The former Information Minister was, of course, referring to the loss of his Sungai Petani Parliamentary seat to PKR chief Johari Abdul by 9,381 votes. Johari pooled in 33,822 votes against Zainuddin’s 24,441.
Zam: Protest voters cause defeat
SUNGAI PETANI: Former Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin said protest voters among Indians and Chinese caused his defeat in the Sungai Petani parliamentary seat.
“It is not that they love Parti Keadilan Rakyat or PAS more that they voted against me,” he said, adding that Indians who were loyal Barisan supporters turned against him due to certain dissatisfaction.
“The Chinese showed their resentment because of the economic b acklash they often complained about,” he said in accepting his defeat.
“So, PAS and PKR should not be overly proud of their win (in Kedah),” he said.
“The people may have to pay a price for their decision,” he said yesterday.
Zainuddin lost to Sungai Petani PKR chief Johari Abdul by 9,381 votes, with the latter garnering 33,822 votes
against Zainuddin’s 24,441.