Sarawak state election, 2011

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Sarawak state election, 2011
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All 71 seats in the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly
36 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud.jpg
Leader Abdul Taib Mahmud Wong Ho Leng
Party Barisan Nasional Pakatan Rakyat
Leader since 26 March 1981 (1981-03-26) 18 April 2010 (2010-04-18)
Leader's seat Balingian Bukit Assek
Last election 62 seats, 61.84% 8 seats, 33.10%
Seats before 63 7
Seats won 55 15
Seat change Decrease8 Increase8
Popular vote 372,379 277,329
Percentage 55.36% 41.23%
Swing Decrease6.48% Increase8.13%

Chief Minister before election

Abdul Taib Mahmud
Barisan Nasional

Chief Minister-designate

Abdul Taib Mahmud
Barisan Nasional

A political campaign on the first day of the campaigning period by the DAP in Kuching, Sarawak

The tenth Sarawak state election was held on 16 April 2011 after nomination for candidates on 6 April. The purpose of the election was to elect 71 representatives to the Sarawak State Assembly.[1] The ninth state assembly was dissolved by Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak, Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng on the advice of Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud on 21 March 2011. [2] The previous state election in Sarawak was held in 2006.

The election resulted in Barisan Nasional (BN) retaining its two-thirds majority, albeit by a reduced margin.[3] BN lost eight seats, mainly through the Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP). SUPP leader and deputy chief minister George Chan Hong Nam lost his seat. The opposition Pakatan Rakyat made gains, but fell short of its goal to deny a two-thirds majority for BN. The party with the single biggest gain on the day was the Democratic Action Party (DAP), which doubled its seats to 12.[3]

Taib, who had served as Chief Minister for 30 years, was sworn in for his eighth term on the same night.[4] Wong Ho Leng was reappointed as opposition leader after his party (DAP) won the most number of seats for the opposition bench.[5] Before this, Baru Bian was being nominated as chief minister-in-waiting by Pakatan Rakyat.[6]


Before the dissolution of Sarawak State Assembly, the Sarawak branch of the federal ruling coalition Barisan Nasional held 63 state seats, of which the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu had 35 seats, Sarawak United People's Party 12 seats, Parti Rakyat Sarawak 8 seats and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party 8 seats. The opposition parties held eight seats in total; the federal opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat had seven seats (Democratic Action Party had six, and Parti Keadilan Rakyat had one), while the remaining one seat was held by Parti Cinta Malaysia.[7]

This election has became the biggest in the state history, whereby 213 candidates are vying for 71 seats.[8] Barisan Nasional fielded candidates for all 71 seats, of which Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu, is contesting 35 seats, followed by 19 for Sarawak United People's Party, 9 to the Parti Rakyat Sarawak and 8 to the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party. Pakatan Rakyat which was formed without a chairman in April 2010,[9] fielded candidates in 69 seats[10] out of the 71 seats, of which 49 candidates were from Parti Keadilan Rakyat, 15 seats from Democratic Action Party and five seats from Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party.[11] Sarawak National Party (SNAP), despite being a member of the Pakatan Raykat, fielded its own candidates in 27 constituencies after negotiations with Parti Keadilan Rakyat broke down. It has nevertheless announced that it will support Baru Bian, the Pakatan candidate for chief minister, if it wins any seats.[12]

The election also marks the debut of the Parti Cinta Malaysia, which is not affiliated with Pakatan Rakyat or Barisan Nasional and is contesting in 6 seats. Another newcomer is Parti Ekonomi Rakyat Sarawak Bersatu (PERSB) (English: United Sarawak People's Economic Party) vying 16 seats. However PERSB were forced to contest as independent candidates as their party application has yet to be approved by Registrar of Societies (ROS) and during the nomination day, one of PERSB's candidate for N.58 Jepak was rejected by the Election Commission (EC).[13]

Election issues[edit]

Member of Parliament Tony Pua of the DAP campaigning in Kuching

During the election, the opposition began painting the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition in a bad light by pointing to the impounding on Alkitab or Bahasa Malaysia bibles, saying that they were anti-Christian.[14]

Another election issue that the opposition has brought up was regarding the long tenure of Chief Minister Taib Mahmud and his refusal to resign and appoint a successor. The issue went in hand with them pointing out his alleged amassing of a huge fortune while in office which has been revealed in numerous websites, especially the Sarawak Report. Other reasons include fuel hike, land lease issue, state government contracts, open tender, and Chinese language education non-dominant parties perceived as weak partner in the state government, and weak party organisation and publicity. On government contracts, many Chinese businessmen were increasingly concerned about the lack of transparency and accountability on the awarding of the contracts. Several large infrastructure projects were awarded without notice or an open tender. [15][16]


A total of 18,363 eligible postal voters will be voting this time around in the Sarawak state election. Under Malaysian electoral law, teachers, military personnel, policemen and students based away from their constituencies are eligible to submit postal votes.[17]

e • d Summary of the 16 April 2011 Sarawak State Assembly election results
Votes % of vote Seats % of seats +/–
Barisan Nasional: 372,379 55.36 55 77.46 Decrease8[nb 1]
Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) 192,785 28.66 35 49.30 Steady
Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) 111,781 16.62 6 8.45 Decrease6
Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) 35,120 5.22 8 11.27 Steady
Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) 32,693 4.86 6 8.45 Decrease2
Pakatan Rakyat: 277,329 41.23 15 21.13 Increase8[nb 2]
Democratic Action Party (DAP) 134,847 20.05 12 16.90 Increase6
Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) 117,100 17.41 3 4.23 Increase2
Sarawak National Party (SNAP) 15,663 2.33 0 0.00 Steady
Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) 9,719 1.44 0 0.00 Steady
Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) 2,895 0.43 0 0.00 Decrease1
Independents 20,064 2.98 1 1.41 Increase1
Overall total 672,667 100.00 71 100.00 Steady

Source: Election Commission.[18] The Star (Malaysia).[19]

  1. ^ BN had an assemblyman (Larry Sng) who did not belong to any party. Sng did not contest the election and his seat (Pelagus) was won by an independent, counting as one additional loss for BN.
  2. ^ Coalition formed after previous election.

Although analysts predicted that Barisan Nasional's fight to keep their two-thirds majority in the assembly would be close,[20] they emerged with a relatively comfortable result, finishing the night with 55 seats, above the 47 needed for a two-thirds majority. Prime minister Najib Razak celebrated the victory as an indication that BN's support in Sarawak was still strong and noted that Pakatan Rakyat had failed to make major inroads into the state.[21][22]

BN won the election on the back of uneven performances by its component parties. The Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) led by Taib won all their seats contested,[23] but the Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) did poorly, with their leader, George Chan Hong Nam losing his seat as well.[22] The SUPP suffered a net loss of five seats, all to the Democratic Action Party (DAP), the same number it lost during the previous election. It won six out of 19 seats contested.[24]

The opposition parties also had differing performances in the election. The DAP won 12 out of 15 seats contested and made the biggest gain of the day with six additional seats, while the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) won only 3 seats out of 49 contested, gaining only two seats. PKR leaders still described the result as "historic" and a step towards a two-party system in the state.[25] Meanwhile, the local Sarawak National Party (SNAP) and peninsula-based Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) failed to win any seats with some candidates losing their deposits.[26]

Overview of seats[edit]

# Constituency Winner Party Votes Opponent(s) Party(ies) Votes Majority Incumbent
BN 55 | PR 15 | PCM 0 | IND 1
N1 Opar Ranum Anak Mina BN (SUPP) 3,360 Stephen Anak Sagir PR (SNAP) 674 2,006 Ranum Anak Mina
Joseph Jindy Anak Peter Rosen IND 475
Boniface Willy Anak Tumek PR (PKR) 1,354
N2 Tasik Biru Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie BN (SPDP) 5,829 Frankie Jurem Anak Nyombui PR (SNAP) 825 2,072 Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie
Datuk John Tenewi Nuek @ John Tenewi PR (PKR) 3,757
N3 Tanjung Datu Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Adenan Haji Satem BN (PBB) 4,218 Gilbert Asson Anak Kulong IND 215 3,216 Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Adenan Haji Satem
Nani Bt Sahari PR (PAS) 1,002
N4 Pantai Damai Dr.Abdul Rahman Bin Junaidi BN (PBB) 7,425 Suhaini Bin Selamat IND 111 5,071 Dr.Abdul Rahman Bin Junaidi
Wan Zainal Abidin Bin Wan Senusi PR (PKR) 2,354
N5 Demak Laut Dr.Hazland Bin Abang Hipni BN (PBB) 5,522 Ali Hossen Bin Abang PR (PKR) 1,770 3,752 Datuk Dr.Abang Hj Abd. Rauf Abang Hj. Zen
N6 Tupong Datuk Ir.Haji Daud Abdul Rahman BN (PBB) 8,304 Baharuddin @ Din Shah Bin Mokhsen PR (PKR) 3,753 4,551 Datuk Ir.Haji Daud Abdul Rahman
N7 Samariang Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali BN (PBB) 8,008 Zulrusdi Bin Mohamad Hol PR (PKR) 2,557 5,431 Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali
N8 Satok Datuk Amar Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg BN (PBB) 4,691 Ahmad Nazib Johari PR (PKR) 1,891 2,800 Datuk Amar Abang Abdul Rahman Zohari Tun Abang Haji Openg
N9 Padungan Wong King Wei PR (DAP) 11,957 Dominique Ng Kim Ho IND 439 7,884 Dominique Ng Kim Ho
Sim Kiang Chiok BN (SUPP) 4,073
N10 Pending Violet Yong Wui Wui PR (DAP) 14,375 Prof. Dr Sim Kui Hian BN (SUPP) 6,780 7,595 Violet Yong Wui Wui
N11 Batu Lintang See Chee How PKR 13,235 Sih Hua Tong BN (SUPP) 4,854 8,381 Voon Lee Shan
Soo Lina IND 290
N12 Kota Sentosa Chong Chieng Jen PR (DAP) 12,594 Datuk Alfred Yap Chin Loi BN (SUPP) 7,770 4,824 Chong Chieng Jen
N13 Batu Kawa Christina Chiew Wang See PR (DAP) 7,439 Tan Joo Phoi BN (SUPP) 6,896 543 Tan Joo Phoi
N14 Asajaya Hj.Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah BN (PBB) 7,597 Arip Bin Ameran PR (PKR) 3,108 4,489 Hj.Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah
N15 Muara Tuang Dato' Sri Mohamad Ali Mahmud BN (PBB) 11,039 Noraini Binti Hamzah PR (PAS) 3,196 7,843 Dato' Sri Mohamad Ali Mahmud
N16 Bengoh Dr.Jerip Susil BN (SUPP) 8,093 Willie Anak Mongin PR (PKR) 4,447 3,646 Dr.Jerip Susil
Wejok Anak Tomik IND 1,007
Richard @ Peter Margaret PR (SNAP) 928
N17 Tarat Roland Sagah Wee Inn BN (PBB) 6,287 Ateng Anak Jeros PR (SNAP) 567 1,995 Roland Sagah Wee Inn
Peter Ato Anak Mayau PR (PKR) 4,292
N18 Tebedu Dato' Sri Micheal Manyin Jawong BN (PBB) 6,196 Kipli Bin Ale IND 260 4,066 Dato' Sri Micheal Manyin Jawong
Christoper Anak Kiyui PR (PKR) 2,130
Anthony Anak Nais PR (SNAP) 468
N19 Kedup Maclaine Ben @ Martin Ben BN (PBB) 6,476 Lainus Anak Andrew Luwak PR (PKR) 4,211 2,265 Frederick Bayoi Manggie
Amin Anak Banti IND 397
Belayong Anak Jawan PR (SNAP) 666
N20 Sadong Jaya Aidel Bin Lariwoo BN (PBB) 4,008 Mahayudin Bin Wahab IND 402 2,934 Dato' Hj Wan Abdul Wahab Wan Sanusi
Abang Eddy Allyanni Bin Abang Fauzi PR (PAS) 1,074
N21 Simunjan Haji Naroden Majais BN (PBB) 5,495 Mashor Hussen PR (PKR) 1,417 4,048 Haji Naroden Majais
Zaini Bin Le' IND 179
Mac Palima Anak Nyambil PCM 237
N22 Sebuyau Haji Julaihi Bin Narawi BN (PBB) 4,045 Ali Bin Semsu IND 67 2,276 Haji Julaihi Narawi
Adam Bin Ahid PR (PAS) 1,769
N23 Lingga Hajjah Simoi Peri BN (PBB) 3,652 Abg Ahmad Arabi Bin Abg Bolhassan PR (PKR) 1,146 2,506 Hajjah Simoi Peri
Abang Othman Bin Abang Haji Gom PR (SNAP) 359
N24 Beting Maro Razali Gapor BN (PBB) 3,069 Abang Ahmad Kerdee Bin Abang Masagus PR (PAS) 2,678 391 Datuk Haji Bolhassan Di
N25 Balai Ringin Snowdan Lawan BN (PRS) 4,145 Ibi Anak Uding PR (PKR) 1,260 2,885 Snowdan Lawan
Dan A/K Giang PR (SNAP) 765
Lipeh Anak Mawi PCM 126
Cobbold Anak Lusoi IND 85
Sujal Anak Gansi IND 32
N26 Bukit Begunan Mong Dagang BN (PRS) 3,671 Lias Anak Julai IND 188 2,773 Mong Dagang
Jimmy Lim @ Jimmy Donald PR (PKR) 898
Ivanhoe Anthony Anak Belon PR (SNAP) 638
N27 Simanggang Datuk Francis Harden Hollis BN (SUPP) 4,758 Leon Jimat Donald PR (DAP) 2,311 2,447 Datuk Francis Harden Hollis
N28 Engkilili Dr. Johnical Rayong Ngipa BN (SUPP) 4,928 Jimmy Simon Maja IND 414 3,807 Dr. Johnical Rayong Ngipa
Semijie Anak Janting PR (SNAP) 393
Marudi @ Barudi Anak Mawang PR (PKR) 1,121
N29 Batang Ai Malcom Mussen Lamoh BN (PRS) 4,460 Nicholas Bawin Anggat PR (PKR) 1,719 2,741 Malcom Mussen Lamoh
N30 Saribas Ricky@Mohamad Razi Bin Sitam BN (PBB) 3,865 Abang Zulkifli Abang Engkeh PR (PKR) 2,137 1,728 Dr.Haji Wahbi Haji Junaidi
N31 Layar Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Anak Numpang BN (PBB) 3,703 Joe Anak Unggang PR (SNAP) 183 1,916 Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Anak Numpang
Stanley Embat Pharoh Anak Laja PR (PKR) 1,787
Ngumbang@Kibak Anak Datu IND 170
N32 Bukit Saban Robert Lawson Chuat BN (PBB) 3,899 Jerah Anak Engkiong @ Edward Jerah PR (PKR) 1,125 2,774 Robert Lawson Chuat
Dayrell Walter Entrie PR (SNAP) 641
N33 Kalaka Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz BN (PBB) 6,865 Ismail Bin Hussein IND 1,665 5,170 Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz
Mohd Yahya Bin Abdullah PR (PKR) 1,511
N34 Krian Ali Anak Biju PR (PKR) 5,178 Liman Anak Sujang PR (SNAP) 216 2,090 Datuk Peter Nyarok Entrie
Datuk Peter Nyarok Anak Entrie BN (SPDP) 3,088
Banyi Anak Beriak IND 125
N35 Belawai Datu Len Talif Salleh BN (PBB) 5,164 Abdul Wahab Bin Abdullah PR (PKR) 618 4,546 Datuk Haji Hamden Ahmad
Kiprawi Bin Suhaili IND 133
N36 Semop Abdullah Bin Saidol BN (PBB) 4,814 Ong Chuang Siew PR (PKR) 564 4,250 Dato' Sri Awang Asfia Awang Nassar
Ajiji Bin Fauzan IND 419
N37 Daro Murni Suhaili BN (PBB) 3,867 Jamaludin Bin Ibrahim PR (PKR) 475 3,197 Murni Suhaili
Mohamad Zamhari Bin Berawi IND 670
Noh @ Mohamad Noh Bin Bakri @ Bakeri IND 129
N38 Jemoreng Gani @ Abu Seman Jahwie BN (PBB) 4,505 Asbor Bin Abdullah IND 77 2,926 Gani @ Abu Seman Jahwie
Abdul Hafiz Bin Noh IND 1,579
N39 Repok Wong Hua Seh PR (DAP) 7,900 Datuk David Teng Lung Chi BN (SUPP) 5,221 2,679 Datuk David Teng Lung Chi
N40 Meradong Ting Tze Fui PR (DAP) 6,884 Ling Kie Kiong BN (SUPP) 4,197 2,687 Ting Tze Fui
N41 Pakan Dato' Sri William Mawan Ikom BN (SPDP) 3,938 Jamal Bin Abdullah @ Tedong Anak Gunda PR (SNAP) 2,741 1,197 Dato' Sri William Mawan Ikom
N42 Meluan Wong Judat BN (SPDP) 4,615 John Brian Anthony Anak Jeremy Guang PR (PKR) 2,973 1,642 Wong Judat
Labang Anak Jamba PR (SNAP) 312
N43 Ngemah Alexander Vincent BN (PRS) 2,361 Yakup Bin Khalid IND 278 995 Gabriel Adit Demong
Gabriel Adit Demong PCM 1,366
Micheal Anak Lias PR (SNAP) 577
Aris Anak Alap PR (PKR) 650
N44 Machan Datuk Gramong Juna BN (PBB) 3,683 Agustine Anak Liom @ August Kiom PR (SNAP) 338 1,629 Datuk Gramong Juna
Kong Tat Kim PCM 696
George Chen Nguk Fa PR (PKR) 2,054
N45 Bukit Assek Wong Ho Leng PR (DAP) 13,527 Chieng Buong Toon BN (SUPP) 4,700 8,827 Wong Ho Leng
Hii Tiong Huat IND 180
N46 Dudong Yap Hoi Liong PR (DAP) 9,649 Datuk Tiong Thai King BN (SUPP) 9,332 317 Datuk Dr.Soon Choon Teck
Apandi Bin Abdul Rani IND 174
N47 Bawang Assan Dato' Sri Wong Soon Koh BN (SUPP) 7,316 Alice Lau Kiong Yeng PR (DAP) 5,508 1,808 Dato' Sri Wong Soon Koh
N48 Pelawan Wong Kee Woan PR (DAP) 13,318 Vincent Goh Chung Siong BN (SUPP) 6,927 6,391 Vincent Goh Chung Siong
N49 Nangka Dr.Annuar Rapa'ee BN (PBB) 7,710 Norisham Mohd Ali PR (PKR) 2,408 5,302 Datuk Awang Bemee Awang Ali Basah
N50 Dalat Datin Hajjah Fatimah Abdullah @ Ting Sai Ming BN (PBB) 6,288 Sylvester Ajah Subah @ Ajah Bin Subah PR (PKR) 1,298 4,990 Datin Hajjah Fatimah Abdullah @ Ting Sai Ming
Salleh Bin Mahali IND 257
N51 Balingian Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud BN (PBB) 6,210 Suriati Abdullah PR (PKR) 871 5,154 Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud
Datuk Salleh Jafaruddin IND 1,056
N52 Tamin Joseph Mauh Ikeh BN (PRS) 4,998 Mengga Anak Mikui PR (PKR) 3,706 1,292 Josepn Mauh Ikeh
N53 Kakus John Sikie Tayai BN (PRS) 3,366 Dick @ Laurence Dick Sekalai PCM 186 602 John Sikie Tayai
Paul Anyie Raja PR (PKR) 2,764
Entali Anak Empin IND 141
N54 Pelagus George Lagong IND 5,740 Stanley Nyitar @ Unja Anak Malang BN (PRS) 2,903 2,837 Larry Sng Wei Shien
Edward Sumbang Anak Asun PR (PKR) 1,171
N55 Katibas Datuk Ambrose Blikau Enturan BN (PBB) 3,326 Toh Heng San PR (SNAP) 897 2,256 Datuk Ambrose Blikau Enturan
Munan Anak Laja PR (PKR) 1,070
N56 Baleh Dato' Sri Dr. James Jemut Masing BN (PRS) 5,452 Bedindang Anak Manjah PR (PKR) 1,334 3,898 Dato Sri Dr.James Jemut Masing
N57 Belaga Liwan Lagang BN (PRS) 3,974 John Bampa PR (SNAP) 368 2,928 Liwan Lagang
Mathew Anak Munan IND 27
Basah Kesing @ Ali Basah Kesing PR (PKR) 1,046
Micheal Jok IND 94
Kenneth Adan Silek IND 330
N58 Jepak Datuk Haji Talip Zulpilip BN (PBB) 5,470 Ramli Anak Malaka PR (SNAP) 433 3,128 Datuk Haji Talip Zulpilip
Abdul Jalil Bin Bujang PR (PKR) 2,342
Abdul Kuddus Bin Ramlee IND 477
Awang Abdillah Bin Awang Nassar IND 89
N59 Kidurong Chiew Chiu Sing PR (DAP) 12,493 Henry Ling Kuong Meng BN (SUPP) 5,563 6,930 Chiew Chiu Sing
N60 Kemena Dr. Stephen Rundi Utom BN (PBB) 6,369 Liam Anak Rengga IND 197 3,349 Dr. Stephen Rundi Utom
Bernard Binar Anak Rading PR (PKR) 3,020
Unggun Anak Bayang PR (SNAP) 285
N61 Bekenu Hajjah Rosey Yunus BN (SPDP) 4,946 Dayang Juliana Awang Tambi PCM 284 3,714 Hajjah Rosey Yunus
Thony Anak Badak PR (SNAP) 570
Ishak Bin Mahwi PR (PKR) 1,232
N62 Lambir Ripin Lamat BN (PBB) 4,625 Johari Bin Bujang PR (SNAP) 693 1,521 Datuk Swin Jemaah @ Aidan Wing
Zulhaidah Binti Suboh PR (PKR) 3,104
N63 Piasau Ling Sie Kiong PR (DAP) 5,598 Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr.George Chan Hong Nam BN (SUPP) 4,408 1,190 Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr.George Chan Hong Nam
N64 Pujut Fong Pau Teck PR (DAP) 9,120 Andy Chia Chu Fatt BN (SUPP) 5,271 3,849 Andy Chia Chu Fatt
N65 Senadin Datuk Lee Kim Shin BN (SUPP) 7,334 Dr. Michael Teo Yu Keng PR (PKR) 7,276 58 Datuk Lee Kim Shin
N66 Marudi Sylvester Entri Muran BN (SPDP) 4,578 Micheal Ding Tuah IND 122 3,202 Sylvester Entri Muran
Gerang Anak Dagom PR (PKR) 1,376
Edwin Dundang Bugak PR (SNAP) 281
N67 Telang Usan Dennis Ngau BN (PBB) 3,597 Harrison Ngau Laing PR (PKR) 2,745 845 Lihan Jok
Kebing Wan PR (SNAP) 705
Jok Ding IND 623
N68 Bukit Kota Dr.Abdul Rahman Bin Ismail BN (PBB) 6,835 Leong Kwang Yew PR (DAP) 1,774 5,061 Dr.Abdul Rahman Bin Ismail
Usop Bin Jidin IND 398
Ladis Bin Pandin IND 353
N69 Batu Danau Palu @ Paulus Gumbang BN (SPDP) 3,667 Dr.Lau Liak Koi PR (PKR) 1,348 2,319 Palu @ Paulus Gumbang
Lawrence Cosmas Sunan Anak Simpang PR (SNAP) 140
N70 Ba'Kelalan Baru Bian PR (PKR) 2,505 Willie Liau BN (SPDP) 2,032 473 Nelson Balang Ringin
N71 Bukit Sari Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan BN (PBB) 6,018 Japar Suyut PR (PKR) 955 5,063 Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan

*Dr Johnichal Rayong, who won the N28 Engkilili seat on SNAP ticket, joined SUPP in December 2010, contributed another seat for BN.[27]

**Gabriel Adit Demong previously an independent for N43 Ngemah constituency joined PKR in November 2008.[28] He later quit PKR and joined Parti Cinta Malaysia in December 2009.[29]


As the DAP remained the largest opposition party in the assembly, its state chief Wong Ho Leng kept his position as state opposition leader.[5]

Meanwhile, PKR decided to petition the Elections Court to declare the Senadin contest null and void, citing irregularities during the polling process.[30] SUPP candidate Lee Kim Shin beat PKR's Michael Teo in the contest by 58 votes. Election observers have alleged abuse of postal votes in the constituency by authorities to help Lee win.[31]


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