Confirmed: Opposition takes Penang – 8.52pm
Unofficial result: The opposition will form the next state government in Penang for second time in history. Gerakan, then an opposition party, won Penang almost 40 years ago. The DAP-PKR-PAS combination has collectively won at least 24 seats out of the 40 seats. – Malaysiakini
Opposition supporters told to keep calm – 9.20pm
DAP MP for Bukit Mertajam Chong Eng has advised all opposition supporters to remain calm and not provoke others. She also said they should refrain from having victory parades.
“The Barisan Rakyat must learn how to handle victory or loss with maturity,” said her statement which comes as early polls result indicate a major swing towards the opposition.
PKR candidates leading in KL – 9.25pm
Unofficial result: PKR’s Zuraida Kamaruddin defeated BN’s Azman Wahid in the Ampang parliamentary constituency.
Meanwhile, Khalid Ibrahim has taken both the Bandar Tun Razak parliamentary seat where he contested against MCA’s Tan Chai Ho and the Ijok state seat against Umno’s Mohd Sayuti Said.
PKR vice-president Azmin Ali is leading Umno’s Said Anuar Syed Ahmad in the Gombak parliamentary seat, while Nurul Izzah Anwar is leading in Lembah Pantai against Umno’s Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.
Unofficial: Nurul creates upset in Lembah Pantai – 9.29pm
According to polling agents, Nurul Izzah looks sets to unseat Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in the Lembah Pantai seat.
PAS bags 15 seats in Kedah – 9.29pm
According to PAS organ Harakah, the opposition party has won 15 of the 36 state seats in Kedah, including seats that were considered Umno strongholds. It needs four more seats to win government.
Fears of violence in Klang – 9.26pm
Pockets of alleged violence in Klang believed to be caused by opposition takeover have rendered situation in the area “panicky”, according to eyewitnesses there.
Two persons of Indian ethnicity were attacked by a group of Malays claimed, one eyewitness there and have been hospitalised following the serious wounds inflicted by the assailants.
About fifteen minutes ago, another woman was again allegedly attacked by a group of Malay assailants and eyewitnesses claimed the target of attacks are on those donning the Hindraf- Makkal Sakthi tees.
Police presence are also heavy in areas where the attacks have supposedly taken place. When contacted, police however denied that such incidence had taken place.
Recount in Rembau – 9.36pm
A recount is underway in the Rembau parliamentary seat which saw Khairy Jamaluddin taking on PKR’s Badrul Hisham Shaharin.
Actually heard from a journalist that Khairy Jamaluddin is losing in Rembau – and wants a recount! Boooooooooo!!! Welcome Chegu Bard!
Wow! Yay! Yay! Yay! – Susan Loone
Kayveas loses at Taiping – 9.40pm
Another top BN big gun, PPP’s M Kayveas, who is a deputy minister, has lost his Taiping parliament seat. Winner DAP’s Nga Hon Ming has told his supporters to have ‘zero celebration’.
Bau Bau Cafe opens all night
For those who in the Klang Valley area, the Bau Bau Cafe at Central Market is a suitable place to meet and having chat with others while waiting for the election results. – by SMS
Unconfirmed: Samy is out – 9.43pm
Unofficial: MIC chief S Samy Vellu has suffered a shock defeat in the hands of PSM’s Dr D Jeyakumar in the Sungai Siput parliamentary seat which he has held for nine terms. Today is Samy Vellu’s 72nd birthday.
IGP: Don’t spread rumours of riots – 9.53pm
Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan has tonight warned that ISA will be invoked against those found spreading rumours of riots and urged those receiving such SMS to report to the police. Meanwhile, the opposition has urged its supporters to remain calm.
Unofficial: Nurul Izzah beats Shahrizat – 9.53pm
According to ground reports, Nurul Izzah Anwar has knocked out Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in Kuala Lumpur’s Lembah Pantai.
PKR takes Klang – 10.01pm
Unofficial: PKR candidate Charles Santiago has won the Klang parliament seat with 16,975 votes against MCA’s Ch’ng Toh Eng.
KL’s Titiwangsa falls to PAS – 10.05pm
Official: PAS’ Dr Lo’ Lo’ Ghazali has won the Titiwangsa parliament seat with a majority of 1,972. [Wow!!!!! I can felt it by looking to the voters’ reaction and mode. Pls check out my early comment in Dr Lo’ Lo’ blog’s]
Unofficial: Wan Azizah retains Permatang Pauh – 10.05pm
The incumbent has won the seat by a 4,000-vote majority.
Confirmed: Tan Seng Giaw retains Kepong with higher majority – 10.10pm
The six-term incumbent obtained 35, 552 votes to win with a 23,848-vote.
Unofficial: Zam loses in Sungai Petani – 10.15pm
The information minister has apparently lost in Kedah’s Sungai Petani to PKR’s Johari Abdul.
Confirmed: ISA detainee wins with big majority – 10.15pm
ISA-detainee M Manohara obtained 12,699 votes to win with a 7,184-vote majority.
Human rights lawyer Sivarasa wins Subang – 10.15pm
PKR’s R Sivarasa wins Subang by a majority of 8,000 votes. The opposition has also picked up the three state seats under Subang – Elizabeth Wong (PKR) in Bukit Lanjan, Dr Nasir Mohd Hashim (PKR) in Kota Damansara and Khairudin Othman (PAS) in Paya Jaras.
Tsu Koon promises smooth transition – 10.25pm
Former Penang chief minister Dr Koh Tsu Koon has promised a smooth transition of power to DAP, which has taken over the state.
State DAP chief Chow Kwan Yeow said this was relayed to him by Koh who is also Gerakan acting president. Speaking at a press conference at Hotel Macalister in Georgetown, Chow said Koh told him that the wishes of the people must be respected. DAP has again appealed to its supporters to remain calm.
Unofficial: Najib wins in Pekan – 10.26pm
Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak retained Pekan with a majority of about 26,000. He defeated PKR rookie Khairul Anwar Ahmad Zainuddin.
BN wins big in Sarawak, only Kuching falls
- BN in Sarawak, with only parliamentary seats being contested, is winning big. Results over RTM as at 10.29pm confirmed that only DAP managed to defend its sole Bandar Kuching seat. BN won Serian, Selangau, Julau, Petra Jaya, Betong, Bandar Sibu, Stampin, Miri, Kota Samarahan comfortably. However, it only managed to scrap through Sarikei by a 51-vote majority.
Confirmed: Opposition takes Kedah – 10.50pm
Both the PAS and PKR have won 22 out of 36 state seats in Kedah. This means that the combined opposition will form the next state government there. Apart from Kedah, the opposition has won two other states – Kelantan and Penang.
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