Karim Bujang named Warisan’s candidate for Kimanis by-election

KIMANIS (BERNAMA) – Malaysia’s Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) Kimanis Division Head Datuk Karim Bujang has been named the party’s candidate for the Kimanis parliamentary by-election.

Warisan President Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal made the announcement when launching the party’s election machinery for the by-election at Membakut Multi-Purpose Hall yesterday.

Karim, 67, was Warisan’s candidate for the seat in the 14th General Election held in May 2018 but lost by a narrow margin of 156 votes to former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman, who was then with Barisan Nasional (BN).

Later that year, Anifah quit United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the backbone of BN, to become an independent member of Parliament (MP).

Karim filed an election petition and won in his bid to nullify the result for the seat, thus paving the way for the by-election.

The nomination is tomorrow while polling starts on January 18.

Warisan President Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal shakes hands with Warisan Kimanis Division Head Datuk Karim Bujang. PHOTO: BERNAMA