GE2008 - PRU12
While BN retains the federal government; BN lost Five (5) states. Yes read that again, 5 states; I am not kidding. PAS retains Kelantan in a more comfortable margins and the oppositions took control of Selangor, Penang, Perak and Kedah.
BN wins federal govt but opposition takes five states
Sunday March 9, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR: The Barisan Nasional will form the next Government as it has won more than half the parliamentary seats.
However, the coalition suffered some of the greatest defeats in its history. Barisan Nasional chairman Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, in accepting the results, said this was clear proof of democracy at work in the country.
Among the results yesterday were:
- The Barisan lost Kedah, Penang, Perak and Selangor,
- PAS strengthened grip on Kelantan,
- Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting won in their seats,
- Among ministers who lost their seats were Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin,
- Gerakan acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon lost to Dr P. Ramasamy in the Batu Kawan parliamentary seat.
Meanwhile, party leaders urged for calm and police have banned all victory celebrations.
On Kelantan, a day before the polling day, the people in Kelantan knew that the GE2008 would be the dirtiest ever general elections and they resigned to the fact that they might not able to stop the phantom/clone voters so what they did was they held a massive sembahyang hajat session lead by Tuan Guru himself. The Sultan Mohamed IV stadium was filled to the brim.So as other places.
My brother told me, the people were upset with SPR's alleged collaboration with the ruling party on the phantom voters/clone voters issue. They put up a banner that reads,
"Demo ado SPR, kito ado TUHE (Tuhan)"
Like I said earlier, apa pun perancangan manusia, kita tidak akan dapat melawan perancanaan Tuhan. ALLAH adalah sehebat-hebat Perancang.
And in Kelantan, in particular, the people know and they understand this concept of God is Great very well indeed.
I wanted to blog more, but today, this whole Sunday I will be spending the whole day finalising documents to be sent to a client's solicitors in NZ. They were expecting the documents by 9.00AM tomorrow NZ time. And they are 5 hours earlier than in KL.
Have a good day folks. Now go and get your newspapers!