PUTRAJAYA, May 5 – Incumbent Putrajaya Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor retained the seat for Barisan Nasional (BN) for the third consecutive term, defeating PAS’ Datuk Husam Musa with a 5,541-vote majority, in today’s 13th general election.
Tengku Adnan garnered 9,943 votes against Husam’s 4,402 votes, hence, dashing PAS’ dream of capturing the federal administrative capital. In the 2008 general election, Tengku Adnan defeated PAS candidate Mohamad Noor Mohamad with a majority of 2,734 votes.
Returning officer Datuk Muhammad Haitamin Ishak announced the results at the Vote Tally Centre at the Kompleks Kejiranan Presint 9 here about 9.30pm today.
The announcement was received with applause from Tengku Adnan’s family members and BN supporters who had been waiting for the results since 6.30pm. Muhammad Haitamin said 13,719 people or 91.2 per cent of the 15,791 voters in the constituency came out to vote.
There were 75 spoilt votes, he added.
Speaking to reporters later, Tengku Adnan pledged to continue to provide better service for residents in Putrajaya. He said BN’s win in Putrajaya also proved wrong the claim by the opposition bloc that the civil servants did not support the government.
He thanked the security members, including the police and members of the People’s Voluntary Corps (Rela), for ensuring a smooth election process.
“I want to also say thank you to residents in Putrajaya for retaining the blue colour here and also all the BN (Barisan Nasional) workers for discharging their duties well,” he added.