505 votes made the difference on 5/05. It was a nail biting process as voters followed the count live on Sarikeians facebook page. Social networking was faster than mainstream media in reporting the count and results.
The official results:
PR/DAP - Andrew Wong Ling Biu 14,263
BN/SUPP - Ding Kuong Hiing 13,758
Majoirty - 505
Spoilt votes - 277
Voting percentage - 77.6%
Judging from the ceremahs (political rallies) held by both parties, it's clear that PR/DAP had bigger crowds in the urban areas so the battle was to be determined by the rural voters. PR/DAP also had star speakers in Penang CM, Lim Guan Eng, and "Superman" Hew Kuan Yau that drew in massive crowds in Bintangor and Sarikei.