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  1. As a voter in Sibu, I am very happy with the result, almost lost to the postal vote, just found out that they change the turn-out from 59.86% to 70%, if calculate the vote, the postal votes are almost 2x. From 2500 register voters to 5100 votes. If not we won by more than 5000 votes. I just found out that my past away grand parents still can vote. So to PM, I like to meet them again, and I think BN can arrange every.

    …you people put too many ghost people in the ballots, now them come back to haunt you, sleep well, do want to see someone you don’t want to see.

      • REGISTER VOTER : 54695
        VOTER TURNOUT: 32742 VOTES

        BN : 18447 VOTES
        DAP: 18845 VOTES

        TOTAL: 37524 VOTES

        TOTAL COUNT: 37919 VOTES

        EXTRA VOTES: 5177 VOTES.


  2. As a Sabahan we like to congratulate the Sibu people for
    showing their true feeling and need.We in Sabah shared the
    same sentiments.Hope the Sibu Tsunami will travel to Sabah
    in the coming 13 General election.It nice also if SAPP dare
    to vacant their MP seat to test the BN strength and let the SABAH people to decide.

  3. I only saw you wrote twice “Comments have been enabled” and immediately, I reload the page but still see the same message “Comments have been disabled…” and then reload a few times to no avail. I even refresh the Internet page. Anil, you don’t have to say sorry. I just wanted to know whether it’s my computer problem or other viewers have the same problem.

    Hmm, you will check that out the next time?? In another by-election? It’s so ironic that because of these ‘buy-elections’ some people have become wicked and wished that their ADUN would resign ,etc, in order to receive $$$$ benefits !!!

    • It’s not your computer problem.
      A few times, after I wrote comments enabled, and before I could enable the feature, I would receive a phone call and so that could have taken me a few minutes to enable. And within 3-4 minutes I would have to disable the feature because of the sheer volume of comments.

  4. Thanks Anil for the LIVE coverage yesterday. I’m sure many Malaysians from around the world was following the by-election LIVE from your site.

    I have no problem with the speed but however, I was unable to submit any comment despite you enabling it. I still see the word “Comments have been disabled …(or something like that)” on the screen. Why is that so?

    You’re the BEST when it comes to LIVE coverage, and of course, I never fail to log-in to your site every morning before I start my day.

    Thanks again, Anil.

    • You are welcome.

      The problem is that when I enabled the comments, in just a minute, dozens of comments would appear, and I had to quickly disable the feature to catch up with going through the comments (they are moderated); a few people complain when they don’t see their comments appearing after they had posted them.

      So I am sorry if you were unable to comment.

      I am not sure if you have to reload the page to see the comments feature enabled. I will check that out next time.

  5. It is unbelievable that Pakatan cybertroopers and DAP/Pakatan leaders are running amok with delirious joy as though they have won the World Cup.

    LKS is even calling it historic. I wonder what is so historic about DAP winning in Sarawak. I didnt hear Najib calling HS as historic even when they won by a bigger majority.

    The fact is that this is just a temporary respite for Pakatan and DAP. The end is near and nothing can stop Pakatan from imploding with their MPs and ADUNs jumping off the Titanic that Pakatan has become.

    • DAP regained this parliamentary constituency after 26 years, so there is reason for them to celebrate. BN regained the Hulu Selangor seat after 2 years, so…what do you think?

  6. Happy to see this result. The slim margin of victory should be viewed taking into account the gross and blatant bribery involved from one side. It is therefore a GOOD win, a Drift in a Good Direction towards the CHANGE that Malaysia n M’sians NEED!

  7. …to jerry chin (with due respect to any person of reasonable stature)…when you wrote …”i believe there are many people who already know who i am and how PRECISE and INTELLIGENT i am in political predictions”……..when i read your despicable renderings, my stomach and my bile almost coughed out off my mouth……such arrogrance uttered,,,it seems you are bn inclined….but please lah, if you ARE really a chinese, you like anyone else CAN predict BUT dont BOOAST that you are an INTELIGENT ‘soothsayer’ ….you ARE not…….you sound so very naive, behaving like a spoilt child that knows no HUMILITY, something very virtous that most parents teach their young when they are growing up ….or ARE you already a full grown adult with demented mind???????………i also agree with one commentator, with your kind of mentality, you should go eat … now that dap has won……asap

  8. Anil, you ought to try Chromium Browser’s ‘Timeline’ feature while loading your site. Clear your cache first, load your web on, right click the page, ‘Inspect Element’, clicking ‘Timeline’ should get you a page prompting you to enable profiling. Enable it, and click the ‘refresh’ button for

    This morning (while I guess celebrations have kept many of your readers’ heads on their pillows), your site takes over 30 seconds to load (I notice loading this page to comment took 1.5 minutes!). You only host (almost all your content is from other hosts, such as FB, CIL, Google etc) two entities of any size: the page source and your header image. Everything else loads at around what I’d expect for my 1Mbit/s Streamyx connection. The two hosted at load at around 2kilobytes per second, needing nearly 20 seconds each! I tried the same with (on the same server), and got similar results. I tried the same with (look up your IP, add 1 to the last part, do a reverse lookup) – a server on the same network, probably owned by your hosting provider, got a similar result.

    Double-checking those sites on a server in the UK, the entities load at several hundred kilobytes per second, so we can rule out server sloth (you can check for yourself using websitepulse’s free website checking tool for page transfer times to US/DE/AU and possibly others). Double-checking using a DiGi EDGE adapter (my only other option in PD), those entities load SEVERAL TIMES FASTER, around 12kilobytes per second. EDGE is a slow technology, with max at around 25kilobytes per second, and 12kilobytes not unusual.

    Having a few servers dotted around the world, I notice that the deals that networks sign with each other (I think it’s called ‘peering’) to transfer data for each other’s networks makes a huge difference in terms of website performance for visitors from different networks. It might be worth asking your hosting provider why data from your web arrives at such a trickle in Malaysia, and it may be worth double-checking with readers who have access to other networks in Malaysia and the near region. ‘wget’ is the tool I use to check how fast a single entity arrives from different servers, but for graphical awesomeness, chromium browser’s resource timeline is hard to beat.

    If it is a peering issue, excruciating page load times is not something you could solve by optimising your site. It’d be interesting to know what experience your other readers have, and how it varies from network to network.

    • Thanks, Sean, for that technical analysis. Much appreciated.

      I experienced the same slow download speed over the last two days. Took off a couple of widgets linked to external sources and that may have helped. (But then again, all the other news portals were also really slow last night.)

      Anyway, it seems almost back to normal service now. Let me know if you still find it slow. Whatever it was, I hope it’s gone.


  9. yes… a inspiring win for PR in Sibu… time now for the CHANGE!!! BeNd time-up and u better b prepare for the major landslide fall come next election, state and general.

    People’s voices have raisen and bye bye for BeNd…

    kakakka… nice Monday morning, kampua for everyone… yeah!!! …

  10. Actually this election was very similar to the hulu selangor election. even in hulu selangor pakatan was leading well until the postal votes and the (alleged) pengundi hantu kicked in.

    Even in Sibu last night when the postal votes and the other assorted pengundi votes kicked in Pakatan was struggling and won very narrowly.

    The strongest message we got from this by-election is that the Sarawakians especially the Sarawak Bumiputras have woken up to certain realities.

    Pakatan Rakyat is now a Government in waiting.

  11. So what now? This does not represent a march to Putrajaya nor is it even a march to Kuching/Petrajaya. Its a moral victory and lease of life for PR.

    This country is being tested in what it truly believes in. What it really mean to be a Malaysian nation. The truth is we are not deciding. We are divided, we are jaded and cynical and we don’t trust each other. Non-Malays believe that not reforming will destroy the nation but the Malays don’t trust the non-Malays to take care of them if there is reform and have no confidence in reform.

    The politicians are not going to solve this problem not quickly anyway. In history, such change usually are done by the most marginalised – the Indians, the Sarawakians and Sabahan but sometimes the students. Its seldom done by the middle class, the intellectuals and the opposition politicians.

    All that can be done is stay in the game and wait for the system to collapse. Its really the only way..THAT PR and DAP achieved in Sibu.

  12. I watched the result announcement by the Returning Officer. He was absolutely hostile to the DAP candidate. Would he be above any sheningans in the process? …

  13. Ho 😆 Ho 😆 Ho 😆
    😆 MAlaysians the WINNER and CONGRATULATION to PR DAP 😆

  14. Good Morning, Sibu. Have Sweet Dream last night, didn’t ye?
    And to Anil, you are fabulous! Great Job well done!
    The road to Putrajaya is getting shorter!

  15. Congratulations Pakatan/DAP !!! Ha ha ha !!!

    I got up this morning a happy man !!!

    Miracles can still happen and are happening …

    Cheers to all Pakatan supporters !!!

    Thank God really, Amen !!!

  16. Congrats SIBU! You have demonstrated Money is not everything and made the right choice. You definitely have sturdier sets of spine than those in Hulu Selangor!

  17. Even with a handicap of more than 2000 postal votes, BN still fail to retain its Sarawak stronghold in this first by-election in east Malaysia. Guess the politicians from BN can now go back to their kampong to tanah janggong.

  18. I have being waiting for results and last last frined tell me to go to web. Through Anil channel of information is so much faster than our TV news and Radios. This tell us our freedom of information is not what Rais Yatim claim to be effective. Free kam pua for RY pls. Sarawak and Sabah have hope now with PR to transform the TRUE 1Malaysia.

  19. First Najib… tried to bribe the people with money. Then… ADUN … jump party in order to sway the election.

    He thought he could could buy us with money. What he don`t realise is that he can buy some but not all. Congratulation to the people of Sibu & Sarawak for standing up to money politics and buy election. As what I have said 99% DAP PR.

    • Thanks Yang for mentioning PR. From now on, we should only mention PR against BN instead of DAP/PKR/PAS.

      Everyone did their job well, without PKR or PAS, DAP would not have won. It is team work that matters.

      Rememember when they were counting the last few boxes of votes from the Malay area and DAP was shocked to receive an extra 600 votes compared to 2008 from the Melanaus? This shows that PR as a team is really giving a strong challenge to BN in every constituency now!

      Congratulations! Cheers! Salam Reformasi!

  20. NO PAIN! NO GAIN!Congratulation! U show good example to lead the other state to Vote for change, DAP(Discount & Promotiom! BN(Barang Naik), hehe,cheers!


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