Big Swing to Opposition!!!
Barisan : 229 State seats – Won Johor, Sabah, Pahang, Malacca, Terengganu, Perlis & Negeri Sembilan.
Opposition: 134 State seats – Won Selangor, Perak, Penang, Kedah & Kelantan.
What do you think about the result? Were they shocking? Did you expected that? It’s truly shocking for us… It shocked everybody. However, Barisan Nasional will still 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 (Go Izzah go… 😉 ), Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin,
- Gerakan acting president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon lost to Dr P. Ramasamy in the Batu Kawan parliamentary seat.
I’ve carried out my responsibility yesterday by voting somewhere in Johor Bahru after work. The voting when smooth and easy. What I can say now is the results are very very interesting and surprising. A number of BN top guns defeated and a number of states taken over by the opposition. I just hope this can lead to a better and improved situation of the nation. The Parliament is going to be filled with more opposition members and we hope they can work, discuss and debate fruitfully together with the ruling party in order to create a more prosperous and peaceful country. 🙂
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