SHAH ALAM: PAS said the outcome of the Seri Setia by-election yesterday showed that voters welcome a united opposition, as reflected in the Islamist party’s alliance with Umno.
PAS candidate Dr Halimah Ali, who lost to Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) Halimey Abu Bakar, said PAS received 100% more votes compared to its performance in the same seat four months ago.
Halimey got 13,725 votes while Halimah got 9,698 votes. In the last general election, PKR got 29,250 votes, Barisan Nasional got 9,878 votes, while PAS 4,563 votes.
She said PAS had made significant inroads for the first time at polling centres in TTDI Jaya, Sungai Way as well as PJS5.
“In fact, PAS also won the postal votes and early votes from police and military personnel as well as votes from young people and non-Malays.
“This is a signal from the voters who are now politically mature and not afraid to make a change,” she said at a press conference here today.
On the cooperation between PAS and Umno as an opposition bloc, Halimah said their alliance in the by-election gave hope for further cooperations in the future.
“It will benefit the people. We don’t necessarily need to agree in all aspects, but that doesn’t mean we have to oppose them in all issues. What matters is to fight for the greater good of the people.”