Sunday, May 5, 2013

Malaysia election 2013 results

Malaysia election 2013 results finally came out, Malaysia long ruling coalition had won the 13th Malaysia general election with simple majority. That means incumbent Prime minister Mr. Najib Razak can rule Malaysia another five years. Although the election results were not so great for the ruling party but it still provide the golden chance for Mr. Najib Razak the man to  continue transforming Malaysia in many aspects. Although Mr. Najib Razak failed to secure two third majority, the road ahead is tough, he has to ponder deeply how to maintain the stability and the vibrancy of economic development. The target of ending  Malaysia's governing coalition  half-century rule led by Mr. Anwar had finally unsuccessful. It create the space for the ruling party to continue to grasp the power in the near future. despite its worst-ever performance in a general election, a result that exposes growing racial polarization in the Southeast Asian nation and could undermine Prime Minister Najib Razak. Malaysia election 2013 results is the guideline for ruling party indeed. Let's see the Malaysia general election 2013 closely.9.55pm: Things are getting intense in Johor Bahru as an angry mob of about 100 people surround a car, said to hold 'illegal votes'. 10.10pm: Khalid Ibrahim says in interview with Radio Bangsar Utama that Pakatan Rakyat has retained Selangor by winning 38 out of 56 seats. 10.15pm: Situation in Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar under control. 600 PKR supporters and 200 BN supporters not clashing. Nurul Izzah Anwar and family at counting centre, says Nurul's press secretary Fahmi Fadzil. Raja Nong Chik not seen. 10.25pm:  Kedah looks set to fall to BN.
10.30pm: Malaysiakini reports that PAS has retained Kelantan with 23 out of 45 state seats. MIC retains Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat by 80 votes and MCA retains Ayer Hitam.
10.35pm: Lim Kit Siang leads by more than 15,000 votes in Gelang Patah.
10.56pm: (Unofficial) Incumbent Khalid Samad of PAS defeats BN's Zulkifli Noordin in Shah Alam by over 10,000 votes, topping his 2008 record.
11pm: Reports say Nurul Izzah Anwar has retained the Lembah Pantai parliamentary seat by a majority of over 1,800 votes.
11.02pm: Anwar Ibrahim wins the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat with a majority of over 11,000 votes.
11.08pm: Teng Chang Yeow says he will resign as Penang BN chief and Gerakan Secretary general  within a week. He says he will take full responsibility for BN's loss in Penang, Malaysiakini reports. 11.14pm: Hundreds of Pakatan supporters are seen heading towards Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar to celebrate Nurul Izzah's victory. Nurul thanks her supporters on Facebook.
11.36pm: Rafizi Ramli wins Pandan parliamentary seat with a majority of almost 27,000.11.27pm: Abdul Khalid Ibrahim wins Bandar Tun Razak by over 10,000 votes; PKR's Dr Tan Kee Kwong wins Wangsa Maju by over 5,000 votes. 11.42pm: Hishammuddin Hussein retains Sembrong parliamentary seat with a majority of 10,000 votes. Nazri Aziz retain Padang Rengas.
11.44pm: Nik Abduh Nik Aziz defeats Perkasa's Ibrahim Ali by 8,000 votes to claim the Pasir Mas parliamentary seat.
11.59pm: Three ministers kicked out;Hadi Awang retains Marang and Teresa Kok keeps Seputeh with a record 51,552-vote margin.
12.03am: (Unofficial) PAS youth leader Nasrudin Hassan defeats BN's Saifuddin Abdullah by a majority vote of over 1,000 for the Temerloh parliamentary seat.
12.05am: Karpal Singh retains the Bukit Gelugor parliamentary seat with a majority of 41,778 votes. 12.22am: Lim Kit Siang has officially won the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat, defeating former Johor menteri besar Abdul Ghani Othman.
12. 25am: Malacca's caretaker chief minister Ali Rustam failed to retain his Bukit Katil seat, losing by a 44-vote margin.
12.31am: Postal voting outcome incoherent, says Anwar Ibrahim at a press conference. 12.39am: BN retains Negri Sembilan with a simple majority of 19 out of 36 state seats.
12.43am: Facebook users are 'blacking out' their profile pictures as a sign of protest against widespread reports of blackouts in counting centres.    12.48am: Najib Razak wins in Pekan with a majority of 35,613.
12.57am: BN retains simple majority to win the 13th General Elections and form the federal government.
1.28am: Anwar Ibrahim tweets that evidence of voter fraud has been presented to international media. 1.53am: BN scores 125 parliamentary seats, Pakatan Rakyat 76 seats.
2.01am: Anwar Ibrahim refuses to accept the election results, says he expects EC to respond and issue official statement to allegations of fraud.
2.14am: BN clinches 129 seats, Pakatan trails with 80 seats. BN keeps Perak with a slim majority of three seats; retains Terengganu with a two-seat majority.
2.58am: Results for six remaining seats yet to be announced.
3.00am: Latest figures have Barisan Nasional taking 133 parliamentary seats, and Pakatan at 87.

4am: Final tally: Barisan Nasional holds 133 seats, Pakatan Rakyat gets 89 seats.
The National Front had won 133 seats in the 222-member parliament, falling well short of the two-thirds majority that Mr. Najib Razak had aimed to capture in Sunday's election.
The 59-year-old prime minister could now come under pressure from conservatives in his own ruling party UMNO for not delivering a stronger majority despite a robust economy and a $2.6 billion deluge of social handouts to poor families.
While support for the ruling coalition from the country's majority ethnic Malays remained strong, ethnic Chinese who make up a quarter of Malaysians continued to desert the National Front, accelerating a trend seen in the last election. This is due to the weak strength from MCA and the other component party, these parties seem like sleeping most of the time.
Ethnic Chinese have turned to the opposition, attracted by its pledge to tackle corruption and end race-based policies favoring ethnic Malays in business, education and housing.
"We will work towards more moderate and accommodative policies for the country," a gloomy-looking Najib told a news conference after the majority was confirmed.
"We have tried our best but other factors have happened...We didn't get much support from the Chinese for our development plans." I think Mr. Najib Razak has to rethink its plan whether can benefit Chinese voters.
Kuala Lumpur's stock market could gain on Monday on investor relief that the untested opposition failed to take power, but any optimism could be tempered by the prospect of political uncertainty due to the weak win.
The National Front won 140 seats in 2008, at the time its worst-ever showing. The opposition won 88 seats this year, according to latest results, up from 82 last time.
Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, still a powerful figure in the dominant United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), told Reuters in an interview last year that Najib must improve on the 140 seats won in 2008. Najib could face a leadership challenge from within UMNO later this year as a result of falling short.
ANWAR CRIES FOUL
The National Front also failed to win back the crucial industrial state of Selangor near the capital Kuala Lumpur, which Najib had vowed to achieve.
The three-party opposition alliance led by former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim had been optimistic of a historic victory, buoyed by huge crowds at recent rallies.
But as counting went late into the night, it became clear that the fractious opposition would be unable to unseat one of the world's longest-serving governments and pull off what would have been the biggest election upset in Malaysia's history.
After claiming an improbable early victory, Anwar later said that he rejected the result because the country's Election Commission (EC) had failed to investigate evidence of widespread voter fraud.
"It is an election we consider fraudulent and the EC has failed," he said.
The National Front has heavy advantages, including its deep pockets, control of mainstream media, and an electoral system skewed in its favor.
Anwar had accused the coalition of flying up to 40,000 "dubious" voters, including foreigners, across the country to vote in close races. The government says it was merely helping voters get to home towns.
The opposition also lost control of the northern state of Kedah, one of four it had taken over in the 2008 success.
The 2008 result signaled a breakdown in traditional politics as minority ethnic Chinese and ethnic Indians, as well as many majority Malays, rejected the National Front's brand of race-based patronage that has ensured stability but led to corruption and widening inequality.
Ethnic Chinese parties affiliated with the National Front suffered heavy losses in 2008 and were punished by voters again on Sunday. The National Front's ethnic Chinese MCA party won just five seats, down from 15 in 2008, according to the latest count.
That leaves the National Front dominated more than ever by ethnic Malays, who make up about 60 percent of the population, increasing a trend of racial polarization in the country.
"There needs to be an effort to look back at racial harmony," said Khairy Jamaluddin, the head of UMNO's youth wing and a member of parliament. "We don't want the results to be looked at through a racial lens."
(Some Information collected from additional reporting by the Reuters Kuala Lumpur bureau; Writing by Stuart Grudgings and Niluksi Koswanage; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

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