3 Sabah PKR divisions to undergo re-elections

The PKR election has been marked by controversies, especially over the party’s use of the e-voting system. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: PKR election committee chairman Rashid Din today confirmed that three divisions in Sabah would have to undergo re-elections this weekend.

When contacted by FMT, he said the re-elections in Tawau and Keningau would be held on Nov 10, while the re-election in Pensiangan would be held the next day.

He said the polls in Tawau and Keningau had to be cancelled due to the commotion between the supporters of Mohamed Azmin Ali and Rafizi Ramli, who are locked in a fierce contest for the deputy president’s post.

“For the Pensiangan division, meanwhile, we have to undergo a re-election as polling was extended due to the overwhelming crowd.”

The Keningau and Tawau PKR divisional elections were initially held on Nov 3 while the Pensiangan division election was held on Nov 4.

Official results in 22 out of 25 divisions in Sabah show Azmin leading Rafizi by 1,611 votes.

The official results, which were posted on the party’s website, put Azmin at 9,325 votes against Rafizi’s 7,714.

Rafizi recently claimed that various problems with the polls in Sabah had cost him a 3,000-vote lead against Azmin.

He said these problems included poor internet connectivity, the lack of printers providing QR codes for voters and a polling centre that could not accommodate voters.