Sunday, March 09, 2008

Latest Malaysian Election News

While Samy Vellu and the rest of the MIC leadership are drowning in their sorrows (probably singing "We are family, I got all my losers with me), both BBC and CNN have the following on their front pages: Election setback for Malaysia PM and Malaysian PM suffers election shock. The CNN article is a popular news item among the readers, ranking at number 2.

As of 2.42 a.m., the unofficial news is that while Barisan National (National Front) has won the general elections by a simple majority, it has been denied the crucial 2/3 majority by the Opposition.

Other interesting bits of election news, courtesy of Malaysiakini:
  • MIC is having a straight flush of loses, with president Samy Vellu going down along with his deputy president, youth chief, and women's wing chief.
  • Khairy Jamaluddin being indignant, vowing that "We will fight back". Shouldn't he be saying stuff like "We'll work harder to regain the trust of the rakyat (people)"?
  • Jeff Ooi is heading for the Parliament.
  • Lim Guan Eng is going to be the next Penang Chief Minister.
  • PAS gets Kedah, but doesn't get Terengganu
  • DAP gets Petaling Jaya Utara
  • Victory parades are banned