Malaysia’s 13th General Election


Zaini will work with Pakatan's Lim, Boo

GELANG PATAH: Dr Zaini Abu Bakar, the only Barisan Nasional candidate to secure a win in the Gelang Patah parliamentary constituency, said that he would now have to work together with DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang and Dr Boo Cheng Hau in developing Gelang Patah.

Speaking to reporters after the polls results were announced, Zaini, who won the Nusajaya state seat, said he was sad that Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman and Liang Ah Chy did not win in the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat and Skudai state seat respectively.

However, Dr Zaini said he would accept the challenge of working together with Lim and Dr Boo, who is the Gelang Patah member of parliament and Skudai assemblyman, respectively.

"It is not the end of the world ... this just means that BN component parties will have to work harder. We must work together for the rakyat."

Dr Zaini won 23,166 votes, defeating Pas vice-president Sallahuddin Ayub by a 2,201-vote majority.

Barisan Nasional’s Dr Zaini Abu Bakar (centre) raising his hands in victory after winning the Nusajaya state seat in the 13th General Election on Sunday. On his right is his wife, Rozetta Ariffin. Pic by Mohamad Shahril Badri Saali

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