Hans-ups Altimet by two votes in Ampang PKR re-election: unofficial

Hans-ups Altimet by two votes in Ampang PKR re-election: unofficial

Official results expected to be announced within next couple of days

KUALA LUMPUR – The race for Ampang PKR chief went truly down to the wire as Datuk Hans Isaac edged fellow celebrity Syed Ahmad Syed Abdul Rahman, or Altimet, by a meagre two votes in the re-election, unofficial result shows.

According to the PKR election website, Hans managed to garner 748 votes to Altimet’s 746.

However, the official results are only expected to be announced within the next couple of days, with a number of dubious votes yet to be accounted for by the election committee.

Speaking to The Vibes, Hans expressed his gratitude towards those in Ampang who voted for him, indicating their support for the vision that he and his team have for the constituency.

“Obviously, we also want to work with everybody in Ampang, even the other candidates who did not make the winning list,” the celebrity said.

Hans, who is former National Film Development Corporation chairman, also credited his unofficial victory to his team for heading the campaign.

“But we still have to wait for the official announcement, because there are a few dubious votes that need to be looked at before the official final number is tallied.”

Last Friday, following the conclusion of the PKR election, the party decided to revoke Daing Muhammad Reduan Bachok’s victory in the race for the Ampang division chief after he was found engaging in vote buying during campaigning.

The election committee subsequently set June 29 for re-election, which was held at Dewan Dato’ Ahmad Razali in Kg Baru Ampang.

Daing, who was disqualified from contesting in the re-election, is a controversial figure in PKR after he was charged in 2018 with insulting the modesty of the party’s new deputy president Rafizi Ramli.

However, the Kota Kinabalu sessions court acquitted him last November after the judge ruled that the prosecution had failed to establish a prima facie case.

Daing won the original polling with 942 votes, with Hans and Altimet trailing in second and third places, respectively with 609 and 589 votes.

source – The Vibes


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