Results of 2008 Election
Tsu Koon promises smooth transition - 10.25pm
Former Penang chief minister Dr Koh Tsu Koon has promised a smooth transition of power to DAP, which has taken over the state. (Won all 19 State Seats)
State DAP chief Chow Kom Yeow said this was relayed to him by Koh who is also Gerakan acting president. Speaking at a press conference at Hotel Macalister in Georgetown, Chow said Koh told him that the wishes of the people must be respected. DAP has again appealed to its supporters to remain calm.
Opposition takes Kedah - 10.50pm
Both the PAS and PKR have won 22 out of 36 state seats in Kedah. This means that the combined opposition will form the next state government there. Apart from Kedah, the opposition has won two other states - Kelantan and Penang.
Anwar: BN to lose two-thirds majority - 11.02pm
PKR advisor Anwar Ibrahim said tonight that early results from the general election indicated the BN would lose its critical two-thirds majority in parliament.
"We have crossed the one-third majority. This is based on information from the candidates from the initial counting," he told AFP. "This is a major victory... and we are moving up very fast towards (winning) 40 percent (of parliament seats)," he said.
More Update: 4 AM
The opposition has successfully denied its 2/3 majority after they won 82 parliamentary seats. BN won 139 parliamentary seats.
The opposition won Penang (29 out of 40 state seats), Selangor (34 out of 56 state seats), Perak (31 out of 59 state seats), Kedah (22 out of 36 state seats) and Kelantan (39 out of 45 state seats).