Sun, 05 May 2013 17:30:00 GMT | By The Malaysian Insider team

GE13: Bloodied BN wins Elections 2013, keeps Perak

Datuk Seri Najib Razak convincingly retained his Pekan federal seat as he led his BN coalition to victory in Election 2013.


AP, LAI SENG SIN

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Barisan Nasional has secured a simple majority to form the next government, according to the Election Commission, but took heavy blows in its so-called fortress of Johor.

The BN coalition also seized 19 seats from the Pakatan Rakyat, but lost five seats to the pact in the process.

The Malaysian Insider understands that BN is set to win 128 seats in total.

Perak will also return to BN rule, according to EC, joining the states of Terengganu, Negri Sembilan and Malacca.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak convincingly retained his Pekan federal seat as he led his BN coalition to victory in Election 2013.

The country’s sixth prime minister recaptured the seat with a 35,613-vote majority, polling 51,278 votes to PKR supreme council member Mohd Fariz Musa’s 15,665 votes.

In Election 2008, Najib won Pekan with a 26,464-vote majority, beating PKR’s Khairul Anuar Ahmad Zainudin when he polled 36,62 votes to the latter’s 9,798 votes.

More big hitters from Barisan Nasional have fallen in today’s results, with deputy ministers Datuk Puad Zarkashi and Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah joining three Cabinet ministers in defeat.

Puad lost in the Batu Pahat federal seat while Saifuddin was defeated in Temerloh.

Barisan Nasional was able to hold on to the state of Malacca, although caretaker chief minister Datuk Seri Ali Rustam failed to retain his Bukit Katil seat, losing by just 44 votes.

The coalition secured 17 seats from the 28-seat assembly for a simple majority.

Another Pakatan Rakyat party leader has won in today's polls, with PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang holding on to his Marang federal seat.

In Election 2008, Hadi won the federal seat with a 2,747-vote majority when he polled 33,435 votes to Umno's Datuk Dr Ahmad Ramzi Mohamad Zubir's 30,688 votes.

PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim successfully defended his Permatang Pauh federal seat today, while daughter Nurul Izzah survived a stern challenge in Lembah Pantai.

Barisan Nasional has lost three Cabinet ministers, with Tan Sri Bernard Dompok, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha and Senator Datuk Raja Nong Chik Zainal all failing to win their contests.

Selangor will head back to Pakatan Rakyat rule, sources said today, with the pact expected to retain its 36 seats majority.

In Election 2008, PR won the country’s richest state when it swept 36 seats against Barisan Nasional’s 20 in the 56-seat assembly, along with 17 of the 22 parliamentary seats.

PAS’s Khalid Samad also successfully fended off BN’s Datuk Zulkifli Noordin in Shah Alam, with unofficial sources tipping him to win by over 10,000 votes. But the party lost Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad after he was defeated in Kuala Selangor.

In Kelantan, Independent candidate and Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali lost his Pasir Mas seat to challenger Nik Abduh Nik Aziz of PAS, failing to take advantage of indirect support from BN. The Islamist party also called victory in the state it has held since 1990.

DAP’s Lim Kit Siang has triumphed over Barisan Nasional’s Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman in Gelang Patah to give Pakatan Rakyat the victory in the headline showdown of Election 2013.

The DAP stalwart had moved from his Ipoh Timor seat to Gelang Patah, in an effort to take the fight to opponents Umno in the latter’s bastion state of Johor.

Barisan Nasional (BN) is tipped to win back the northern state of Kedah, after state PAS election director Datuk Yusuf Husin conceded that Pakatan Rakyat’s (PR) chances of keeping the state were now slim.

Kedah fell to PAS in Election 2008, after it won 16 out of 36 state seats and six out of the 15 parliamentary seats there.

In Lembah Pantai, a tense situation is forming after riot police arrived at the official counting centre following protests over the vote count in which incumbent Nurul Izzah Anwar is reportedly leading by by a slim margin.

Earlier, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng called a landslide win for the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) pact in Penang, saying it has retained the state and secured two-thirds control over the state assembly.

The party also said it has snapped up all 11 state seats in ran for in Negri Sembilan as well as the two federal seats it contested.

Unofficial results earlier showed that DAP trounced Barisan Nasional (BN) in all 19 state seats it contested in Penang, giving it a commanding lead in its defence of the northern state. It also kept the Tanjong federal seat.

DAP also won the Bandar Kuching federal seat in Sarawak to take the maiden win for PR pact in Election 2013.

The party also successfully seized Lanang, Tampin and Sarikei from BN, making further inroads into the latter’s so-called “fixed deposit”. It also retained Seputeh — setting the record for the biggest win yet in Election 2013 — along with Kepong and Bukit Bintang.

PKR won the Miri federal seat in Sarawak to give the party its first victory of the polls.

Barisan Nasional (BN) earlier took the Mas Gading, Igan, Batang Lupar, Betong, Limbang, Hulu Rajang and Lawas federal seats in Sarawak, giving it the early lead.

The ruling coalition also won Kapit, Serian, Lubok Antu, Mukah, Baram, Kota Samarahan, Sibuti, Mabong, Selangau, Santubong and Kanowit — all in the east Malaysian state considered its vote bank.

The Federal Territory of Labuan went to BN as well. BN also kept Putrajaya, which had run the risk of falling to PAS’s Datuk Husam Musa’s strong campaign in Election 2013.

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also declared an early victory for PR and warned against attempts to hijack the results, just as results began streaming in.

The prime minister-hopeful made the declaration on his Twitter account at 7pm this evening, just two hours after counting started at tallying centres nationwide.

In Johor, DAP is leading in the targeted federal seats of Gelang Patah and Kluang while PKR is ahead in Segamat. All three seats are BN strongholds in the coalition’s bastion state.

Earlier, PKR raised suspicion of electoral fraud following reports of the early vote counts in several key constituencies — including Lembah Pantai, Lumut and Teluk Kemang — which it alleged were overly low and “discomforting”.

In a statement here, the party’s communications bureau noted that these seats include high numbers of military voters who had cast their votes via advanced voting earlier this week on April 30.

“The initial results that we are receiving, according to our election machinery, from the counting of early votes have been very discomforting,” the party said in the statement.

It added that while the military vote for opposition parties have been traditionally low, the current results were “record lows”.

“The ballot boxes have been left in police stations under the care of the police with supervision by the Election Commission (EC),” the party noted.

“We would like to submit our suspicion of the result as they stand,” it added.

Early results streaming in from various sources have indicated that PKR is trailing in the Lembah Pantai seat with its candidate Nurul Izzah Anwar polling a significantly lower number of votes to her contender, BN’s Datuk Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin.

In Lumut, MCA secretary-general Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha is defending the federal seat in a close quarter fight with PKR’s Mohamad Imran Abd Hamid, a retired admiral who once commanded a fleet of 2,000 soldiers at the naval base there.

It is estimated that there are nearly 400,000 registered Malaysian voters working in Singapore. Just under 200,000 of them live in Johor alone while the rest vote in other states in Malaysia.

The EC held polling for advance voters from the military, police and their spouses on April 30 in 544 polling centres throughout Malaysia.

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51Comments
May 5, 2013 6:13PM
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- Ballot boxes can be brought in at 11pm

- Banglas can vote via escort from police personnel even after they confessed

- Ballot boxes from Opposition found in empty field

- Police fire teargas at public for forming a human wall to block further ballot boxes to be brought in after 10pm

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Need us to say more?

 

I think another election guarding by UN forces is a must since BN don't adhere to common rules.

It is not wrong to vote for Opposition but it is definitely wrong to cheat

But we already knew it will happen, not to this extent

May 5, 2013 12:13PM
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As predicted ! City folks forgot about the 70% rural hinterlands.  Battles may not be won by FB & twitters alone....!

May 5, 2013 7:00PM
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The election results show that both BN and Pakatan will have to work harder in order to win more hearts and minds (of the people) as they look ahead to GE14 in about 4-5 years' time. So the winner in this will be us, the people, I hope.
May 5, 2013 1:30PM
May 5, 2013 4:19PM
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Wow, A nice magician show hur~ ?
How do you do that?
May 5, 2013 6:57PM
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Yeah, very amazing magic show last night, a miracle within few minutes and is effecting whole country. Very nice, a clap to you!
May 6, 2013 12:27AM
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1. How can someone who use to cheat and steal openly do not cheat secretly and in hidden?
2. How can someone who cheat during the day do not cheat during the night?
3. Everyone have seen how the satu malaysia concept was used for BN propaganda whi**** already a big fraud in modern intellectual advance societies.
4. How do you think that there will be no plot when the Home Ministry and all the police dept is in the hand of the PM's cousin?
5. They know how to cheat. Professional, they know what to let go and what to keep. Keep an eye on the BN losing candidate and his a/c then you will know.
6. Go through all your recorded material and ensure that there was an eyes from each party kept on all ballots box for each and every minute.
7. One way to cheat is to bring in already BN pre-voted ballot boxes and throw away what we really voted or by burning it.
8. You might be escorting the ballot box under highly police secured vehicle but hidden in each lorry there might already be only one or two fully BN pre-voted ballot box to be exchange on the way.
9. There might be 2 or more vehicle bearing the same matriculation plate; one carrying the people vote and the other one with BN pre-voted ballot box. Then the police will do the acting on the road. Nobody can notice.
10. If the police carried out the Altunya killing then this task of infiltrating BN pre-voted ballot is so easy la.
Solution to Ambiga. Next time make sure ballot are counted on spot and only result is carried to the main office and not ballot box. Also make sure each and every box is counted separately and don't mix it up with any other box. Otherwise the country will become Satu Century ruling party and not satu malaysia.

May 5, 2013 8:49PM
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Yeah, SPR by directive from BN will invite United Nation Army to gurad our GE14 , no more our PDRM and army, if the opposition want so.... 
May 6, 2013 12:26AM
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This is a pyrrhic victory for the BN. Nothing to shout about. The better heed the opposition assault warning or in the next battle they will be slaughtered.
May 6, 2013 11:08AM
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Chinese communities play with fire when 100% voted DAP or Pakatan Alliances in a systematic nation wide concerted effort political power grabbing attempt. They will loose all their minister representatives in Parliament and excos in state governemnet. This Chauvinist trend is unhealthy for multiracial Malaysia. Chinese should critic and voice up disatisfactions and anger from within with whatever decision and action by BN leaders. It is better to attack from within rather than from outside as BN is the best form of coallision for Chinese community. Malaysian have to change their mentality from "yes man" to "constructive critical man" to their leader and BN leaders have to accept "Constructive Critical members" as the valuable asset to the party. BN must provide all accesses to rakyat by inclusively involving rakyat in any government decisions. Transparent must always be the measuring stick for every program. Any meeting with rakyat must provide access for the rakyat to voice up comments, complaints and critics even in recreational public gathering programs.
May 6, 2013 4:30AM
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all of these things happened somehow shows me distrust among each other.there is no such thing as unity more within malaysian itself. 
because you are so fanatic about this party you let yourself to talk(write) about other parties in such a mean way..be more mature please!
May 6, 2013 7:52AM
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To members of BN:
You people obviously got no fear for the Almighty Allah! Blatant cheating and fraud happened during election day last Sunday and yet you claim election was done "cleanly ". How on earth can you be proud of your so called "clean" win????
May 5, 2013 9:20PM
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Funny in places where the opposition won, there's no mention of fraud or banglas? Makes you wonder! One rule for the opposition - if they don't win in any constituency there must be fraud or banglas rigging the vote. Even before any votes were cast, Anwar proudly stated 'if we don't win the election, the election is rigged." By your logic, Malaysias should question the thumping victories in Penang, Selangor and Kelantan! How about Gelang Patah and Seputeh. Why no voter fraud there, is it because the opposition won big? It is easy for any person to throw around accusations but unless you have proof of such illegal activities, it is just speculation.
May 7, 2013 12:35AM
May 6, 2013 12:21AM
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I fail to understand why the editor of this article use the word "Bloodied" to describe BN. You normally see the British soldiers when influenced by liquor would call their friend as bloody fool and so on so forth. Are we to understand that this editor is bloody unhappy for the success of the Barisan Natiomal? Or is he or she undemocratic?
May 6, 2013 2:11AM
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I suggest the four states to ask for relection as the results are unfair. What if the rakyat stand together for it? and get a PBB person to come and witness the ballot counting?

May 6, 2013 4:29AM
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Hidup BN. Very proud of the outcome.
May 5, 2013 10:24PM
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Lain Kali ye PR........Wining is still winning .....no matter if PR has done a bit better this time. Rakyat has spoken. So stop cranking your head & brain further for those who lost.

For those PR supporter who ARE SO DEPRESSED.....get yourselves tablets called PROZAC.
This will cure your severe depression and schizophrenic illnesses for the next 5 YEARS

May 5, 2013 6:14PM
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Wahai Najib & BN.......WAKE UP!...YOU GAVE ALOT TO CHINESE PEOPLE AND NOW WHAT ORANG CINA DID TO YOU?????

CUKUP LE 1 MALAYSIA, CUKUP LE BERI MEREKA DUIT.. CUKUP LE BERI MEREKA SEKOLAH JENIS KEBANGSAAN

CHINESE PEOPLE WILL NOT HELP BN.

GET PAS & UMNO BE TOGETHER......MAKE IT STRONGER MALAYSIA

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