Johor polls: Victory awaits BN; Pakatan and Perikatan trounced (unofficial)

IT seems like Barisan Nasional is on a roll now, with unofficial results saying that the coalition is slated to win a comfortable majority in the Johor state election.

As of press time, BN has own 39 seats from the 56 being contested in Johor. A coalition or party needs to win at least 29 seats to form the new state government.

As of 9pm, BN managed to recapture eight seats won by Pakatan Harapan in the 2018 General election.

The seats are Tenang (Bersatu), Bekok (DAP), Gambir (Bersatu), Yong Peng (DAP), Paloh (DAP), Bukit Permai (Bersatu), Pekan Nanas (DAP) and Pemanis (PKR).

Caretaker Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad retained the Benut state seat with a comfortable majority of 5,379 votes.

He contested against PKR’s Haniff @ Ghazali Hosman, Perikatan Nasional’s Datuk Isa Ab. Hamid and Parti Pejuang Tanah Air’s Iskandar Noor Ibrahim.

It is to note that PKR’s heavyweight contender, former education minister Maszlee Malik failed in his bid to win the Layang-Layang seat.

BN’s candidate Abd Mutalib Abd Rahim won 7,309 votes, with Maszlee coming in second at 4,613 votes. Perikatan’s Alagathiran Krishnan won 1,213 votes with Pejuang’s Ahmad Shafiq Othaman winning only 168 votes.

As for Gambir, a state seat which former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin decided not to recontest was won by BN’s Shahrihan Jani with 6,947 votes.

PKR’s Naim Jusri came in second with 4,477 votes and Perikatan’s Mohd Solihin Badri got 4,264 votes. Pejuang’s Suraya Sulaiman won only 148 votes.

As for the DAP, Its Johor chapter chief Liew Chin Tong managed to win Perling with over 18,600 votes.

In a surprise, Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (MUDA) beat the odds with its secretary general Amira Aisya Abd Aziz winning the Puteri Wangsa seat. – March 12, 2022.

(Photo credit; Astro Awani)

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