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BN retains Putrajaya, Pakatan gains seven seats

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Earlier today: EC reports record 80pct turnout of voters

 


LIVE REPORTS

3.29am: The final tally is BN - 133, Pakatan Rakyat - 89. Pakatan scores a net gain of seven seats. 

Here are some quick observations: 

NONE 1) Pakatan lost Kedah. The three states that Pakatan Rakyat has retained - Selangor, Penang and Kelantan - were all won with a two-thirds majority:

Selangor - Pakatan 44, BN 12;

Penang - Pakatan 30, BN 10;

Kelantan - Pakatan 33, BN 12 (reduced majority but retains 2/3rds majority)

2) MCA is left with seven parliamentary seats (down from 15), while Gerakan is left with one (down from two). The sole Gerakan seat is Simpang Renggam in Johor, which was successfully defended by Liang Teck Meng.

Interestingly, MCA lost of its three seats to Malay candidates - Raub (lost to DAP), Lumut and Pandan (lost to PKR).

3) DAP is the biggest winner (it gained 10 seats overall), while PKR and PAS lost one and two seats respectively compared to the 2008 results.

DAP - 38 (gain 10)

PKR - 30 (lost 1)

PAS - 21 (lost 2)

4) The seven additional seats gained by Pakatan are from Sabah (two seats) and Sarawak (five seats). 

5) On the BN side, Umno is a major winning, picking up nine additional seats, while MIC fare slightly better than 2008 with an uptick in Indian support and the biggest losers are MCA and Gerakan.

Umno - 88 (gain 9)

MCA - 7 (lost 8)

MIC - 4 (gain 1)

Gerakan - 1 (lost 1)

NONE 6) Early calculations indicate that Pakatan Rakyat has won slightly more of the popular vote than BN nationwide - 50% against 49% (1% others).

3.18am: MCA, which contested 37 parliamentary seats and 90 state seats, suffered its worst defeat in its history - winning seven parliamentary seats and 11 state seats.

It also meant that MCA lost more than 50 percent of the seats it won in the last election. It won 15 parliamentary seats and 31 state seats then.

2.56am: From winning all but one in 2008, Sabah BN has this time lost 11 state seats, putting 12 on the opposition bench when the state assembly convenes.

The final tally for the Sabah state assembly seats is:

BN - 48

PKR - 7 (Klias, Tamparuli, Moyog, Kadamaian, Matunggong, Api-api, Inanam)

DAP - 4 (Likas, Luyang, Sri Tanjong, Kapayan)

Star - 1 (Bingkor)

At the parliamentary level, the final tally for Sabah is:

BN - 21

PKR - 1 (Penampang)

DAP - 2 (Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan)

2.35am: UPDATE - Pakatan Rakyat has picked up 21 seats from BN but lost 15, with a net gain of seven seats. While there is a swing among Chinese voters to Pakatan, the swing among the Malays appears uneven.

Pakatan seats wrested from BN

1) Stampin (DAP)

2) Sarikei (DAP)

3) Lanang (DAP)

4) Kluang (DAP)

5) Kampar (DAP)

6) Miri (PKR)

7) Lumut (PKR)

8 Gelang Patah (DAP)

9) Sandakan (DAP)

10) Sibu (DAP, lost in 2008, but won in 2010 by-election)

11) Penampang (PKR)

12) Bukit Katil (PKR)

13) Temerloh (PAS)

14) Alor Setar (PKR)

15) Pandan (PKR)

16) Kuala Terengganu (PAS)

17) Dungun (PAS)

18) Batu Pahat (PKR)

19) Kuala Nerus (PAS)

20) Sepang (PAS)

21) Raub (DAP)

22) Kulai (DAP)

BN seats wrested from Pakatan

1) Titiwangsa (PAS)

2) Kuala Selangor (PAS)

3) Pendang (PAS)

4) Balik Pulau (PKR)

5) Bagan Serai (PKR)

6) Kulim-Bandar Baru (PKR)

7) Hulu Selangor (PKR, won in 2008 but lost 2010 by-election)

8) Padang Terap (PAS)

9) Jerai (PAS)

10) Sik (PAS)

11) Merbok (PKR)

12) Baling (PAS)

13) Machang (PKR)

14) Ketereh (PKR)

15) Tanah Merah (PKR)

2.23am: Although split votes cost non-BN parties a few seats, a preference for a two-party system is evident among Sabahans.

NONE Local parties Star and SAPP and Independent candidates mostly lost their deposits, with voters concentrating on either Pakatan Rakyat or BN candidates.

It may call to question the issue of Sabah autonomy, which is the core issue championed by the two local parties.

2.03am: BN has retained both Perak and Terengganu with a slim majority. It will rule Perak with a three-seat majority (BN 31, Pakatan 28), while in Terengganu, it has a two-seat majority (BN 17, Pakatan 15).

2.00am: MIC has managed to mirror its performance in 2008 by winning four parliamentary seats out of nine contested.

P Kamalanathan, M Saravanan and S Subramaniam retained their Hulu Selangor , Tapah , and Segamat seats respectively.

The party also retained Cameron Highlands , albeit in the form of party president G Palanivel, who replaced incumbent SK Devamany, with the latter moved to Sungai Siput .

There, Devamany lost to Dr Michael Jeyakumar (PKR), while party secretary-general S Murugesan lost in his bid for the Kota Raja parliamentary seat.

NONE 1.50am: Negri Sembilan DAP chief Anthony Loke ( left ) says BN’s victory in taking two seats previously held by Pakatan Rakyat is a sign that the opposition coalition must strive to win over and convince rural voters.

“We see this (lost) as a sign we must work hard to penetrate the rural seats,” he says when summarising Pakatan’s performance in the state.

State seats Pakatan lost this time are Ampangan , previously held by PKR, and Paroi , once in PAS’ grasp.

Even so, DAP added to their seat count by winning Chennah , through Loke.

1.50am: The tally so far is BN 124, Pakatan 74 with DAP 35, PAS 19 and PKR 20.

1.49am: Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir (BN) has beaten PKR secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution in Kulim-Bandar Baru. Perkasa leader Zulkifli Noordin won this seat for PKR in 2008 before becoming a BN-friendly MP.

BN - 26,782    

PKR - 24,911

Majority - 1,871

NONE 1.45am: Lajim Ukin (PKR) ( right ) loses the Beaufort seat in Sabah against Azizah Mohd Dun (BN) by a sliver of 673 votes.

This refutes PKR's earlier announcement that Lajim had won the parliamentary seat.

The official tally is:

PKR - 12,514

BN  - 12,827

Star - 409

Lajim, however, won the state seat of Klias by an even smaller 179-vote lead.

John Ghani (PKR), meanwhile, lost to Limus Jury (BN) in Kuala Penyu by a significant 2,273 votes. 

1.35am: Official results for giant-killer Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin from PKR who defeated Malacca Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam in Bukit Katil .

PKR - 46,167   

BN - 40,720

Majority - 5,447

1.25am: BN now has 122 parliament seats while Pakatan has 71 (comprising 35 for DAP, 20 PKR and 16 PAS)   

1.22am: BN chairperson Najib Abdul Razak blames the election results, especially BN's failure to retain Selangor, on a "Chinese tsunami".

He says that the government is worried by the "polarisation of voting trends" which could affect the country's harmony and create tension. He calls for a "national reconciliation process."

NONE 1.20am: MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek ( left ) says the party will not take up any government positions, following its dismal performance in the 13th general election.

“(It is a) two-race system now. MCA will respect the voters' decision that if we can't perform better than last GE, we won't take up any gov’t post,” reads his tweet.

MCA won only five confirmed seats, compared to 15 in 2008 - Tanjung Malim , Labis , Ayer Hitam in Johor, Bentong and Tanjung Piai .

1.15am: PSM leader D Jeyakumar has successfully defended his Sungai Siput parliamentary seat by beating off a strong challenge from MIC vice-president SK Devamany with a majority of 2,793 votes.

1.10am: PAS lawyer Mohamed Hanipa Maidun pulls off a surprise by wresting the Sepang parliamentary seat from BN, which fielded its Selangor coordinator, Mohd Zin Mohamed.

1.05am: Kedah PAS election director Muhamad Yusuf Husin concedes the party’s defeat in the state.

PAS, he says, only managed to defend 12 state seats, compared to 21 won by BN this time around.  

1.01am: Perak Pakatan has conceded that BN has successfully retained Perak.

NONE 1am: In Penampang , Sabah, Ignatius Dorell Leiking (PKR) ( centre in photo ), who defeated veteran politician Bernard Dompok (BN), refuses to be called a “giant-killer”.

"I did not defeat a giant. We are just taking over, and will continue the good work he has done. Of course the bad ones we will not take up.

"(Dompok) is a good man and we will consult with him as he is our elder. We cannot ignore his service to the community," he says.

12.55am: The Election Commission (EC) announces - BN won 112 seats, DAP 28, PKR 18 and PAS 12.

12.54am: BN retains simple majority to form government.

12.45am: The Election Commission has thus far confirmed 108 Parliamentary wins for BN. This means they need just four more to form the federal government with a simple majority.

12.41am: MCA's Chua Tee Yong defends his Labis parliamentary seat by a razor thin 353-vote majority.

BN - 15,821

DAP - 15,468

Majority - 353

According to the Election Commission website, BN is confirmed to maintain in power in five states - Terengganu, Pahang, Perlis, Negri Sembilan and Malacca.

Terengganu - 17 seats out of 32

Pahang - 29 seats out of 42

Perlis - 13 seats out of 15

Negeri Sembilan - 19 seats out of 26

Malacca - 20 seats out of 28

Perkasa president Ibrahim Ali 12.39am: Ibrahim Ali (Independent) ( right ) loses in Pasir Mas , Kelantan. The seat is won by Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz (PAS) with a 8,047-vote majority.

PAS - 33,431

IND - 25,384

12.39am: Caretaker Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak (BN) has defended his Pekan parliamentary seat in Pahang; defeating Fariz Musa (PKR) with a majority of 35,613 votes.

12.31am: In Kelantan, PAS wins 10 parliament and 42 state seats.

12.21am: Khairy Jamaluddin (BN) retains his Rembau parliamentary seat in Negri Sembilan with a 18,357 lead.

12.20am: In Negri Sembilan it's good news for DAP, which wins in all 11 seats it is contesting.

Not so for PAS, which loses all 10 seats contested, including the Paroi state seat, the only one which it won in 2008.

12:24pm: PKR wins Batu Pahat in Johor. Puad Zarkashi (BN) lost with a majority of about 1,700 to Mohd Idris Jusi (PKR).

12.14am: Penang BN state chief Teng Chang Yeow said the poor performance in the general election was never expected and perhaps the people of Penang think DAP can better speak for them.

NONE "Generally people in Penang had rejected BN," he admitted.

When asked if BN will still carry out projects promised by them, he reminded that the free port status and the Padang Tembak flat renewal project would only materialise if BN captured Penang.

"Now the people should let the new government to offer their plans for them."

As for the other three housing projects (Air Putih, Air Itam and Paya Terubong) promised by the caretaker Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, he said he need to check with 1MDB on that.

Anyway, he agreed that Penang BN needs to do a lot of soul-searching.

To add to his disappointment, BN/MCA candidate Loke Poh Chye had lost his deposit, which is a first for BN Penang.

12.01am: Kamarul Baharin Abbas (PKR) unofficially wins in Teluk Kemang in Negri Sembilan. He defeats Mogan Velayatham (BN) and Kamarudin Kumaraval Abdullah (Independent).

However, the same Kamarul is believed to have lost in the Ampangan state seat to Abu Ubaidah Redza (BN), pending official results.

NONE 11.50pm: In Kelantan’s Kuala Krai , Dr Hatta Ramli (PAS) ( left ) defeats Tuan Aziz Tuan Hamat (BN) while in the Manek Urai state seat, Mohd Fauzi Abdullah (PAS) beats Che Jalal Muda (BN).

11.48pm: An analysis of Penang's results shows that DAP won all 19 state seats with higher majorities. PKR took 10, and PAS one at Permatang Pasir . Pakatan had an increase of one seat.

BN won three Parliament seats - Balik Pulau , Tasek Gelugor and Kepala Batas , and 10 state seats. BN lost one state seat, but has an  increase  of one Parliament seat compared to the last election.

This is a worse defeat than in 2008. Indeed MCA and Gerakan are completely slain in Penang.

A total whitewash of MCA and Gerakan candidates showed that the Chinese community have made up their minds about wanting to change the federal government as well.

The results also showed that wrong selection of candidates cost PKR dearly in Balik Pulau and Umno in Seberang Jaya .

NONE The support of the Chinese community has surged, probably due to BN's overdoing in its campaign via the 1Malaysia Penang Welfare Club, which has been throwing money in areas where DAP was contesting. It shows Penangites reject money politics.

Penangites have also been annoyed with the flooding of 1Malaysia flags all over the island, creating an eyesore in several heritage sites.

But it's unlikely there was a swing in Malay votes as both PKR and Umno lost Balik Pulau and Seberang Jaya respectively, more to the wrong selection of candidates.

This led to internal sabotage as in the case of Umno.

In Balik Pulau, PKR's candidate's was not a local, and his loss confirms that rural constituents prefer someone from within their community.

11.46pm: In Sabah, Joseph Kitingan (BN) edges past to defeat little brother Jeffrey (Star) to retain Keningau , however, with a 346-vote slide in majority from 2008.

Star - 11,900

BN - 15,818

PKR - 7,825

Majority: 3,918 

11.40pm: PAS announces on its website that its youth leader Nasrudin Hassan has defeated BN's Saifuddin Abdullah by a 1,071 vote majority for the Temerloh parliamentary seat.

Saifuddin, who is often seen as a progressive leader in BN and Umno, is a member of the Umno supreme council and is also a former deputy higher education minister.

NONE 11.45pm: Unofficial - Malacca Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam is on the verge of losing the Bukit Katil parliament seat by a majority of slightly above 4,000 votes against PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin ( right ).

11.42pm: PKR, which led in early vote count, lost in Pasir Gudang and Tebrau in Johor.

Tebrau

BN - 39,725

PKR - 37,750

Majority - 2,228

Pasir Gudang

BN 42722

PKR 41987

Majority - 735

11.29pm: According to Klang MP Charles Santiago, Pakatan Rakyat has retained Selangor with two extra state seats - Tanjong Sepat and Taman Templer.

Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah has confirmed this. He says Pakatan has 38 seats against BN’s 18.

11.24pm: Unofficial results: Inanam state seat in Sabah won by PKR.

PKR  - 8,926

SAPP - 5,300

BN - 5,724

Total voters: 24,428

This makes state seats won by Pakatan and Star:

  • Klias
  • Bingkor (Star)
  • Moyog
  • Sri Tanjong
  • Kapayan
  • Luyang
  • Likas
  • Api-api
  • Inanam 

11.17pm: Liow Tiong Lai (BN) is unofficially declared winner of the Bentong seat in Pahang. He wins by a wafer-thin 379 votes over Wong Tack (DAP).

BN - 25,947

DAP  - 25, 568

This is, however, a significant reduction from the 12,549-vote majority Liow enjoyed in the last general election.

11.12pm: PAS is falling behind in the Kedah state seat count with 14 seats to BN's 20 as of now.

NONE 11.10pm: In the brother versus brother stage in Keningau , Sabah, Jeffrey Kitingan (Star) ( right ) leads elder brother Joseph Pairin Kitingan (BN) by 610 votes with about a third of votes still uncounted.

Jeffrey won the state seat of Bingkor while Pairin won the state seat of Tambunan - both within the Keningau parliamentary constituency.

11.07pm : Perak PAS announces that they have won the state seats of Selinsing, Gunong Semenggol, Changkat Jering, Sungai Rapat, Selama and Titi Serong.

PAS also declares that PKR won Kuala Sepetang, Kuala Kurau, Teja, Simpang Pulai and Hutan Melintang.

With DAP having 18 seats in hand, Pakatan is one seat short of claiming the state government. However, this is disputed by BN.

11.04pm: Unofficial result: Jumat Idris (BN) wins Sepanggar in Sabah. He defeats Jeffrey Kumin (DAP), Daniel John Jambun (Star) and Chin Hon Kiong (SAPP) by a commanding 9,400-vote lead.

DAP - 13,403

BN - 22,805

STAR - 1,931

SAPP - 4,070

11.03pm: PKR's Dr Tan Kee Kwong has won Wangsa Maju by a majority of about 5,000 votes.

In 2008, then PKR candidate Wee Choo Keong won by 150 votes. Wee was among the first lawmakers who left PKR and became a BN friendly MP.

Meanwhile, PKR's Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has won Bandar Tun Razak by over 10,000 votes, according to the incumbent Selangor Menteri Besar's press secretary. 

11.01pm: Teng Chang Yeow announces he will tender his resignation as Penang BN chief and Gerakan secretary-general within a week.

This is to take full responsibility for BN's defeat in the state.

NONE 10.52pm: Incumbent MP Khalid Samad has defeated Perkasa vice-president Zulkifli Noordin ( right ) in Shah Alam with a slight increase in majority.

PAS - 48,835

BN - 38,084

Majority -  10,751

In 2008, Khalid won the seat with a majority of 9,314.

10.46pm: Yap Kain Ching (BN) unofficially wins in Tawau in Sabah. Mary Yap (BN) defeats Kong Hong Ming (PKR), Chua Soon Bui (SAPP) and Ahmad Awang (Independent) with a majority of about 4,000 votes.

Tawau was a seat targeted by Pakatan.

The same goes in Putatan , where Marcus Makin Mojigoh (BN) is way ahead of Lee Han Kyun (DAP), Duli Mari (SAPP) and Awang Ahmad Sah (Star).

DAP - 6, 265

BN  - 12,284

SAPP - 782

STAR - 1,778

Majority: 6,019

NONE While Sandakan is won by Stephen Wong (DAP). He beats Liew Vui Keong (BN) ( right ).

DAP  - 14,228

BN - 13,138

Majority: 1,090

10.40pm: PAS is closing in the gap with BN by leading in two state seats Merbau Pulas and Lunas in Kedah, under the Padang Serai parliamentary constituency.

Merbau Pulas

PAS - 13,003

BN - 11,547

Total voters: 33,683

Lunas

PKR - 8,865

BN - 7,546

Total voters: 40,562

This make the state seat count - BN with 14 and Pakatan 13, out of 36. 

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NONE 10.39pm: First Admiral (Rtd) Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid (PKR) ( left ) had beaten Kong Cho Ha (BN) in Lumut , Perak with the majority votes of 5,000 votes. Kong is the first minister to concede defeat. He was transport minister in the previous government.

Another minister who have lost is Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin in Lembah Pantai.

10.30pm: Chua Jui Meng (PKR) lost in Segamat against incumbent MP S Subramaniam (BN).

BN - 20,031

PKR - 18,827

Majority - 1,204

However, PKR is leading in two other key seats:

Tebrau

PKR - 31,554

BN - 29,375

Pasir Gudang

PKR - 33,612

BN - 29,692

NONE 10.29pm: {C} Former Perak menteri besar Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin ( right ) has won the Changkat Jering state seat with a 1,206 majority according to the PAS website.

10.28pm: Lim Kit Siang (DAP) has beaten Abdul Ghani Othman (BN) in Gelang Patah .

DAP - 37,718

BN - 21,960

Majority: 15,758

10.27pm: Mohd Ariff Sabri Abdul Aziz (DAP) is streaking ahead of challenger Hoh Khai Mun (BN) in Raub , in Perak.

DAP - 17,377

BN - 9,914

Total voters: 54,320

10.29pm: PAS announces on its website it has retained Kelantan with a simple majority as it has won 23 state seats. Kelantan has 45 state seats.

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10.19pm: MIC president G Palanivel (BN) has won Cameron in Pahang. He beats M Manogaran with a tissue-thin majority of 80 votes.

BN - 9,003

DAP - 8,923

10.14pm: PSM leader D Jeyakumar (who is contesting under the PKR banner) is expected to retain his Sungai Siput in Perak. He has a solid lead over his challenger SK Devamany (BN).

PKR - 21,511

BN - 16,735

Total voters: 51,709

10.11pm: In Jerai , Kedah, Mohd Firdaus Jaafar (PAS) leads over Jamil Khir Baharom (BN).

PAS  - 19,393

BN - 19,157

Total voters: 74,583

NONE In Alor Setar , Chor Chee Heung (BN) ( left ) maintains a slight leads over Gooi Hsiao Leung (PKR).

PKR - 6,192

BN - 6,226

                   

Total voters: 69,189

BN also leads in Bakar Bata state seat, under Alor Setar , with Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah (BN) ahead of Mohd Eekmal Ahmad (PKR).

PKR - 8,166

BN - 8,571

Total voters: 28,237

Alor Mengkudu state seat sees Ahmad Saad (PAS) ahead of Sharifah Maznah Syed Kassim Barakbah (BN) by more than 1,000 votes.

PAS - 7, 746

BN - 6,723

Total voters: 25,417

NONE While in Ayer Hitam state seat, under the Jerlun parliamentary seat, Mukhriz Mahathir ( right in photo ) (BN) leads over Abd Ghani Ahmad (PAS).

PAS  - 11, 858

BN - 13,495

Total voters: 29,631

Mukhriz is touted to be BN’s choice for state MB should the coalition wins back Kedah from the Pakatan.

10:08pm: In Labis , Johor, DAP candidate Ramakrishnan Suppiah is expected to beat incumbent MP Chua Tee Yong (BN).

DAP - 11,434

BN -  9,677  

Total voters: 37,787 

NONE 10.05pm: In Bentong , Pahang, Wong Tack (DAP) ( left ) has taken the lead against incumbent MP Liow Tiong Lai (BN). If Wong Tack is able to win this seat, Pahang Menteri Besar Adnan Yaakob will have to cut his ears.

DAP - 16,682

BN - 13,684

Total voters: 62,400

10.04pm : Pakatan Rakyat retains the Penang state government with a landslide majority, with DAP winning all 19 seats it contested.

Despite allegations of vote buying in his constituency, DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng retains the Air Putih state seat, to continue as Pakatan's chief minister for the state.

PKR manages to hold on to its stronghold in Bayan Baru, winning the parliamentary seats and all three state seats under it. It is leading in Kebun Bunga, Teluk Bahang, Pulau Betong.

NONE To add to BN's misery, its state chief Teng Chang Yeow ( right ) lost in Bukit Tengah to PKR's Ong Chin Wen.

9.56pm: DAP’s Liew Chin Tong has wrested the Kluang parliamentary seat in Johor from MCA. With 89% of votes counted, it has an unassailable lead:

DAP - 33,863

BN - 26,499

Meanwhile, it is also expected to win Kulai . So far in the vote count:

DAP - 28,058

BN - 16,192

Independent - 137

In Gelang Patah , Lim Kit Siang (DAP) is on the way to victory. He has increased his lead to 10,577 votes.

DAP - 29,942

BN - 19,365

9.55pm: In Kedah, Pakatan Rakyat seems to have the lead in Kuala Kedah , Sungai Petani , Baling , Seberang Perai and Kulim-Bandar Baharu parliamentary seats.

In Kuala Kedah , Azman Ismail (PKR) is ahead in vote count to Zaki Zamani Abd Rashid (BN).

PKR - 18,091

BN- 15,305

Total voters: 95,534

Sungai Petani sees Johari Abdul (PKR) having an edge over Syamsyul Anuar Che Mey (BN).

PKR - 16,337

BN - 15,421

Total voters: 93,336

In Baling , Najmi Ahmad (PAS) leads over Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim (BN)

PAS 11,107

BN 9,640

Total voters: 93,376

It’s N Surendran (PKR) leading in Padang Serai , ahead of Heng Seai Kie (BN), Hamidi Abu Hassan (Berjasa), Othman Wawi (Independent) and incumbent N Gobalakrishnan (Independent).

PKR - 8,186

BN - 6,184

Total voters: 74,245

saifuddin nasution jelajah merdeka pkr political violence attack 080313 Meanwhile in Kulim-Bandar Baharu , Saifuddin Nasution (PKR) ( right ) leads over Abdul Aziz Shiekh Fadzir (BN).

PKR 8,999

BN 7,743

Total voters: 61,062

However, it is Nawawi Ahmad (BN) in the lead in Langkawi , over Ahmad Abdullah (PKR) and Marissa Hussein (Independent).

PKR 1,146

BN 2,377

Total voters: 37,605

9.47pm : In Kota Kinabalu , Wong Tze Phin (DAP) leads comfortably from Chin Tek Ming (BN) and Liew Hock Leong (Star).

DAP - 3,791

BN - 716

Star - 87

Total voters: 50,569

9.40pm: Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR) is expected to retain Lembah Pantai . She has widened her lead over Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (BN)

PKR - 23,125

BN - 19,580

Independent - 126

Votes counted: 59.55% 

9.38pm: According to Oriental Daily , SUPP is left with one parliamentary seat, Serian , which is retained by its bumiputera candidate Richard Riot Jaem.

It lost Stampin , Sarikei and Lanang to DAP, and Miri to PKR. It also failed to recapture Kuching and Sibu from DAP.

   

NONE 9.30pm: Penang, Lim Guan Eng announces that Pakatan retains the state and holds on to its two-thirds state assembly majority, speaking at his Air Putih operations centre.

9.25pm: Chan Foong Hin (DAP) unofficially retains Sri Tanjong state seat in Sabah, which falls under the Tawau parliamentary constituency.

He defeats Fung Len Fui (BN), Olivia Chong Oi Yun (Star) and Yong Ah Poh (SAPP).

DAP - 10,162

BN - 4,489

SAPP  - 226

Star  -124

Total voters: 22,151

9.25pm: Latest count shows Lim Kit Siang (DAP) is still ahead of Abdul Ghani Othman (BN) in Gelang Patah , Johor.

DAP - 22,312

BN - 15,007

Total voters: 106,864

9.19pm: Unofficial results - BN has retaken Kedah from PAS.

Meanwhile, PKR wins the state seat of Indera Kayangan in Perlis. This is the first time the seat has fallen to the opposition.

Indera Kayangan is one of the five state seats under the Kangar parliamentary constituency, comprising 47.7% Malays, Chinese 46.8% and 4.3% Indians.  

9.08am: Official results from the Election Commission - out of 31 parliamentary seats in Sarawak:

BN - 16

DAP - 1

9.06pm: Latest from Fahmi Fadzil, who is Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR) aide: Nurul is  maintaining her narrow lead in this tough battle with Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (BN). The vote count so far:

PKR - 27,234

BN - 25,666

Total voters: 72,533   

8.50pm - DAP looks set to win all 19 state seats contested in Penang. The party is also likely to win all state seats contested in Perak and Selangor.

8.45pm - Close call for BN's Anyi Ngau in Baram . He garnered 9,182 while PKR's Roland Egan 8,988 and Patrick Sibat Sujang polled 363. The total opposition vote exceeds the BN vote. 

8.55pm: DAP has so far retained five of its parliamentary seats: Kuching in Sarawak and four seats in Kuala Lumpur - Bukit Bintang , Seputeh , Kepong and Segambut .

Meanwhile, PKR has retained Bayan Baru in Penang.

Umno has held on to Putrajaya and the Kuala Lumpur seat of Setiawangsa . Unconfirmed report also indicates that it has won Titiwangsa from PAS, also in Kuala Lumpur.

On the spot analysis: Based on this early results, it appears that there is a swing among Malay voters to BN.

pakatan mega rally skudai johor 300413 lim kit siang 8.50pm: Lim Kit Siang (DAP) continue to dominate vote count in Gelang Patah , Johor.

DAP - 11,672

BN - 8,976

Total voters: 106,864

8.48pm: According to Fahmi Fadzil, an aide of Lembah Pantai Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR), the incumbent MP is maintaining her narrow lead against Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (BN) in the vote count.

PKR - 23,242

BN - 19,843

Total voters: 72,533  

8.41pm: Lim Kit Siang (DAP) retains his lead over Abdul Ghani Othman (BN) in Gelang Patah , Johor.

 

DAP - 10,892

BN - 8,549

Total voters: 106,864 

8.34pm: In Kulai , Teo Nie Ching (DAP) is leading over Tay Chin Hein (BN) and S Kuppayah (Independent) for the parliamentary seat.

DAP: 8,613

BN: 6,292

Independent: 85

Total voters: 84,149

8.33pm: Bayan Baru , in Penang is unofficially won by Sim Tze Tzin (PKR), but with a lower majority, ahead of Tan Heap Seng (BN).

PKR - 11,129

BN - 5,481

Total voters: 79,307

8.28pm: Unofficial result: DAP retains Bandar Kuching .

DAP - 30,133

BN - 10,491

Majority - 19,640

Incumbent MP Chong Chieng Jen (DAP) has increased his majority by almost 10,000 votes. In 2008, Chong won the seat by a margin of 9,952 votes.

Shah Alam toll protest Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad 8.26pm: Khalid Abd Samad (PAS) ( left ) leads ahead of Zulkifli Noordin (BN) in Shah Alam , Selangor.

BN  - 5,130

PAS - 5,742

Total voters: 100,076

8.21pm: At 61 percent votes counted, caretaker human resources minister S Subramaniam (BN) pulls ahead in Segamat , Johor, ahead of Chua Jui Meng (PKR).

PKR - 10,466

BN - 13,246

Total voters: 47,115

Meanwhile in Pasir Gudang , Normala Abdul Samad (BN) is leading over Ahmad Faidhi Saidi (PKR)

PKR - 11,001

BN - 11,616

Total voters: 101,121

8.20pm: In Lembah Pantai , incumbent MP Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR) maintains her lead against Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (BN) in the vote count.

PKR - 11,941

BN - 10,623

Independent - 74

Total voters: 72,533 

 
8.13pm: Lim Kit Siang (DAP) continues has widen his lead over Abdul Ghani Othman (BN) in Gelang Patah , Johor.

 

DAP - 10,889

BN - 8,557

Total voters: 106,864

 
NONE 8.06pm: In Labis , Johor, DAP candidate Ramakrishnan Suppiah ( right ) is leading against incumbent MP Chua Tee Yong (BN).

DAP - 3,561

BN - 2,225   

Total voters: 37,787

 
8.05pm: In Lembah Pantai , incumbent MP Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR) has taken the lead for the first time against Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (BN) in the vote count.

PKR - 7,746

BN - 7,128

Independent - 54

Total voters: 72,533

 
8pm: In Penang state seats, DAP is ahead of BN in all the seats counted so far, while the count in four seats Bagan Dalam, Datok Keramat, Batu Lancang and Paya Terubong are not in yet.

Lim Guan Eng is ahead of MCA’s Tan Ken Keong in Air Putih:    

DAP - 5,906   

BN - 1,055

P Ramasamy is ahead of MIC’s Krishnan Letchumanan in Perai:

DAP - 5,794   

BN - 1,415

 
8pm: In Perak, M Saravanan (BN) is leading in Tapah , over Vasantha Kumar Khrishnan (PKR), Shaharuzzaman Bistamam (Berjasa) and Ridzuan Bni (Independent).

BN  - 1,725

PKR  - 1,434

Berjasa - 202

Ind - 41

Total voters: 45,592

 
7.59pm: In Air Putih , Penang incumbent chief minister Lim Guan Eng (DAP) is way ahead of Tan Ken Keong (BN) for the state seat.

DAP - 3,180

BN - 655

 
Total voters: 13,848

 
NONE 7.46pm: Pakatan Rakyat has taken the lead in two targeted Johor parliamentary seats:

In Segamat , Chua Jui Meng (PKR) ( right ) is ahead of incumbent MP S Subramaniam (BN).

PKR - 5,855

BN - 4,227

Total voters: 47,115

In Kluang , Liew Chin Tong (DAP) is ahead of incumbent MP Hou Kok Chung (BN).

 

DAP - 5,369

BN - 3,390

Total voters: 86,914 

 
7.45pm: In Putrajaya , Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (BN) unofficially wins Putrajaya, defeating Husam Musa (PAS) by a 5,438-vote majority.

BN - 9,804

PAS - 4,366.

 
Total voters: 15,798
 
7.40pm: In Pasir Gudang , PKR candidate Ahmad Faidi Saidi leads in early vote count in a straight fight with Normala Abdul Samad (BN).

PKR - 5,131

BN - 3731

       

There are 101,121 voters in this parliamentary constituency.

 
NONE 7.36pm: It’s Liew Chin Tong (DAP) ( left ) in the lead in Kluang , Johor. He is ahead of Hou Kok Chung (BN) by almost 300 votes so far.

DAP  -698

BN - 402

Over in Kulai , Teo Nie Ching (DAP) leads over Tay Chin Hein (BN) and Surendiran Kuppayah (Independent).

DAP - 8,760

BN - 5,638

Ind - 48

 
7.31pm: In Lembah Pantai , Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal (BN), is leading by a comfortable margin over Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR) while Independent Rusli Baba is out of the race.
 
BN - 2,410

PKR - 986

Independent - 5

7.29pm: Lim Kit Siang (DAP) continues to edge in front of Abdul Ghani Othman (BN) in Gelang Patah , Johor.
 
DAP - 4,719
BN - 4,642
 
7.28pm: Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's Twitter and Facebook posting said that the opposition coalition had won.

"PR has won. We urge UMNO and the EC to not attempt to hijack the results. #ubah," the posting read.

When contacted, PKR social media strategist Praba Ganesan confirmed that Anwar's social media accounts had not been hijacked but cautioned people should not be "over the top" over the message.

"The results is still coming in and being counted, it just reflects his confidence, it is more of a statement of confidence than of fact," he said.

 

7.24pm: For the first time in the vote count, Lim Kit Siang (DAP) has taken the lead in Gelang Patah , Johor. Abdul Ghani Othman (BN) is now trailing Kit Siang a little over 100 votes.
 
DAP - 3,567
BN - 3,422
 
7.22pm: In Ipoh Timor , Perak, Kathleen Wong Mei Yin (BN) is trailing behind Su Keong Siong (DAP)

BN - 6,379

DAP  - 25,305

 
NONE 7.19pm: Lim Kit Siang (DAP) is still trailing Abdul Ghani Othman ( right ) (BN) in Gelang Patah , Johor. However, he has narrowed the gap with only a little more than 300 votes separating the two.
 
BN - 2,699

DAP - 2,325

Meanwhile in Kulai , Teo Nie Ching (DAP) has increased her lead.

DAP - 2,856

BN - 1,825

Independent - 19
 
7.16pm: Penang Deputy Chief Minister P Ramasamy (DAP) is on the way of retaining his Perai state seat. He has taken a strong lead in early vote count.

DAP - 2,055

BN - 545

Independent - 5

There are 16,087 voters in this state seat. 

 
NONE 7.10pm: Nurul Izzah Anwar (PKR) is trailing far behind Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin (BN) in Lembah Pantai , Kuala Lumpur, in early vote count.

BN - 1,783

PKR - 76

Independent - 1

There are 72,533 voters in this parliamentary constituency.

 
7.07pm: Chong Chieng Jen (DAP) is currently leading against Tan Kai (BN) in Bandar Kuching , Sarawak.

BN - 3,328

DAP - 6,247

Meanwhile, Julian Tan Kok Ping (DAP) is also in the lead against Yong Koon Seng (BN) and Soo Lina (Star) in Stampin .

BN - 3,565

DAP - 6,115

Star- 3

 
7.03pm: In Bentong , Pahang, incumbent MP Liow Tiong Lai (BN) is running neck and neck with challenger Wong Tack (DAP). In early vote count, Liow is leading by less than 100 votes.
 
BN - 1,354
DAP - 1,276

6.55pm: Lim Kit Siang (DAP) is still trailing Abdul Ghani Othman (BN)  in Gelang Patah , Johor. 

BN - 2,237

DAP - 1,382

 
Meanwhile in Kulai , Teo Nie Ching (DAP) is holding on to her lead.

DAP - 1,499

BN - 801

6.48pm: In Penang, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng in his seat of Air Putih in early count.

DAP - 820

BN - 171

There are 13,848 voters in this state seat.

NONE 6.40pm: DAP candidate Teo Nie Ching ( left ), who is former Serdang MP, is leading in Kulai parliamentary seat in Johor.

She is in a three-way fight with Tay Chin Hein (BN) and Surendiran Kuppayah (Independent).

DAP - 1,336

BN - 509

It is very early in the vote count as there are 84,149 voters in this constituency.

6.36pm: BN is leading in Gelang Patah , Johor which sees the contest between two top guns - Abdul Ghani Othman (BN) and Lim Kit Siang (DAP).

BN - 1,532

DAP - 688

There are 106,864 votes in this constituency.

6.27pm: DAP is trailing in two other seats in Sarawak:

In Sibu , BN is leading DAP 3,033 against 1,856 votes.

Lau Lee Ming (BN) is facing Oscar Ling Chai Yew in this seat. There is also an Independent, Narawi Haron.

In Bintulu , BN is leading DAP 6,098 against 2,323.

tiong king sing 061009 Tiong King Sing (BN) ( right ) is defending his seat against John Brian Anthony Jeramy Kuang (DAP).

6.07pm: PKR may pick up the parliamentary seat of Saratok in Sarawak. It is leading after more than one-fifth of the vote counted.

Saratok sees at three-way fight among Ali Biju (PKR), William Ikom (BN) and Ab Roselie Ab Paleng (Independent).

There are 27,630 voters in this constituency located between Kuching and Sibu, comprising 74% Muslim bumiputera, 20% non-Muslim bumiputera and 5% Chinese.

Out of 39 ballot boxes counted:

BN - 2,418

PKR - 3,769

Independent - 86

Spoilt - 61

6.05pm: Malaysiakini journalist stopped from entering the Umno headquarters at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) where top leaders are expected to be there later tonight to wait for the results.

Malaysiakini was not barred from PWTC in 2008.

6pm: After a full day of polling, it's now down to the nitty-gritty procedures relating to counting.

At the close of the day, the presiding officer at the 8,245 polling stations across the nation will seal the ballot boxes in the presence of the candidates' polling agents.

All of them are to affix their signatures or seals on the ballot boxes. Then the Election Commission officer will compare the number of ballot papers issued based on his or her records with those not used in front of the polling agents. The numbers must match.

NONE When all the ballot papers are accounted for, the presiding officer will reopen the boxes and proceed to count the ballots in front of the agents.

Each ballot paper will be shown to the agents as it is counted. Ballot papers which do not conform to the rules, such as spoilt votes, will be marked ‘rejected’ while the accepted ones will be added to the respective candidates tally.

After the votes are counted at the various polling stations, a statement of the results of the poll will then be sent to the returning officer at the central counting centre located in each constituency.

The returning officer, on receiving the results from the polling stations, will add all these votes, inclusive of postal votes, to determine the winner.

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