Sandakan win shows PH still has people’s support, says Wan Azizah

Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad taking a group picture with nurses during the Nurses Day celebration.

SERDANG: Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said Pakatan Harapan’s win in the Sandakan by-election yesterday has shown that the “argument” that the coalition is losing people’s support is not true.

“We won the by-election with cooperation from Warisan,” she told reporters today after launching the National Nurses Day celebration today. Present was Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Pakatan Harapan won the Sandakan by-election yesterday by a majority of 11,521 votes.

DAP’s Vivian Wong defeated her closest rival, Linda Tsen of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).

Meanwhile, commenting on DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang saying that he would quit politics if PKR president Anwar Ibrahim does not become the next prime minister, Wan Azizah said the transfer of power totally depended on the PH leadership’s decision.

“I want to be together with him (Lim) in building the new Malaysia,” she said.

Lim, who is Iskandar Puteri MP, told Umno’s acting president Mohamad Hasan that he was willing to bet his political career on a smooth transition of power.

Lim was responding to Mohamad’s contention that Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will not keep his promise to hand over his post to Anwar.