Unofficially the opposition parties – DAP, PKR and PAS have managed to deny the BN its two-thirds majority in the Parliament. At the last count, DAP won 27, PKR 25 and PAS 24, bringing a total of 76 seats, one more than the magical number of 75 needed to deny the 2/3. Meanwhile the BN has won 108 seats. There are a total of 222 seats
DAP victorious, PAS is redeemed, PKR ‘tumpang’ happy with many seats as well.
MIC shamed, Gerakan loses pants, Umno loses face – Najib Tun Razak and Mukriz Mahathir did well (doesn’t it tell you something???), MCA…better join the Opposition?
3 states in the arms of the Opposition – Penang, Kedah, Kelantan. How is Selangor faring?
BN can’t form a government – even by now – after midnight – such a rare sight. 2008 is indeed a magical year. And a wonderful one.
People are advised to stay calm. Dont go out and celebrate, dont! Just be happy!
Police are around town, checking mobiles to see if any “seditious” messages have been transmitted.
Congratulations to all the winners, especially those endorsed by Rakyat Malaysia. It’s been a long day but a worthwhile one.
I remember sitting in a coffee shop in the mainland in 2004, with PKR Gooi Hock Seng and Cheah Kah Peng, watching the TV for election results.
It was a bleak, very bleak night. PKR lost all seats except one – Permatang Pauh – and Wan Azizah had a hard time there – counting and recounting votes. She emerged finally as the winner, with a very slim majority of 500-odd votes.
DAP didn’t do badly but not amazingly. But the party had more reasons to be happy because some new comers had won state seats.
PAS was a flop and lost many seats in Kelantan. Most people thought they would lose Kelantan all the more this time.
But it seems, the Opposition has not only jump back on track but beyond imagination.
IT’S THANKS TO THE PEOPLE WHO FINALLY DECIDED!