Hours after the Kimanis by-election result, the wisecracks were already circulating: “Kimanis has become Kipahit” (manis means sweet; pahit means bitter) for Pakatan Harapan.
Barisan Nasional romped home to victory in the Kimanis by-election in Sabah with a larger majority of 2,029 compared to its 156-vote majority in the 2018 general election.
One of the big issues that BN played up was the issue of the Sabah temporary pass, which the Sabah PH government plans to issue to undocumented persons in the state. Just two days before the by-election, speaker after speaker from BN railed against the proposed pass at a large rally. Full article on Aliran website