BN command centre, Rantau: The command centre erupts in celebration upon learning of Mohamad’s unofficial victory.
Mohamad surpasses the minimum threshold for victory.
This means around 8,266 votes is needed to win. Mohamad has thus far garnered 8,442 votes to Harapan’s 4,642 votes.
Meanwhile, independent candidates R Malar and Mohd Nor Yassin received 67 and 66 votes respectively.
The Umno acting president pumps his fists as the crowd cheers.
His supporters sing “terima kasih, terima kasih, Tok Mat menang” (thank you, thank you, Tok Mat wins).
BN captures Indian-majority polling district
BN wrests the polling district of Pekan Sagga from Harapan.
Pekan Sagga has the most proporition of Indian voters in Rantau, at around 63.7 percent. Malays make up 19.5 percent and Chinese16.8 percent.
Mohamad garners 56.57 percent of the votes in Pekan Sagga while Harapan 42.7 percent.