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Barisan Nasional wins Rompin by-election, but with reduced majority

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Both Datuk Hasan Arifin and wife Datin Rozidah Ab Karim showing their fingers marks withe voting ink. BN's Hasan Arifin won the Rompin seat in Pahang by a majority of nearly 9,000 votes.

Kuala Lumpur

AS expected, Malaysia's Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition retained the rural Rompin seat in a parliamentary by-election on Tuesday, albeit with a significantly reduced majority.

Analysts have pinned the whittled-down majority to the introduction of the undoubtedly