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Quiet everywhere as Malaysia Decides.

Since it was voting day today, I gather a lot of people will be at home waiting for the latest news on which political party won which seat.

So far, as stated on Malaysiakini.com, some of the latest live reports are:

Ramasamy knocks out Koh in Batu Kawan - 8.27pm

Unofficial - Prof P Ramasamy has defeated outgoing Penang chief minister Koh Tsu Koon by a majority of 3,000 votes. Koh is the most senior BN leader to have lost so far.

DAP reclaims Kota Melaka - 8.15pm
DAP has won Kota Melaka, a seat which the party lost in 2004.

Opposition closer to taking Penang - 8.20pm

Having unofficially won 17 of the 40 state seats in Penang, the opposition is currently leading in six other seats with a wide margin. They need to pick up just another four seats to take over government in the island state.

PAS retains Kelantan: PAS president press sec - 7.50pm
According to Roslan Shahir Mohd Shahir, who is the press secretary of PAS president Hadi Awang, PAS has unofficially won 31 of the 45 state seats.

He said that PAS' Nasharuddin Mat Isa has beaten Umno's Awang Adek Husin in Bachok. Awang Adek, who is deputy finance minister, also lost in the state seat of Perupok, which is under Bachok.

And interestingly enough :

Voter turnout tops 70 percent - 7.58pm

At 7.30pm, voter turnout nationwide was reported at 70 percent, but the figure is expected to go up as more information comes in.

Election Commission head Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman.told a press conference in Putrajaya that turnout was highest in Kelantan and Putrajaya (81% each), followed by Terengganu and Perlis (79 percent), Selangor (74 percent) and Pahang (73 percent).

The lowest turnout was for the Federal Territory of Labuan at 59 percent. Generally, about 70-75 percent of voters come out to vote for each general election.

For those who actually exercised their option to vote this time around, great job!

But boo to the people who didn't manage to register to vote this time around like me.

Let's see how the results go this time around, and may the 'winners' whoever they may
be NOT let the rakyat down.

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