Isa Samad helped the Barisan Nasional retain the Bagan Pinang state seat. By a bigger majority, this time.
He defeated PAS’ Zulkefly Mohamad Omar with a majority of 5,435 votes. Isa got 8,013 votes against his opponent's 2,578.
In last year's general election, former BN assemblyman Azman Mohammad Noor obtained a 2,333-vote majority.
Azman's death last month necessitated the by-election.