Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Malaysia TRI-election Final Result

Today, 7th April is the TRI-reelection of two state seats and one parlimentary seat in Malaysia, where the Rakyats given a chance to judge whether the BN (Barisan National) has performed well in its so-called "reformation" in past one year since 308, or Pakatan Rakyat has better ability to "change" for the future.

Rakyats have performed their duty to fill in the report cards this morning. So, what's the result?

THE FINAL VERDICT (Source: Malaysiakini.com):

Pakatan Rakyat was awarded...

2 Bukits! (Bukit Gantang and Bukit Selambau)


Barisan Nasional was awarded...

A Batang! (Batang Ai)

Bukit Gantang Parlimentary Seat, Perak OFFICIAL RESULTS
Mohd Jamaluddin Nizar (PAS) 21,860 (WON)
Ismail Saffian (BN-Umno) 19,071
Kamarul Ramizu Idris (Ind) 62

Batang Ai State Seat, Sarawak OFFICIAL RESULTS
BN's Malcolm Mussem Lamoh (3,907 votes) (WON)
PKR's Jawah Gerang (2,053).
The majority is 1,854

Bukit Selambau State Seat, Kedah OFFICIAL RESULTS
S Manikumar (PKR) 12,632 (WON)

S Ganesan (MIC) 10,229

Majority 2,403

Some quotes from leaders:

Anwar: "The Pakatan victory in the two 'bukits' showed that “irrespective of the new PM, Malaysians still want change...with PAS’ victory in Bukit Gantang, Perak should now have fresh elections. ”
~Will the fact of having two Menteri Besars in a state becoming history soon?

Koh Tsu Koon: "By losing two out of three by-elections, we should look at the results as a reminder to BN to effect reform more concretely..."
~How BN is going to lead the country concretely if those implemented policies tend to be altered here and there from time to time, like petrol price issue? Well, hope Najib can lead better. I hope...

Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud on Batang Ai's BN victory: "They welcome Najib's leadership. They believe that positive change will come with his appointment...We fully support the new prime minister and this is the way the people of Batang Ai giving Najib a rousing welcome..."

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