Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tale of Two Bukits and One Sungai

Well, I do not wish to title my blog entry as two bukits and one batang... sounds too corny... but at point of writing, PKR has already conceeded defeat at Batang Ai where unofficial results show that BN has won the seat with increased majority...

I wonder if Najib is jumping for joy with this win? With vast machinery and money, BN has certainly manage to hold the Ibans ransom for their votes but then again, I would not take the glory away from them. BN won N29 Batang Ai. That would mean that Pakatan must now relook at their approach to East Malaysia. Many would argue that lack of big guns from Pakatan caused the loss but, the question is, would it make a difference? On the hindsight.. maybe.. but then again.. there are lessons to be learnt here and Pakatan could well do with a defeat to bring them down to earth and make a more concerted effort to win over the Dayaks and Kadazandusuns of East Malaysia.

But, I really wonder if Najib is really happy with what is going on in Perak and Kedah?

At time of writing, it looks like the RIGHTFUL MENTERI BESAR of Perak is giving BN's candidate Mr. Okay a roasting..... previously, PAS won this seat through the late Roslan Shaharom by 1566 votes, at current moment, PAS is leading with 2377 votes!

PAS:11375 BN:8998 IND:29 SPOILT: 137

While in Kedah it was reported by Malaysiakini

7.13pm Bukit Selambau Unofficial results After counting five out of 22 polling centres, PKR's Manikumar is leading by 990 votes.

Previously, V Arumugam who was an independent but with a huge dose of help from Pakatan, won the seat with 2362 majority...

And going by the result coming in.... me think Najib got DUMPED....

Lets see if I have to eat humble pie...

Update 9.00pm...

Guess not... Pakatan won both the seats with increased majority... well at least the unofficial.

8.58pm Manikumar wins Bukit Selambau

With all 22 polling boxes counted, Manikumar retained the seat for PKR by winning with a 2,396-vote majority, a slightly higher margin than in the 2008 general elections.

8.50pm UNOFFICIAL PAS wins Bukit Gantang PAS 20,021, BN 17,076, Independent 56. Majority 2,945.

Well, I would like to see how the 13 independents fare in the election... wonder any of them got the BIG FAT ZERO?

By the way, this result baffles me...

8.10pm from BS - Tmn Ria Jaya to PKR by majority of 941.

From one polling station 941!!! The folks there must be really pissed with BN.

With 13 in the fray and a weekday, BN must surely fancy their chances but my learned Malaysians at Bukit Selambau and Bukit Gantang has spoken and shown us the way!


By the way, the source of all the above are from:

1. Malaysiakini
2. Zorro Unmasked
3. People's Parliament

Thank you to all Barisan Rakyat Bloggers for making this possible.

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