Mahathir wins in Langkawi with 8,893 majority

Mahathir wins in Langkawi with 8,893 majority
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GEORGE TOWN (May 9): Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has won the contest for the Langkawi Parliamentary seat with a majority of 8,893.

His opponents were Barisan Nasional's Datuk Nawawi Ahmad and PAS' Zubir Ahmad.

Mahathir, 92, returned to the political fray this general election in the wake of  the financial issues relating to BN chairman and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).

Yesterday, in his final plea to Malaysians he said: “I realise I am old and I don’t have much time left (but) this is the last time I can contribute to the struggle of the country.

“I am not looking for riches, positions or titles. I have enough but what I value is our people, race and religion. What we need is to vote out a government that is devoted to cash. That is all we need, and that is enough for me."

The official results from Bernama:

KEPUTUSAN/RESULT - KEDAH
P004: LANGKAWI: KEDAH: 42,697
 
1. Zubir Ahmad (PAS)     5,512     
2. DR MAHATHIR MOHAMAD (PKR-PPBM)     18,954     
3. Datuk' Ir Nawawi Ahmad (BN-UMNO)     10,061     
            
Jumlah mengundi/Votes Cast     35,250     
Peratus/Percentage     82.6%
Undi rosak/Spoilt votes     604     
Majoriti/Majority     8,893     
 
Penyandang/Incumbent: Ir Nawawi Ahmad (BN-UMNO)
Undi diperolehi/Votes polled: 21,407
Majoriti/Majority : 11,861