2010 Batu Sapi by-election

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The 2010 Batu Sapi by-election in the Malaysian state of Sabah was held on 4 November 2010. The nomination of candidates was done on 26 October 2010. The Batu Sapi parliamentary seat fell vacant when its Member of Parliament; Datuk Edmund Chong Ket Wah of United Sabah Party or Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), was killed after his 750cc motorcycle accident in Sabah on 9 October 2010. Previously PBS won the seat during the 2008 General Election by a 3,708-vote majority over Independent candidate Chung Kwong Wing.[1][2][3] A total 25,720 registered voters eligible to vote in this by-election. The electorate is made of 50.61% Bumiputera, 40.22% Chinese and 3% others.[4][5]


Malaysian general by-election, 4 November 2010: Batu Sapi
Upon the death of incumbent, Chong Ket Wah
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
BN Tsen Thau Lin 9,773 64.22
PKR Umsery @ Ansari Abdullah 3,414 22.43
SAPP Yong Teck Lee 2,031 13.35
Total valid votes 15,218 100.00
Total rejected ballots 372
Unreturned ballots 23
Turnout 15,613 61.03
Registered electors 25,582
Majority 6,359
BN hold Swing
"Pilihan Raya Kecil P.185 Batu Sapi". Election Commission of Malaysia. Retrieved 2018-09-19.


  1. ^ http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/10/16/nation/7236479&sec=nation[permanent dead link] Batu Sapi polls on Nov 4, too
  2. ^ http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/10/16/nation/7237178&sec=nation[permanent dead link] DAP: Same polling date not to our advantage
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2010-10-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Batu Sapi by-election same day as Galas'
  4. ^ http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v5/newspolitic.php?id=535541 SAPP likely to put candidate for Batu Sapi by-election
  5. ^ http://www.mysinchew.com/node/46538 Simultaneous by-elections for Batu Sapi, Galas