Known for his bell bottom trousers, Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup won the Pensiangan parliamentary seat without a contest.
Two other two candidates came to the nomination centre in Nabawan (in the interior of Sabah) but their papers were rejected as they arrived after 10am, the closing time for submitting nomination papers.
First time lucky for Kurup as this is his first attempt for an MP seat as all this while he had been contesting State seats and before the election was called, he was the assemblyman for Sook. The Sook seat is now contested by PBRS deputy President Datuk Elliron Angin.
Kurup's victory angered supporters of the disqualified candidates Saineh Usau of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) and indedendent Danney Anthony Andipai. They went for Kurup as he emerged from the nomination centre, a man tried to punch him but missed.
Kurup was being led away, escorted by police, to his car.
My congratulations to Kurup. Now we will have YB Bell bottom in parliament. Bell Bottom is his trademark.