New Kajang leader celebrates victory at satay shop

Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (holding fan) and her husband Anwar Ibrahim (beside her) celebrating her Kajang by-election victory with their family on 23 March 2014.

KAJANG - Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail celebrated her winning the Kajang state seat by-election with her family and supporters at a famous satay shop in town.

She was joined by her husband Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and several party supporters during the small gathering last night.

When contacted, Kajang PKR deputy election director and Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin said the party did not want to throw a big celebratory parade or a huge party. They opted for a small satay dinner.

"It has been a long week for Kak Wan and the whole party machinery. We let her celebrate with her family instead," she said.

Zuraida, who is also the PKR Wanita Chief, said that Dr Wan Azizah will likely take a few days break before she begins her duties as assemblyman.

She also said the by-election results was significant although the party was expecting a bigger majority.

At a press conference in Parliament House, Anwar did not rule out the possibility of Dr Wan Azizah to be made the Selangor Mentri Besar.

"The Kajang Move is still on and Azizah has already moved there," he added.

Anwar brushed aside the increasing support for the MCA in the by-election.

He claimed that the number of votes for MCA was insufficient for the party to make a comeback in Kajang in the near future.

"We had achieved almost 60 per cent of popular support.

"The results was also great because it showed that we had received support across all racial groups, including from the Chinese as well," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby.

Anwar also expressed happiness in being able to get more than 50 per cent of the Malay support, which had surpassed the support last gained in the 2013 general election.