April 7, 2009
SUNGAI PETANI: PKR’s S. Manikumar won the Bukit Selambau seat with a majority of 2,403 votes on Tuesday.
Manikumar, 35, obtained 12,632 votes against Barisan Nasional candidate Datuk S. Ganesan’s 10,229 votes.
Manikumar celebrates his victory with Kedah mentri besar Azizan.
The Bukit Selambau by-election had created history by having the most number of candidates, totalling 15 altogether.
The other 13, who contested as Independent candidates, included Mej (Rtd) Anuar Abd Hamid, who secured 528 votes, the highest among the independents.
The result for the by-election was announced by Returning Officer Datuk Abdullah Mat Akhir at the vote tallying centre at Sekolah Menengah Teknik 2 at 10.45pm.
The by-election was held following the resignation of incumbent assemblyman V. Arumugam on Feb 8. - Bernama