BN set for first victory since GE14

EC officers bringing in bags containing ballot papers into the counting centre at Sekolah Menengah Sultan Ahmad Shah in Tanah Rata.

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Barisan Nasional (BN) is poised to win the Cameron Highlands by-election today, according to unofficial results, which could see Ramli Mohd Nor becoming the first Orang Asli MP in the Dewan Rakyat.

As at 7pm today, Ramli is far ahead with 11,381 votes against his closest rival, DAP’s M Manogaran, who got 7,182 votes. The votes counted were more than half of the total votes.

Two other independents failed to make any impact.

This would be BN’s first electoral victory since the former ruling coalition’s historic defeat in the general election last year.

It will also be the opposition’s first by-election victory, after a string of defeats to PH in the four elections held since last year in Sungai Kandis, Seri Setia, Balakong and Port Dickson.