KUALA LUMPUR: The outcome of the Seri Setia by-election signals a positive shift in people’s reception towards Pas’ struggle.
Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said the low voter percentage turnout in the by-election also showed voter’s protest towards Pakatan Harapan.
In a statement tonight, the Marang memebr of Parliament said Pas respects the outcome of the Seri Setia by-election and thanked the voters for their trust.
“Pas is committed in continuing its fight for the people’s interest and is prepared to be a constructive opposition. It is also willing to cooperate with any quarters for the peace and wellbeing of the nation.
Hadi also thanked all Pas members as well as Umno and MIC for their role in the by-election.
Meanwhile, Selangor Pas election director, Roslan Shahir Mohd Shahir said the 44 per cent voter turnout was a low figure and did not reflect the number of registered voters in state constituency which stood at 53 592 voters.
“Unofficial results showed that PH’s popular votes dipped by 8 per cent, whereas Pas popular votes saw an increase, promising a positive future for the party and the opposition block, especially in Selangor,” he said.
He adds that based on the outcome at the voting channel’s, the party had managed to win back young voter’s especially among the young and also
managed to win four vote boxes this time around compared to non being won in the 14th General Election
“The Pas-Umno cooperation in the by-election was also proven to be an effective new political strategy and should be continued to be worked upon, as it was well received by the people,” Roslan said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd