Tuesday, 7 April 2009


The results are in and Pakatan Rakyat has emerged as the winner in two of the three by-elections. Both the Bukit Selambau (Kedah) and Bukit Gantang (Perak) is now under the Pakatan Rakyat Government. Batang Ai (Sarawak) of course was taken by Barisan Nasional.

Here are the results taken from Malaysiakini:

9.20pm Bukit Gantang OFFICIAL RESULTS
Mohd Jamaluddin Nizar (PAS) 21,860Ismail Saffian (BN-Umno) 19,071Kamarul Ramizu Idris (Ind) 62
Majority - 2,789 (In 2008, the majority was 1,566)

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.

Manikumar is already celebrating at the official counting centre SM Teknik in Sungai Petani. Along with him is Kedah Menteri Besar Azizan Abdul Razak, PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and PKR vice-president Azmin Ali.

(Source: http://malaysiakini.com/)

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