I was in Sandakan for only half a day, Najib tells Kit Siang after KO jibe

Najib Razak addressing a crowd in Sandakan last Friday.

PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak today ridiculed Lim Kit Siang’s claim that Pakatan Harapan’s victory in the Sandakan by-election last night was a “knockout blow” for him.

The former prime minister said he was only in the constituency for half a day, where he gave a speech at a ceramah after PBS sought his help to canvas for votes.

In comparison, Najib said the DAP supremo campaigned daily in Cameron Highlands and Semenyih during the by-elections but the ruling coalition still lost.

“Yet no one from Barisan Nasional was so arrogant as to claim that PH’s loss was a knockout blow for Kit Siang.

“His claim that it was a knockout blow for me shows his obsession with me,” he said in a Facebook post.

In hailing DAP’s landslide win in Sandakan last night, Lim said the party’s candidate Vivian Wong created history and delivered a “knockout blow” to the “Malu Apa Bossku” campaign by Najib.

Wong defeated her closest rival, Linda Tsen of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), by a 11,521-vote majority after garnering 16,012 votes.

Najib also trained his guns on Lim’s son, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, who going by Kit Siang’s logic, was also dealt a “knockout blow” after Bloomberg, labelled Bursa Malaysia the “worst major market in the world so far this year” last month.