great fight,” he said. Loh bagged 6,466 votes to Aziz’s 4,626.
PKR, meanwhile, managed a dismal 883. He said the outcome was predicted as the fight was not “on an even playing field.” He said although the voter turnout was low, he was glad that DAP managed to gain more than 4,600 votes.
Aziz had entered the fray amidst a backdrop featuring bickering coalition partners, with DAP and PKR vying for the same seat.
PKR lawmakers had told voters “not to waste their votes” on DAP. Abdul Aziz, who is the special assistant to Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chien Jen, was supposed to have stood in Stakan, where he would have faced PBB’s Mohammad Ali Mahmud.
PKR and DAP went head to head in five other seats, which are Mulu, Mambong, Murum, Simanggang and Ngemah.