BEAUFORT: Barisan Nasional (BN) has retained the Kimanis parliamentary seat after winning the by-election there today.
Its candidate Datuk Mohamad Alamin (pix), 48, won by a majority of 2,029 votes. He polled 12,706 votes while his opponent, Datuk Karim Bujang, 67, from Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) secured 10,677 votes.
Rejected votes numbered 320. Voter turnout was 79.92%.
Returning officer Jupari @Jupry Etok, who is also Beaufort district officer, announced the results at Dewan Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Dun Banir, the vote-tallying centre, at 9.30pm.
The by-election was necessitated by the Election Court’s nullification on Aug 16, 2019, of former MP Datuk Seri Anifah Aman’s win in Kimanis in the 14th General Election in May 2018. — Bernama