Loss in Cameron a wake up call for Pakatan Harapan, PKR


The defeat in the Cameron Highlands by-election is a reminder to the leadership of PKR and Pakatan Harapan to be more aware of the people’s views regarding the economy and the cost of living.

PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the leadership should work harder to fulfil its 14th General Election manifesto.

“We have to deal with issues related to race and religion with full wisdom for the benefit of all.

“We (PKR) accept the results of the Cameron Highlands by-election, and congratulate Ramli Mohd Nor, who was elected by the people,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Anwar said PKR would also like to congratulate the Election Commission for handling the election well, especially in terms of managing public complaints and announcing the result quickly.

In the by-election held yesterday, Barisan Nasional candidate Ramli received 12,038 votes to defeat Pakatan Harapan’s M Manogaran (8,800 votes), and two Independent candidates, Sallehudin Ab Talib (314 votes) and Wong Seng Yee (276 votes). — Bernama