Post-GE13: BN Would Have Lost Without Advance & Postal Votes

It is official, Barisan Nasional wins the mother-of-all-elections, returning back to Putrajaya and forming the Federal Government. While Najib is happy with the results, Anwar says he will not accept the GE13 results until the EC investigates their claim of electoral fraud. What happens after PRU13? 'Follow this story' to find out.

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Merdeka Centre says BN would have lost without postal and advance votes

Merdeka Centre said that after stripping and analysing the data, it concluded that BN could have lost as many as 30 parliamentary seats if it did not win the postal/advance votes.

Merdeka Centre says BN would have lost without postal and advance votes

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These votes alone gave BN victory in 22 parliamentary seats, which made all the difference. Without those 22 seats, BN would have tied with opposition Pakatan Rakyat at 111 seats.

Without those key postal and advanced votes, MIC would be without the two Cabinet ministers Datuk Seri S Subramaniam (Segamat) and Datuk Seri G. Palanivel (Cameron Highlands).

Merdeka Center concluded that "the implication of advance and postal voting on this election will certainly figure strongly as civil society and the opposition continue to pressure the EC for further reforms of the electoral process."

This finding will cause heartache for Opposition politicians who have been campaigning for the past few years for the abolishment of postal voters, arguing that it provides opportunities for fraud.

Election court dismisses petitions

The Election Court here today dismissed petitions by Pakatan Rakyat to challenge the results of a parliamentary seat and two state seats which were won by Barisan Nasional (BN) in the 13th General Election.

The Election Court here today upheld Barisan Nasional’s (BN) victories in Ketereh (Parliament), Air Lanas state seat and Kok Lanas state seat after rejecting petitions filed by PKR and PAS.

At the same court, O'hara also rejected BN's petitions against two Pas state seats - Mengkebang and Manik Urai and ordered the petitioners to pay RM60,000 in costs.

The Election Court here today dismissed with costs, two petitions by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) GE13 candidates and affirmed the Barisan Nasional (BN)’s victories in the Balik Pulau parliamentary and Teluk Bahang state constituencies.

The judge said he dismissed the petitions because the petitioners, among others, failed to comply with the provisions under the Election Petition Rules 1954.

In regard to Balik Pulau, Hadhariah ordered Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik to pay RM40,000 costs while for Teluk Bahang, the court ordered Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain to pay RM10,000 costs.

Judge Datuk John Louis O'hara also ordered the petitioners to pay a total of RM200,000 in cost to all the respondents including to Air Lanas assemblyman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.

Pakatan Rakyat says High Court, dismiss all GE13 results

Pakatan Rakyat today went for the jugular – asking the High Court to set aside results of all 222 parliamentary seats in GE13, disband the discredited Election Commission and order fresh polls.

Pakatan Rakyat says High Court, dismiss all GE13 results.

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This unprecedented move, probably the first in any Commonwealth country, was made necessary because the indelible ink fiasco caused massive cheating, destroyed the integrity of GE13, and deprived the opposition pact of a legitimate opportunity said Pakatan Rakyat.

“Therefore even if a small percentage of dishonest voters were able to wrongfully vote more than once because of the deliberate failure of the EC to implement indelible ink, they were sufficient to affect the results in a significant number of seats,” said the opposition in a statement of claim.

In addition to wanting the High Court to nullify GE13 and call for fresh elections, it also sought that until the results of a fresh general election are known, the Federal Government shall remain in office as a caretaker government.

Bersih says 'People's Tribunal' will be a moral force to investigate electoral fraud

Bersih 2.0’s “People’s Tribunal” may not have any legal standing but will serve as a “moral force” to investigate allegations of electoral fraud, said Datuk Ambiga Sreenavasan when defending the polls watchdog’s final attempt at proving wrongdoing in the May 5 polls.

“It is true that it is not set up under any law or statute. That is why it is called the People’s Tribunal,” she said.

“It will be an evidence-gathering tribunal and what we have is the moral force to examine the allegations. That is its main aim — to gather evidence,” she added.

Ambiga said the tribunal will be presided over by a five-member panel, which will include individuals of repute and who will not be members of any political parties or even from Bersih 2.0 itself.

Bersih 2.0 will soldier on with its plan to set up the tribunal which, she said, should be announced in two or three weeks’ time, despite earning condemnation from polls regulator Election Commission (EC).

“For Bersih... our role is just to facilitate the setting up of the tribunal. Further to that, we will not get involved. It must be completely independent,” she added.

NGOs says EC members should resign if they are professional

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Twenty-five civil groups have demanded the immediate resignation of the Election Commission (EC) to regain public confidence.

“We feel the public has lost confidence in the election process. If the EC is professional, they should resign,” said Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall president Tan Yew Sing.

“Looking at all the allegations of fraud during the May 5 elections, I think it is a fair to ask EC members to step down since they have been responsible for the whole elections,” IKRAM secretary general Zaid Kamaruddin said.

A group of 40 intellectuals and non-governmental organisation representatives want the Election Commission (EC) to be placed under Parliament's jurisdiction. “They should be closer to Parliament instead of Putrajaya,”

White House says that Malaysian authorities should address the election concerns

The White House on Wednesday congratulated Malaysia's prime minister on his coalition's election victory but urged the government to address concerns about election irregularities.

"We note concerns regarding reported irregularities in the conduct of the election, and believe it is important that Malaysian authorities address concerns that have been raised," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.

Polls observers says GE13 was partially free but not fair

Two leading think tanks accredited by the Election Commission (EC) to observe the 13th General Election have concluded that the polls were "only partially free and not fair."

Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) said that EC had ensured the overall process between nomination day and election day proceeded smoothly without any major issues.

Non-BN parties caused an uneven playing field due to issues the use of government facilities during campaigning and doubts over the EC impartiality.

The media was heavily biased in favour of BN, said Wan Saiful, noting that state-funded media platforms had been abused to project partisan views to the public.

“But I personally believe that we should accept the result, it is credible as of now... partially free and not fair. If we don't, where do we go from there?" asked Ideas CEO Wan Saiful Wan Jan.
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182,209 Malaysians signed petition to UN against GE13 voting fraud

In one day, a petition addressed to the United Nation against voting fraud in Malaysia's GE13 has gathered 182,209 signatures.

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Trending on Facebook: Social media users are spreading a petition on to protest against GE13 voting fraud.

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Social media users demanding for re-election looks forward to hope

Social media users demanding for re-election looks forward to hope

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Social media users demanding for relection looks forward to hope

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This was spotted in KLCC, Jalan Ampang on 6th of MAY 2013 the day AFTER elections. Photo credit: Curi-curi Wang Malaysia.

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Social media users demanding for re-election looks forward to hope for the country. Photo credit: TV PRU13.

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Silent protest demanding for clean and fair elections by Malaysian students in Hong Kong.

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Social media users are demanding for re-election for GE13

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Barisan Nasional wins Putrajaya with 122 simple majority

Barisan Nasional wins Putrajaya with 122 simple majority

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Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s BN survived a hard-fought polls battle in face of “Chinese tsunami” yesterday, but rival Anwar Ibrahim has vowed to fight the result following allegations of widespread fraud.

As at 12:50am this morning, BN retained federal power with a simple majority, scoring 112 seats to PR’s 58.

The ruling Barisan Nasional coalition led by Najib Razak got well past the threshold of 112 seats for a simple majority in parliament, standing on 132 as final returns continued to trickle in.

But Najib became the first leader of the regime, which has controlled Malaysia since independence in 1957, to win with a minority of the popular vote.

"Najib is secure for at least another term," said James Chin, a research fellow with Singapore's Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Najib says he is satisfied with the election results

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak expressed satisfaction on the running of the general election and felt that there was no reason for anyone to doubt Malaysia's democratic process.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak today recorded his appreciation to the voters and all Malaysians for returning the Barisan Nasional to power at the national level.

Najib urged Malaysians and leaders in the federal opposition to accept tonight’s results “with an open heart”, and warned against any street demonstrations to protest the outcome.

“I am satisfied with the process and the credibility of this elections. There are also local and international observers. I am also confident Malaysians will accept the results,” he said.

The BN chairman admitted it had not expected the wholesale abandonment by the Chinese community, which he blamed on the Pakatan Rakyat’s alleged play on racial sentiments.

“I expected it but I did not expect it to this extent. None of us expected it to this extent. But despite the extent of the swing against us, BN did not fall,” he added.

He also criticised the opposition for making unfounded allegations including accusing the BN of importing Bangladesh nationals as voters, describing it as a malicious act.

Anwar says he does not accept the GE13 results

Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he will not accept the Election 2013 result, accusing the Elections Commission (EC) of rigging the polls to give Barisan Nasional (BN) victory.

Opposition leader said that Pakatan Rakyat will not accept the results of the polls until the Election Commission explains the alleged instances of fraudulent electorate process.

PKR de facto leader said Pakatan Rakyat will not recognise the legitimacy of the outcome, claiming that several hotly-contested seats were marred by allegations of widespread fraud.

“As of now we are not accepting the results,” the visibly upset Anwar told a press conference packed with supporters, local and international pressmen.

“Many of the seats they have announced, we are contesting (the results) and they have not responded to our allegations,” he said.

"It is an election that we consider fraudulent and the EC (Election Commission) has failed," an exhausted-looking Anwar told reporters.

Khairy Jamaluddin says simple majority is good enough

A simple majority for Barisan Nasional in the general election is good enough to form an effective government.

“The rakyat want to change but they want to change through Barisan. It is a signal of support for Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his transformation programmes,” he said.

“We must prove to the Chinese community that we can be there for them despite the decline in support,” he added.

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