Monday, May 6, 2013

GE13 Results: Update 5

At 12:55 AM, Election Commission chief Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof had declared that Barisan Nasional had obtained a simple majority with 112 seats, while Pakatan Rakyat only managed 58 (PKR: 18, DAP: 28, PAS: 12).

At 01:25 AM, BN increased its tally to 122 parliament seats while PR had 71 (PKR: 20, DAP: 35, PAS: 16).

The Malaysian Insider says it is made to understand that BN is set to win 128 seats in total.

Perak PR had conceded that BN has successfully retained Perak.  Kedah PAS election director Muhamad Yusuf Husin also conceded 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.

PSM leader D Jeyakumar contesting under PKR beat off a strong challenge from MIC vice-president SK Devamany to keep his Sungai Siput parliamentary seat with a majority of 2,793 votes.

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

First Admiral (Rtd) Mohamad Imran Abdul Hamid from PKR handed MCA’s Kong Cho Ha a drubbing to win the Lumut parliamentary seat (PKR – 40,308, BN – 32,140, Majority – 8,168). In Election 2008, Kong scraped through in Lumut by a razor-thin majority of just 298 votes.

PKR’s Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin who managed to overwhelm Malacca Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam won more than 44 votes! (PKR – 46,167, BN – 40,720, Majority – 5,447).

The braggarts from MCA only won five seats, compared to 15 in 2008 – Tanjung Malim, Labis, Ayer Hitam, Tanjung Piai and Bentong.

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