Jul 14, 09 3:48pm
Kelantan PAS leader Husam blamed the narrow victory on vote buying. He said PAS had lodged a report over the matter and hoped that action would be taken.
According to him, BN should build a new bridge in Manek Urai as it has won the polling station in that area.
"We lost as a result of money politics,” he said. He nevertheless congratulated Manek Urai voters for resisting the 'bribes' offered by Umno to allow PAS to retain the seat. Hatta said that the bridge was "far too tempting" for some voters.
Husam also denied that Nik Aziz's influence was diminishing.
When asked whether the controversy involving party's No 2 Nasharuddin Mat Isa had a impact on the outcome of the by-election, he skirted the question by saying it was a naughty question.
Meanwhile, new state representative Mohd Fauzi Abdullah said he respected the decision of the voters and that he would serve the constituents despite scoring a reduced majority.