Saturday, March 8, 2008

12th Malaysia's Election (PRU12) - The Shocking Election Result:

KEPUTUSAN PILIHAN RAYA UMUM KE-12 (PRU12) - The Shocking Election

All about 12th Malaysia's Election Result

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The Oppositions retained Kelantan and swiped Penang, Kedah, Perak and Selangor. PAS won a comfortable 38 seats in Kelantan and their counterpart PKR got 1 while BN got only 5. In Kedah, PAS won 16 seats, PKR got 4, DAP managed to secure 1 seat while BN won 14 seats from the total of 36. DAP won an extravagant 19 seats out of 40, while PKR got 9 and PAS secured 1, throwing mocks towards BN, winning only 11 seats in Penang. The oppositions also won Perak and Selangor, but i am too lazy to wait for the updated information from the SPR's website. Shocked!

New PAS chief ministers for both Kelantan and Kedah i suppose while DAP will take Penang and Perak whereas PKR will be taking Selangor. Hopefully they can work something out. Shocked!

The first message i got was about the fall of Mr.Samy Veloo and Mrs. Shahrizat. Its about time that somebody kicks Samy's ass out of the Parliament. Izzah Anwar winning against a giant in the form of Mrs. Shahrizat was a breath taking revelation too. A giant killer indeed. Shocked!

What a relief to know that PAS retained Kelantan. Phew! No thanks to me. But it is sad to know that BN retained Terengganu. But at least PAS also got Kedah. Truth revealed. I am a PAS supporter. Shocked!

And if i heard the news right, BN's 2/3 majority have been denied! Fair enough. Shocked! Khairy jamaluddin got Rembau. Damn it! Shocked!

Malaysians, get ready for a new Malaysia tomorrow.

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This website are generating official result from SPR.

Following are views of political analysts and officials on Malaysia's watershed general elections.


"This is probably not good news for the equity market or the ringgit. I think the consensus was that the BN coalition would soldier on and have a sufficient majority to push through their spending programmes and the development of their corridors (economic development zones) ... but this puts in doubt that they will even be able to implement their spending programmes. There really was no feel-good factor before (the election) and this really reduces the likelihood that there will be one in the near future."


"It was a phenomenal shift. They lost up to potentially four state governments. I think the PM will potentially have to resign. This is unprecedented. The only other time this happened was in 1969 and that's why everybody is very nervous now because of the uncertainty."


"I guess the question now is, 'Is it going to be peaceful?' If they are able to control it, then that would at least avoid one potentially negative reaction ... Maybe it's an encouraging sign that real contested elections can be held without violence. If they had won overwhelmingly, I think there would have been suspicions that there was fraud, so the fact that they did allow the opposition to make these gains is encouraging."

Cohen doubted that rising prices alone would account for a heavy backlash against the ruling coalition.

"Frankly, I don't think that that's what would have been to blame for the opposition doing so well. People are certainly nervous about the economic outlook for the world economy right now, but I think that's more a function of what's going on in the U.S."


"I think the opposition is 20 to 30 seats away from forming government and that's what the unofficial count is revealing. I think it's a combination of many factors. I think, number one, is the economy -- the economy is doing well, but it's not translating into a better standard of living for ordinary Malaysians."

The opposition had also waged an extraordinarily well-organised campaign, he said.

"The level of campaigning that's being done by the opposition is phenomenal, much, much better than previous elections. It's not just the result of being better organised and better prepared, it's also the support of the people who are a bit fed up. There's also infighting within (main ruling party) UMNO..."

SAM ZARIFI, HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH, WASHINGTON First of all, we saw several attempts by the coalition to try and not have these elections free and fair. Clearly, they were worried about the possibility of losing, more than any other time. At the same time, it was clear that there has been some discontent with the state of affairs in Malaysia and that the people of Malaysia really wanted an end to what has essentially been a state in which they don't have freedom of press, freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.

There is no excuse or reason any more for Malaysia not to have that freedom. For a country that has made so much of economic progress, it is time to catch up politically. Obviously we have to wait for the full result of the election, but what we hope to see is that parliament will begin dismantling some of the authoritarian laws and systems that have been in place for too long, starting with the Internal Security arrangements. Basically, opening up of Malaysian society to allow it to flourish.

YAP SWEE SENG, ACTIVIST WITH HUMAN RIGHTS BODY SUARAM "This is a victory of people who were fed up with Barisan Nasional's mismanagement and abuse of power. People have sent a very clear message that they are fed up with racial politics. Going forward, I think it is very critical for the country to start a new period of policies that are more democratic."

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