BN reached the 112-seat threshold to retain control of the federal goverment but there was no honour in victory, given the blatant vote-buying, political intimidation and even violence, and the many cases of doubtful voters.
This was the dirtiest election ever. And the lack of honour in victory was clearly manifested in the glum long faces of BN leaders as Najib, with Rosmah on his left, made his victory speech. Not one of the seven at the press conference even smiled.
And yet, Pakatan increased its tally of seats from 82 to 89.
At the state level, Penang, Selangor and Kelatan reamin under Pakatan with at least a two third majority, while Kedah fell to BN.
1Malaysia may have provided free beers in Penang but the rakyat have the free spirit to continue the quest for justice, freedom and solidarity until all dishonest and self- and crony-serving politicians and their parties are shown the exit.
Official: BN leading 133-89 (DAP 38, PKR 30, Pas 21)
In the 2008 general election, BN took federal power with a 140-82 seat majority. PKR won 31, DAP 28 and Pas 23 in those polls.
Now we are seeing some big parliamentary gains for the DAP in the urban areas of Penang, Selangor, Perak, Johor and Sarawak.
In Penang, BN has won Balik Pulau, Tasik Gelugor and Kepala Batas. Karpal, Jeff Ooi and Zairil have won for DAP while Anwar scored a thumping win for PKR in Permatang Pauh. PKR also won in Nibong Tebal.
In Terengganu, Pas reports that it has clinched Marang (Hadi by a 5124 majority), Kuala Terengganu, Kuala Nerus and Dungun in Terengganu. But Husam has lost in Putrajaya. PKR has defeated Annuar Musa in Ketereh.
In Selangor, Khalid Samad of Pas has thrashed Zulkifli Noordin.
In KL, Nurul Izzah has retained Lembah Pantai in a nail-biting contest with a 1847 majority. PKR also wins in Wangsa Maju.
In Pahang, PKR could have retained Kuantan while Pas has won Temerloh (unofficial). MCA’s Liow wins by 374 votes over Wong Tack.
In Kelantan, Ibrahim Ali (independent) has lost. Actually, no sad loss, that.
In Johor, Kit Siang has won but Jui Meng lost.
Over in Perak, Jeyakumar Kumar retained Sungai Siput with a large majority. Pas has captured Bukit Gantang and Parit Buntar, and PKR has won Lumut.
In Sarawak, DAP won in Sarikei, Sibu, Lanang, Kuching and Stampin. PKR in Miri. Final tally from Sarawak: BN 25, DAP 5 and PKR 1. Total 31 seats.
PKR says it could win 29 parliamentary seats:
Penang Pakatan has clinched a two thirds majority. Roads near the Penang governor’s residence have been sealed.
In Perak, Nizar has won with a 1206 majority, according to a Pas source. Zambry wins Pangkor. Nine FRU trucks are at the Perak state assembly.
Pas reports that PR has taken over Selangor, winning A two thirds majroity. Charles Santiago also says PR has retained Selangor.
But Kedah has fallen back to BN by a 19-17 tally in state seats, according to a Pas source.
Perlis remains with BN. BN retains Pahang with two thirds majority.
BN also retains Negri Sembilan and Malacca. Ali Rustam lost by 44 votes.
Pas has retained Kelantan while BN is believed to have retained Terengganu.