KUCHING: As predicted, quite a number of big names who hold important positions in their respective political parties have lost their battle in the 15th general election (GE15).
One of them was Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum who was once again defeated in the Julau parliamentary seat by Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) president Datuk Larry Sng in the GE15.
Larry won 9,159 votes, while Salang only managed to secure 7,819 votes.
The other candidate was Susan George of Parti Bangsa Dayak Sarawak (PBDS) who only managed to capture a total of 5,224 votes and lost her election deposit.
Elly Lawai Ngalai, who contested as an Independent candidate only managed to garner a total of 335 votes.
Meanwhile, GPS’s Lo Khere Chiang also lost to Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sarawak chairman Chong Chieng Jen in the Stampin parliamentary seat.
Chong secured a total number of 39,310 votes, while Lo won 32,152 votes.
Parti Sarawak Bersatu’s (PSB) Lue Cheng Hing only managed to garner a total of 2,291 votes.
PSB’s president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh lost to DAP’s Oscar Ling who obtained 31,287 votes in the Sibu parliamentary seat as compared to Wong’s 11,128 votes.
Another PSB member, Baru Bian ws defeated in the Lawas parliamentary seat, losing to GPS’ Datuk Henry Sum Agong.
Baru, who is also PSB’s secretary-general, only garnered 5,684 votes against Henry Sum’s 11,361, giving the latter a majority of 5,677 votes.
The other candidate who lost in Lawas seat was Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) Japar Suyut.
Another PSB member, Johnical Rayong Ngipa also lost in the Lubok Antu parliamentary seat to GPS’s Roy Angau Gingkoi who secured a vote of 6,644. Johnical obtained 6,544 votes.
Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) Jugah Muyang garnered 5,360 votes, while PH’s Langga Lias secured 746 votes.
Meanwhile, Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan also lost in the Bandar Kuching parliamentary seat. He was defeated by Democratic Action Party’s (DAP) Bandar Kuching incumbent Dr Kelvin Yii.
Dr Yii retained his seat by winning a total of 45,353 votes, while Voon obtained a total of 1,760 votes and lost his election deposit.
The other candidate who also lost was GPS’s Eric Tay Tze Kok, who managed to secure a total of 16,642 votes.