BN wins handsomely in Chini

Mohd Sharim Md Zain defeats his two independent contenders soundly.

PEKAN: Nasional (BN) wins a landslide victory in the Chini state by-election today with a 12,650-vote majority.

BN candidate Mohd Sharim Md Zain, 41, garnered 13,872 votes to defeat his two independent contenders, Tengku Datuk Zainul Hisham Tengku Hussin, 64, who polled 1,222 votes and Mohd Shukri Mohd Ramli, 49, who only managed to secure 137 votes.

The result of the by-election was announced by Returning Officer Datuk Zaliza Zulkipli at the vote-tallying centre at the National Youth Skills Institute (IKBN) here at 9.04 pm. – Bernama