Voters queueing outside SK Pulau Timbang Polling station in Sandakan.
RICKY LAI/The Star - 4 November, 2010
The Barisan Nasional (BN) retained the Batu Sapi parliamentary seat when its candidate Datin Linda Tsen Thau Lin won a three-cornered fight with a majority of 6,359 votes.
Tsen, widow of the late MP Datuk Edmund Chong Ket, of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS), defeated her arch-rival Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Yong Teck Lee and Ansari Abdullah of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
Tsen polled 9,773 votes against Ansari's 3,414 and Yong's 2,031.
The result was announced by Returning Officer Mohamad Hamsan Awang Supain at the Sandakan Community Hall here Thursday night.
Congratulations to BN. Hoping that BN will able to fulfill their promises towards the people in Batu Sapi. Please hear their petitions in order to improve Batu Sapi.