Calon DAP, Wong Ho Leng menewaskan Robert Lau Hui Yew dari BN dan calon Bebas Narawi Haron.
Wong menerima 18,845 undi, Robert Lau menerima 18,447 undi manakala Narawi pula 232 undi. Calon Bebas hilang deposit. Jumlah undi rosak pula sebanyak 395.
Apabila 110 daripada 111 saluran selesai dikira, DAP mencatatkan majoriti 2,651 dengan menerima 18,775 undi manakala BN pula 16,124 undi dan calon Bebas 196.
Bagaimanapun majoriti besar DAP itu merosot kepada sekitar 398 undi selepas undi pos dikira.
Daripada 2,827 kertas undi pos dikeluarkan, BN memperoleh 2,323 undi manakala DAP 70 dan Bebas 36. Sebanyak 208 kertas undi ditolak dan 190 tidak dipulangkan.
Undi pos, yang lazimnya diumumkan awal iaitu sebagai saluran pertama, hanya selesai dikira sekitar pukul 10 malam dan terakhir sekali diketahui.
Ini merupakan pilihan raya kecil yang ke-11 selepas 8 Mac 2008 dan pilihan raya kecil yang pertama bagi DAP.
Kejayaan DAP ini, yang bertanding mewakili Pakatan Rakyat, dilihat signifikan bagi mereka selepas BN merampas kerusi Hulu Selangor daripada PKR tiga minggu lalu.
Ia juga dilihat akan memberi sokongan moral kepada Pakatan Rakyat untuk menghadapi pilihan raya umum negeri Sarawak dalam waktu terdekat ini.
Wong yang juga ADUN Bukit Assek dan Pengerusi DAP Sarawak, tiba di pusat penjumlahan undi bersama Setiausaha Agungnya Lim Guan Eng.
Timbalan Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin yang awalnya dijadual mengadakan sidang media di sebuah hotel di sini telah membatalkan pertemuan dengan wartawan itu.
Pengumuman keputusan pilihan raya kecil ini yang agak dramatik juga menyaksikan Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) menolak permintaan BN supaya kertas undi dikira semula.
Proses penjumlahan undi bagi Pilihan Raya Kecil Parlimen Sibu ini berlangsung di Dewan Suarah di sini dan berlarutan sehingga 11 malam tadi - lewat dua jam daripada yang dijangkakan SPR sebelum ini.
Seorang penyokong parti menghubungi rakannya memaklumkan kedudukan undi dari pusat perjumlahan di Sibu malam tadi. Keadaan di pusat penjumlahan undi adalah tenang dengan penyokong parti berkumpul sekitar dewan walaupun hujan sejak dua jam lepas.
Terdahulu keputusan tidak rasmi mendapati wakil DAP itu berada di depan selepas lebih 30 peratus saluran selesai dikira. Sebelum itu calon BN pula mendahului DAP.
Pada satu ketika DAP mendahului BN dengan majoriti lebih 3,000 undi tetapi kedudukan itu berubah selepas undi pos mula dikira.
DAP mencatatkan kemenangan ini ketika Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) melahirkan rasa tidak berpuas hati dengan peratusan keluar mengundi yang rendah 59.86% berbanding 67.8% dua tahun lalu.
Dua tahun lalu, BN mengekalkan kerusi itu dengan kelebihan 3,235 undi dalam persaingan tiga penjuru membabitkan DAP dan PKR.
Sejumlah 52,158 pemilih berdaftar mula keluar mengundi sejak pukul 8 pagi tadi untuk memilih wakil rakyat mereka yang baru dalam Pilihan Raya Kecil Parlimen Sibu selepas tamat tempoh berkempen selama seminggu.
Sementara itu, 2,537 pengundi pos, terdiri daripada 1,910 anggota tentera dan 627 anggota polis, mengundi pada Khamis dan Jumaat lalu di kem tentera di Rascom dan Oya dan Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah di sini.
Sebanyak 45 pusat pengundian, dengan 110 saluran dibuka di 39 buah sekolah, dua tadika dan sebuah pusat latihan, sebuah rumah panjang, sebuah perpustakaan awam dan sebuah pusat rekreasi awam untuk memastikan proses pengundian berjalan lancar.
10 pusat pengundian ditutup pada jam 1 tengah hari, lima lagi sejam kemudian, enam pada jam 3 petang, dua pukul 4 petang dan baki 22 pada pukul 5 petang.
Pilihan raya kecil ini diadakan berikutan kematian Timbalan Menteri Pengangkutan, Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew yang merupakan Ahli Parlimen Sibu selama lima penggal pada 9 April.
Kisah Menarik Untuk Direnungi
A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business.
Instead of choosing one of his directors or his children, he decided to do something different.
He called all the young executives in his company together.
"It is time for me to step down and choose the next CEO," he said.
''I have decided to choose one of you."
The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued.
''I am going to give each one of you a seed today - a very special seed.. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next CEO."
One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed.
He went home and excitedly, told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed.
Every day, he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. Jim kept checking his seed, but nothing ever grew.
Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing. By now, others were talking about their plants, but Jim didn't have a plant and he felt like a failure..
Six months went by - still nothing in Jim's pot. He just knew he had killed his seed.
Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however. He just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - he so wanted the seed to grow.
A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the CEO for inspection. Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened.
Jim felt sick at his stomach. It was going to be the most embarrassing moment of his life, but he knew his wife was right.
He took his empty pot to the board room. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful - in all shapes and sizes.
Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed. A few felt sorry for him!
When the CEO arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives.
Jim just tried to hide in the back.
"My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown," said the CEO.
"Today one of you will be appointed the next CEO!"
All of a sudden, the CEO spotted Jim at the back of the room with his Empty pot, he ordered the financial director to bring him to the front.
Jim was terrified. He thought, "The CEO knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!"
When Jim got to the front, the CEO asked him what had happened to his seed.
Jim told him the story.
The CEO asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Here is your next Chief Executive! His name is Jim!"
Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed. How could he be the new CEO the others said?
Then the CEO said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed.
I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow.
All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers.
"When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive!"
If we plant honesty, we will reap trust.
If we plant goodness, we will reap friends.
If we plant humility, we will reap greatness.
If we plant perseverance, we will reap contentment.
If we plant consideration, we will reap perspective.
If we plant hard work, we will reap success.
If we plant forgiveness, we will reap reconciliation.
So, we have to be careful of what we plant now; it will determine what we will reap later.
"TRUTH ALWAYS WINS"