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2013 13th General Elections a heartbreaker

June 7th, 2013
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This being just after one month of our 13th General Elections (feels like ages right?), this is  my thoughts and opinion on 13th General Elections.

Expectations

BN: expectation was cautiously high that BN can get back 2/3 majority. PM Najib was personally involved in leading the charge to recover Selangor. Massive funds were spent in campaigning – online, print and tv/radio media were flooded with pro-govt and pro-BN ads. The govt also provided many goodies, ranging from BR1M 2.0 cash handout, to announcing affordable housing schemes to discount for taxi purchase. Various categories of voters seem to get something. The online presence was much more organised and targeted, compared to 2008 where PR steamrolled over BN. With this in mind, expectation was that BN will comfortably win 2/3 and even capture Selangor and Kelantan. PM and his ministers went around campaigning for candidates.

PR: Not to be outdone, PR folks also had high expectation, to the extend that “ini kalilah” (this time) to change government. Even though outmuscled in print and online ads, the PR team engaged in social media as in 2008. But the similar tactics used in 2008 made it a bit like “what’s new?”. PR were confident of retaining Selangor and even get back Perak. During campaign period, PR heavyweights were also going around campaigning for fellow candidates.

Nomination and Campaigning

BN: BN did its job of ensuring strict checking on candidates, but still there were issues regarding academic qualification of some candidates, as the qualifications came from degree mills. Also, the nomination of Zulkifli Nordin (PERKASA) who had insulted Hindus (and in my opinion will continue to do more stupid things) to stand in Shah Alam as “friends of BN” candidate angered many Indians. MIC was in the backfoot trying to contain the fallout from this. Zul’s apology and subsequent fingerpointing at his previous party didn’t really endear him to voters.

This election also saw for first time BN failed to put up a candidate as the UMNO candidate for Pasir Mas failed to submit nomination paper. He’s argument is to allow independent Ibrahim Ali (also PERKASA) to fight against PAS candidate. This is a blackmark for BN, but not much publicised.  Due to this, BN already lost a seat before election day.

Due to unhappiness over candidate selection issues, some UMNO members stood as independents. A total of 61 members were sacked for going against the party. Among the high profile one is Deputy Head of Women’s wing.

PR: PR as usual did some parachuting of candidates, which also caused unhappiness. Some members who stood as independents were sacked. More worryingly was the allocation of seats. On nomination day, 7 seats saw overlapping nominations among coalition members. These were resolved, but after nomination, which led to some bad repercussions. The associate coalition member, Parti Sosialis Malaysia suffered losses due to this. In my area, ex-ISA detainee and Hindraf leader Manoharan Malayalam was dropped in favour of another ex-ISA detainee and Hindraf leader, Ganabathirao. MP for Kapar, Manikavasagam was move to state seat of Bukit Melawati.

Campaigning saw various police reports due to election offences, the usual tussles and small fights. In addition, few centres even had explosives being detonated. First time this happened. Generally campaign period went smoothly without major problems, bar the bombs.

Candidates

This time around, very high number of independent candidates contested. Among prominent ones are HINDRAF’s Uthayakumar and ex-Masterskill College CEO Edmund Santhara.

Also, candidates from BERJASA and KITA also entered the fray. BERJASA is party to keep an eye on. Their focus is xenophobic and racist, and its detrimental if they win any seats.

Women candidates made up about 10% of the candidates. More effort should be made to groom and nominate female candidates. With our female voters outnumbering male voters, perhaps its time political parties think out of the box.

For the first time in Malaysian electoral history, all seats were contested and no candidate won a seat unopposed. A total of 579 parliamentary candidates contested 222 parliamentary seats. For the 505 state seats, there were 1,322 candidates

HINDRAF

This election also saw a historic moment just days before the election date. Hindraf signed MOU with BN, thus aligning itself with the coalition. Waythamoorthy’s move saw a plethora of responses – from good to bad. Some were supportive, saying if BN can help fulfill the Hindraf Demands, why not? Others say this as opportunist move by Waytha and betrayal of Indian community. MIC was lost for words for few days. Even HRP boss Uthaya was angry. PR shocked. The community was divided. BN thought they have clinched it.

Independents

Record number of independents, including some who quit or were sacked from their parties to stand. Among them are UMNO deputy Wanita chief, Kamaliah and ex-Teratai assemblywoman Jenice of DAP.

All the independent candidates lost their deposits. Lesson learnt – independents can’t win it.

Election Day

This is the first time inedible ink is used for elections. About RM5 million was spent to buy the ink. However, within hours of election start, pictures of voters with clean fingers emerged. For some, the ink can be washed away using detergents, cleaning solutions etc. The election commission have to answer for this, and according to them, the halal ingredients used made the ink less strong. I think no need waste money next time la.

This time around, another issue propped up – phantom voters (foreign workers with IC) being ferried around to vote. Few incidents of people getting bashed up were reported. And some citizens were held up by watchgroups of opposition to verified if they are indeed Malaysians. I saw an incident at Taman Sentosa Klang at around 3pm, where police were summoned and they took away someone (not sure if phantom voter or the guy who bashed up the phantom voter).

This election saw a record number of voters turn out to vote. 82.5% of Malaysian voters voted. There were reports of long queues. At the Taman Sentosa centre, the queue lined up until housing area road. Easily about 200 people were queuing at 11.30am. The weather forecast that it will rain in the afternoon and the higher voter could be a cause. EC should have set up more than just 2 counters to check IC and polling centre.

Performance

There is a serious gap between expectation (read the beginning) and performance of the contestants. I feel that both BN and PR had high expectations and were seriously disappointed.  PM Najib’s faced during announcement of winning simple majority seemed to say it all. It was a bad victory. BN failed to gain their prizes – Selangor and 2/3 majority. Overall, BN lost 7 seats compared to 2008. However, UMNO did well compared to other coalition members, winning 88 (or 2/3 of BN) seats. MCA saw a massacre as they lost half their seats (15 down to 7) while MIC took 4, better than the 3 in 2008.

PR thought they won Perak, NS and made inroads in Johor. But they didn’t win any extra states. In fact, they lost Kedah. But both Selangor and Penang were retained with better results, and in my opinion would be hard to imagine BN winning them back. DAP, among the PR team, managed to win much more(10 extra seats) than 2008 (including Sarawak and Sabah), and is the opposition with the most MPs in Dewan Rakyat (38 seats). PR and PAS managed to hold on to some seats. In the end, BN took 133 seats and PR 89. If any defections are planned, PR would need 23 crossovers or aligned MPs to make majority.

 PR also secured more votes (50.87%) as compared to BN (47.38%), but since Malaysia practises first by post and not popular vote system, its pointless to argue about this.

PM Najib made a misstep by blaming Chinese tsunami for the losses suffered by BN. BN big names like ex-Johor MB Ghani Othman lost to Lim Kit Siang. However, stats indicate that losses are due to urban communities (which have bigger chinese representation) voting against BN while the malay heartlands and rural areas still supporting BN. Since there are less Chinese in the heartland and rural areas, it looks like Chinese tsunami, but actually its urban tsunami.

The PM in the same speech mentioned about national reconciliation needed to ensure unity. We have to see what kind of national reconciliation is to be formed.

This election also saw a record turnout, with more than 80% voting.

MIC

MIC contested 9 parliament and 18 state seats. It won 4 parliament and 5 state, which is 9/27 or 33%. President G Palanivel claimed that MIC received good support from Malay and Indian voters, generally but I’m not sure how to arrive at that conclusion. The result is better than 2008 whereby it won 3 parliament and some state seats.

The parliament seat winners are G Palanivel, Dr Subra, Saravanan and Kamalanathan. G Palanivel, the president, suffered a scare as the majority against DAP’s Manoharan in Cameron Highlands “safe seat” was only. Dr Subra predictably won over Chua Jui Meng, Saravanan against Vasanthakumar (ex-Hindraf). The major setback is defeat of Murugesan at Kota Raja seat against incumbent Dr Siti Mariah and SK Devamany against incumbent Dr Michael Jeyakumar in Sg Siput. Many felt Devamany was sacrificed by Palanivel to ensure Palanivel is able to stand in a safe seat. Not sure how much of this issue is going to affect the coming MIC elections.

MIC lost Subang and Kapar against other Indian candidates.

The state seats this time around are from Johor, Malacca.

Future

PR is holding a series of protests, but I doubt it would have any bearing on election results. More than 100 petitions have been filed, so perhaps some seats may see re-election. Some MPs are also having court cases, so more possibilities of by-elections. Rakyat is already looking forward for GE2014.

SPR will be in limelight as the proposed delineation of constituency boundary is to be done this year. Would there be more gerrymandering to try maintain advantage to ruling government?

For BN and PR, its back to drawing boards. Bring on GE14!

Sg Siput MP shares his election story

June 7th, 2013
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Just one month since our 13th General Elections. Here’s a story on the election campaign moments by Sg Siput MP Dr Michael Jeyakumar. He is one of the underdogs in this campaign and managed to block return of MIC to Sg Siput by defeating one of the MIC nice guys, SK Devamany. The article below is to remind us of the election dramas that happened throughout the country.

 

By Dr Michael D Jeyakumar

The sheer volume of complaints we received indicates how little trust the Malaysian public have in the EC. And it is good to see that the Malaysian public are prepared to monitor the polling process itself to ensure it is not hijacked by any party.

There were many complaints of electoral irregularities, if not fraud, during the course of the 13th general election campaign and during polling day.

As this seems to be a hotly debated issue, I would like to share my experience as the candidate for the Sungai Siput parliamentary constituency.

There were many voters who came claiming that their names were not on the Election Commission’s list of voters though they had voted in previous elections. We have recorded their names down and intend to take this up with the EC.

There were also others whose names were registered in the voting list of other constituencies though they had voted in Sungai Siput before, and had not applied for a change in constituency. This too we intend to follow up.

It was painfully obvious that the BN campaign was far exceeding the RM200,000 expenditure limit for a parliamentary seat. Their flags, banners and posters by itself would come to much more than that.

House-owners who allowed the BN to tie banners on the fronts or sides of their houses were paid RM300!

There were numerous programmes during the campaign period when the BN gave out hampers, gift vouchers, and conducted lucky draws with rice cookers and toasters as presents.

There were several programmes where government agencies launched projects, such as the ground breaking for a new Tamil primary school and the handing out of Tekun loans amounting to RM2.5 million to about 100 applicants.

The BN candidates (for the parliamentary and two state seats) were the guests of honour in these sort of events while the opposition candidates were not invited.

Buses to ferry voters

On polling day, our supporters found four tour buses parked in Sungai Siput.

When my team and I when to check, there were no passengers in sight – but the drivers said that they had brought Malaysians working in Singapore back to Perak to vote.

We made a police report and the police detained the four buses and took statements from the drivers.

We were given a list of 35 names by one of the bus drivers – young Malays and Chinese mainly. No foreigners!

When we contacted the handphone numbers recorded in this list, the people named confirmed that they had come on that bus from Johore to Perak on May 3.

We have not been able to identify the passengers from the other three buses yet, but intend to try and do so by contacting the companies. But we do not have any proof that these buses brought in foreign voters.

In any case, our people in the Pondok Panas did not notice foreign looking people trying to attend the voting centres.

Many voters also complained about the ink that washed off. I called the returning officer and he said that perhaps the bottle of ink was not shaken properly. We advised all those complaining to make police reports.

Ballot boxes by helicopter

There are video postings of a young SPR officer guarding two yellow ballot “bags” in a field. That field happens to be in Sungai Buloh in Sungai Siput.

They contained the 237 votes from Orang Asli voters in Kuala Mu. As was agreed, polling at Kuala Mu stopped at 2pm, and the votes were counted there in the presence of PAS counting agents.

The Borang 14 was given to these counting agents, and the ballot papers were then sealed in these two bags and flown by helicopter to Sungai Siput. All these arrangements were made known to us on the afternoon of nomination day.

So this is not evidence of any hanky panky here, but a crowd of about 500 Sungai Siput residents had surrounded the ballot bags and it was only after I arrived and assured them that it was okay that they allowed the SPR to take these bags to the main counting centre.

Another complaint filed to us is the wilful delay in announcing the results.We got the copies of the Borang 14 from most of our polling centres by 8pm. By 8.30pm we knew we had won by about 2,800 votes.

However it took the EC another five hours to announce the result. Painful, but there wasn’t anything sinister in this.

It was the process of tabulation – the EC required each of the 104 “Ketua Tempat Mengundi”to submit his Borang 14 to the Returning Officer, the ADO. This would be typed in and projected on to a screen to enable the candidates to cross-check against their own Borang 14.

After a few minutes, an assistant to the Returning Officer would announce over the mike that vote results from such and such school had been accepted, and it would be added to the cumulative total. Openness and transparency can be time-consuming!

Entrance of 8 EC bags at 11.30pm

Many people in the hall were alarmed when this happened. I was already about 5,000 votes ahead when this happened and many supporters were anxious that extra votes were being brought in to cheat us of our victory! Again, nothing sinister.

The votes from three interior Orang Asli villages were not counted at site, though the process of voting was observed by our PACA.

These votes were brought out by four-wheel drives to the District Office where they were counted under observation of my and PAS’ counting agents.

The “Undi Awal” were also counted then. Apparently it was all done one by one which is why it took several hours to complete. These arrangements were made known to all parties contesting on nomination day itself.

PRU 13 was not a fair one. The mainstream media and government agencies supported the BN shamelessly and openly. And the BN spent far more than the legally permitted limit for each constituency.

There are serious lingering doubts about the authenticity of the voters’ lists. However in Sungai Siput, we were not able to find conclusive evidence of significant cheating during the polling process.

The sheer volume of complaints we received indicates how little trust the Malaysian public have in the EC. And it is good to see that the Malaysian public are prepared to monitor the polling process itself to ensure it is not hijacked by any party.

There is a much higher level of citizen activism to preserve the sanctity of the polling process compared to before. This is good for a democracy and we must say our thanks to the Bersih movement.

And Syabas to the general public. If we want a better system we have to put some effort into creating it.

Dr Michael D Jeyakumar is PSM’s winning candidate for Sungai Siput. He defeated MIC’s SK Devamany and an independent by a majority of 2,793 votes to retain this seat

source: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2013/05/13/no-significant-cheating-in-sungai-siput/

Girl proves Malaysian citizenship claim via DNA test

May 31st, 2013
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 This is interesting. The judge asked the parties involved to settle the claim. The girl underwent DNA test and its proven she’s biological daughter of a Malaysian man. Remember, the NRD can reject claim for citizenship without need to give any reasons, so how are they going to handle this? I suppose she’s not terrorist/communist/committed treason/having duplicate citizenship. She’s going to school, so should be able to converse in BM, sing Negaraku etc.

 The govt had filed to strike out claim based on technicalities, but obviously that’s not going work in terms of popularity or justice in the eyes of community. Its clear cut she’s Malaysian.

Can future cases be solved in this manner? All those having citizenship claim should submit copy of DNA test alongside application form.

 

A 13-year-old girl went through a DNA test and successfully proved that she is the biological daughter of a Malaysian citizen and is, therefore, entitled to get citizenship.

High Court judge Justice Rosilah Yop asked the parties involved in the civil dispute to look into possibility of settling the claim after the DNA findings confirmed that her biological father was a Malaysian, her lead counsel Annou Xavier said on Friday.

Xavier said that the report dated April 26 from the Chemistry department had confirmed that Malaysian lorry driver S. Nanthakumar was the girl’s biological father.

Xavier said that the Government, during a case management of the suit, had asked the girl to go for a DNA test.

The girl – Yanesha – has named the National Registration department (NRD) director-general, the Home Ministry secretary-general and the Government as defendants.

Senior Federal Counsel Maisarah Juhari confirmed the details saying that she would consult with the defendants on whether they want to settle the claim.

Speaking to reporters here after the court proceedings in chambers, Xavier said that the Government had, so far, filed an application to strike out the claim for a citizenship.

“They said it (the dispute) should be filed by way of a judicial review application and not by way of asking for declarations through a civil claim,” he said.

He said the defendants said that the girl had delayed making the application by many years.

Xavier said the girl had applied for citizenship under Article 15A of the Federal Constitution (special power to register children) in 2005 and 2011 but there had been no response from the NRD director-general.

“Yanesha had to apply for a student pass from the Immigration Department to enrol in a public school and sit for examinations,” he said.

He said the judge had set July 31 to ascertain the outcome of the matter.

Yanesha, whose father is a Malaysian and mother Judith Guballo is a Filipina, filed the civil claim through her aunt S.Yogeswari.

Yanesha, who was born at Bandar Sunway on May 3, 1999, is currently staying with her aunt after her parents separated.

She was given a birth certificate with the status Bukan Warganegara’ (Not Malaysian citizen).

Among others, Yanesha is seeking a declaration that she is a citizen under the Federal Constitution and wants the court to direct the defendants to issue a new birth certificate and a MyKad to her.

She is asking for an order that NRD registers and updates her name into the register as well as damages and costs.

source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?sec=nation&file=/2013/5/17/nation/20130517125221

GE13 Elections Updates

May 5th, 2013
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Starting updates a bit late.

2.56am

– At 2.50am, EC says BN has 133 federal seats, Pakatan has 85 with 4 seats to be declared.

– PSM president Dr Nasir Hashim defeated at Kota Damansara, Arutchelvan also lost in Semenyih. [shocking but Dr Nasir lost to BN candidate]

2.36am

– BN 132, PKR 26, PAS 21, DAP 37. 6 seats left. BN fares worse than 2008.

– DUN Seri Andalas @xavierjayakumar retains seat beating T Mohan MIC and Hindraf Uthaya.

– MIC’s sole female candidate lost at Port Dickson state seat.

2.32am

– Manikavasagam (ex-MP Kapar) lost state seat Bukit Melawati with about 800 majority.

– GE13 – At 2.30am, EC says BN has 130 federal seats, Pakatan has 81 with 11 seats left to be declared.

– PAS candidate Kumutha lost (again) Tiram state seat.@OnlineMIC candidate Sooriyanarayanan lost Puteri Wangsa.

2.21am

– BN has retained both Perak and Terengganu with 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).

2.15am

– BN 129, PKR 24, PAS 20, DAP 36. 13 seats left.

2.01am

– @OnlineMIC improved on 2008 results. 4 parliaments seats won. but two bigwigs lost. another 2 results not out yet.

1.59am

– BN 126, PKR 22, PAS 20, DAP 35. BN fails to get 2/3.

– @SMurugessan  lost to PAS Siti Mariah. Hindraf Uthayakumar lost deposit.

– Kapar and Subang no results yet.

1.53am

– Hulu Selangor won by @PKamalanathan . Edmund Santhara lost deposit.

– Kamache Devi wins Sabai from BN.

– Ijok, MIC’s Partibhan lost.

1.48am

– BN retains Johor.

– PAS needs 4 seats to equal 2008 results. PKR is worse as needs 10 more. DAP already exceed by 9! 23 seats left to be counted.

– BN needs 15 to equal 2008 GE results and 23 to get 2/3. PR needs one more to deny 2/3.

– PKR candidate Abdul Aziz Bari loses SABAK BERNAM to Umno’s Mohd Fasiah Mohd Fakeh from a 1,644 majority.

– BN’s Abdul Aziz Sheikh Fadzir defeated Saifuddin Nasution Ismail with a majority of 3,935 votes

– Official : Pakatan Rakyat retains Pulau Pinang with 2/3 majority.

1.42am

– Tenggaroh state seat. MIC candidate Ravin’s wins with handsome majority. He is son of former Tenggaroh ADUN Krishnasamy who was murdered some years ago in JB.

1.40am

– BN 124, PKR 20, PAS 18, DAP 35. BN need another 24 to get 2/3.  PR as a whole need 9 seat to be equal 2008 results.

– PR unable to win any new states, and also lost Kedah.

1.28am

– MCA president says MCA won’t take any govt posts. Lost more than half seats compared to 2008, so far.

1.25am

– PM mentioned about Chinese tsunami causing the change. Fingers pointed at DAP. But are the Chinese that dumb/ignorant?

– Hope SPR wont go about doing realignment of parliament seats. Gerrymandering to create lesser Chinese-influenced seats.

– Official Result as at 1:25 am – BN = 122 seats PR = 71 seats. Left 29 seats.

– BN has retained Perak with a simple majority, 30 out of 59 seats. Another 4 seats left to be confirmed.

 

1.13am

– Sg Siput Dr Michael Jayakumar wins over SK Devamany.

1.07am

– PM Najib speech voicing concern about Chinese vote swing and voting along racial or other “negative” elements. Hopes for national reconciliation.

– BN retakes Perak, says EC.

12.59am

–  Official : Barisan Nasional (BN) retains Sabah after securing simple majority with 33 out of 60 state seats.

– Left with Johor and Kedah only to be confirmed.

– BN needs another 35 seats to get 2/3 majority. If get, maybe tomorrow holiday? 🙂

12.48am

– PKR wins P124 Bandar Tun Razak.

– BN wins GE13. Forms federal government with simple majority of 112 seats.

12.45am 

– P65 IPOH BARAT – Pakatan 45420, BN 16382. Kulasegaran won.

– Sepang won by PAS! BN’s Zin Mohamed lost.

– PAS retains Kelantan with simple majority by winning 23 out of 45 state seat

12.40am

– Official Result – independent candidate Ibrahim Ali loses P22 Pasir Mas.[happy beyond words!!!]

– BN wins P126 Jelebu, P127 Jempol, P129 Kuala Pilah, P131 Rembau, P133 Tampin. PKR wins P132 Telok Kemang. [ MIC candidate lost Teluk Kemang]

12.35am

– DAP’s Tony Pua retains PJ Utara with a 44,672-vote majority, bagging 57,407 votes to Chew Hoong Ling’s (BN) 12,735

– Barisan Nasional (BN) retains Terengganu with simple majority by winning 17 out of 32 state seat

– Official Results – BN wins P171 Sepanggar, P176 Kimanis, P179 Ranau, P18 Keningau, P181 Tenom.

– So PR failed to capture NS, Malacca, Perlis, Pahang, Terengganu. Got back Perak. Retain Selangor, Kelantan, Penang. Left Sabah, Johor, Kedah. If lose Kedah, then its less states than in 2008 but stronger hold in Penang, Perak and Selangor.

12.31am

– Official Result – PM Najib wins P85 Pekan.[as expected!]

12.27am

– Official: BN has 95 parliamentary seats as at 12.20am. Need 17 more for a simple majority

– Barisan Nasional (BN) retains Pahang with two thirds majority

– Official Result – BN wins P95 Tanjong Karang, P96 Kuala Selangor

– Official Result – BN wins P142 Labis. [Ramakrishnan loses against MCA’s Chua Tee Yong, deputy agri minister]

– Official Result – PKR wins P150 Batu Pahat against Puad Zarkashi. [another deputy minister gone]

– Official Result – BN’s Mustapa Mohamed wins P30 Jeli.

– Official:Barisan Nasional (BN) retained Negeri Sembilan with a simple majority with 19 out of 36 state seats

12.19am

– P77 TANJONG MALIM – BN 28225, Pakatan 23897.

– Official Results – BN wins P1 Padang Besar, P2 Kangar, P3 Arau

– Official – Perlis still in BN’s hands with two-thirds majority.

12.15am

– Official Results – PKR wins P116 Wangsa Maju, DAP wins P117 Segambut, DAP wins P123 Cheras.

– P186 SANDAKAN – Pakatan 14226, BN 13138. Pakatan WINS.

– Official : Barisan Nasional (BN) retains Melaka with a two-thirds majority in the 13th general election

12.10am

– Official Result – BN wins P134 Masjid Tanah, P136 Tangga Batu, P139 Jasin.

– P99 AMPANG – Pakatan 41969, BN 28691.

– Official – BN has formed state government in Melaka with simple majority, winning 17 out of 28 state seats so far.

12.08am

– in Malacca, CM Ali Rustam is in brink of losing.

– PAS’ Zuklifly Ahmad lost his Kuala Selangor seat.

– PR retained 3 states, and unofficial news is got Perak but lost Kedah.

12-04am

– Official Result – BN wins P154 Mersing, 155 Tenggara, P157 Pengerang, P164 Pontian.

12.02am

– Official Result – BN wins P92 Sabak Bernam.

– SPR parliament status: BN 81, PAS 6, DAP 21, PKR 10.

11.55pm

– Official Result – BN wins P40 Kemaman.

– Incumbent Nurul Izzah Anwar wins Lembah Pantai parliamentary seat with a majority of 1847 votes.

– P136: TANGGA BATU: MELAKA: BN’s Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah wins 15,633 majority

– PPP president M Kavyeas’s bid to be the PASIR BEDEMAR state rep failed. Lost by 13,037 majority

– Official Result – PAS wins P57 Parit Buntar.

– Official Result – PAS wins P59 Bukit Gantang.

– P153 SEMBRONG – BN 22841, Pakatan 12210. BN WINS

– Official Result – BN wins P61 Padang Rengas. [Minister Nazri]

– P43 BAGAN – Pakatan 46466, BN 12307. Pakatan WINS

– Official Result – DAP wins P64 Ipoh Timur.

– Official Result – DAP wins P76 Teluk Intan

– Official Result – DAP wins P50 Jelutong.

– Official Result – DAP wins P48 Bukit Bendera.

– Kit Siang sweeps Gelang Patah in 14,812-majority victory. Major blow for BN as its cradle of Nusajaya.

11.46pm

– Official Result – BN wins P29 Machang.

– P083 PKR wins Kuantan (Pahang): Fuziah Salleh (PKR) by 4,515-vote majority

– Official Result – BN wins P33 Besut.

– Official Result – BN wins P34 Setiu.

– P070 DAP wins Kampar (Perak): Ko Chung Sen (DAP) by 5,400-vote majority

– It’s official for N22 Teratai, DAP Tiew Way Keng polled 23578 to win with 13646 majority

– Official result as 11.30pm. PKR Nurul Izzah Anwar won Lembah Pantai parliamentary seat with 31,008 votes.

– Official Result – DAP wins P51 Bukit Gelugor.

– Official Result – BN’s Datuk Zambry Abd Kadir wins N52 Pangkor in Perak with 5,124 majority.

11.37pm

– PAS’s Hadi Awang wins Ru Rendang state seat

– Official Result – BN wins P11 Pendang.

– P8 POKOK SENA – Pakatan 36198, BN 32263. Pakatan WINS.

– Official Result – BN wins P6 Kubang Pasu.

– PKR Rafizi Ramli polled 48183 votes to win Pandan w/ 26729 majority.

– Official Result – BN wins P26 Ketereh.

– Unofficial news is Kedah is back to BN.

11.26pm

– Penang CM Lim Guan Eng retains Bagan seat.

– Not much news on MIC candidates except G Palanivel and Dr Subra.  Seems Murugesan  and Devamany lost (unconfirmed)

11.15pm

– Incumbent MP Khalid Samad has defeated Perkasa vice-president Zulkifli Noordin in  Shah Alam with a slight increase in majority. PAS – 48,835, BN – 38,084,  Majority –  10,751 [the best news for me!]

– Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai wins Bentong.

– parliament seat status (official): BN 45, DAP 17, PKR 3, PAS 1.

11.13pm

– Parliamentary seats as at 11pm (official): BN 38, PAS 1, DAP 13, PKR 2

11.12pm

– Anwar Ibrahim wins in Permatang Pauh.

11.11pm

Official results:

– Titiwangsa – BN wins with 26,809 votes

– Seputeh – DAP wins with 61,500 votes

– Malim Nawar (Perak)-DAP wins with 11,296 votes

– Sibu (Sarawak)-BN wins with 23,967

11.05pm

– Seems like Penang and Kelantan remains with PR. So is Selangor. Conflicting news about Perak and NS.

– BN Penang state chairman Teng Chang Yeow  resigns after losing.

11.03pm

– BN won 32 parliament seats, DAP 10 and PKR 1. Official from SPR.

10.57pm

– MIC President G Palanivel wins Cameron Highlands with 462 vote majority.

– DR Subra retains Segamat.

What we know so far as of 10.30pm:

– BN wins Putrajaya as Tengku Adnan beat Husam Musa of PAS with bigger majority of 5541.

– DAP wins P114 Kepong as Tan Seng Giaw trashed PPP Chandrakumanan with 40,307 majority [as expected]

– DAP wins P49 Tanjong with 28,645

–  BN wins P206 Tanjung Manis

– DAP wins P196 Stampin

– BN wins P194 Petra Jaya with 21,443 majority.

– BN wins P193 Santubong with 20,936 majority.

– BN wins P198 Mambong

– DAP wins Cheras with 30k+ majority.

– PKR  wins P219 Miri with about 2k majority.

– DAP wins Bukit Bintang [as expected].

– BN has won more than 26 parliament seats while DAP has 5. Others none. Official announcement by SPR.

Some of my election result prediction (expectation?)

May 5th, 2013
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Not based on any scientific method. Just based on hearsay, some residents’ comments and gut feeling 🙂

Selangor

Kota Raja will see Uthayakumar against Murugesan of MIC. Expecting Murugesan to win, or the PAS candidate to win. My bet is Murugesan by slim margin.

Kapar will see two newcomers from PKR and MIC. Expect PKR to win.

Puchong should be Gobind Singh against Kohilan Pillay. Expect DAP’s Gobind Singh to win.

Subang – Sivarasa will take on MIC new face A Prakash. Sivarasa to win.

Seri Andalas state seat will see HRP Uthayakumar against T Mohan of MIC and Xavier of PKR. Expect Xavier to win.

Hulu Selangor, expect Kamalanathan to win comfortably.

Batu Caves, expect MIC candidate to lose against PKR.

Klang, Charles Santiago to win over Teh Kim Poo.

Pahang

Cameron Highlands, MIC President G Palanivel against DAP’s Manoharan and 2 other independents. Expect Palanivel to win.

Sabai expect MIC candidate to win.

Perak

Its SK Devamany against PSM Dr Jayakumar for Sungai Siput. The worry that funds will dry up if Dr gets elected may well push Devamany to finishing line ahead of others. Sad, but that’s reality.

Tapah – M Saravanan will defend seat against ex-Hindraf Vasantha Kumar, Saravanan to win comfortably.

Ipoh Barat is DAP’s Kula against independent and MCA candidate. Kula to win.

Buntong expect Sivasubramaniam to beat Sivaraajh.

Pasir Bedamar: Expect Kayveas to win.

Jelapang expect both PSM and MIC candidate to lose to DAP.

Hutan Melintang – tough to say. Expect MIC win.

Batu Gajah, Sivakumar to retain seat.

Penang

Batu Kawan: Kasturirani to win.

Perai: P Ramasamy to win with lesser majority.

Bagan Dalam, DAP’s Thanasekaran to win again.

Batu Uban expect BN to win against Jayabalan.

Bukit Gelugor, Karpal Singh to retain seat.

Kedah

Lunas, expect MIC to win.

Bukit Selambau, expect MIC to win.

Padang Serai, expect BN to win over Gobalakrishnan and PKR’s Surendran.

N Sembilan

Telok Kemang: expect MIC to lose against PKR by slim margin.

Port Dickson, PKR to retain seat, beating MIC.

Jeram Padang, MIC to win over PKR.

Johor

Segamat, expect Dr Subra to retain seat, beating Chua Jui Meng.

Tenggaroh, expect MIC to win against DAP.

Puteri Wangsa, expect PAS to win against MIC.

Labis, Ramakrishnan will find hard against Chua Tee Yong. Expect MCA man to win.

 

Expect all independents to lose.