P Kamalanathan (MIC) bags 24,997 votes against Zaid Ibrahim’s (PKR) 23,272 in the Hulu Selangor by-election
BN Wins and Congratulations to the New MP P.Kamalanathan for Hulu Selangor
The results so far
6.45pm: Unofficial results
PKR – 6,389
BN – 5,385
Majority – 1,004
So far about 25% of votes counted.
6.43pm: Unofficial results
PKR – 5,596
BN – 5,041
Majority – 555
6.41pm: Unofficial results
PKR – 4,204
BN – 3,592
6.37pm: On-the-spot analysis
According to early results, PKR is leading by a wide margin in Chinese areas and by a slight margin in mixed areas and is trailing behind BN in Malay areas.
For PKR to win, it needs to win big in Chinese and mixed areas to cover its expected lost in Malay areas.
6.34pm: Unofficial results
Kg Baru Cina KKB (Chinese area), saluran 2 – PKR 203, BN 77
Kg Baru Cina KKB (Chinese area), saluran 4 – PKR 256, BN 73
Kg Baru Cina KKB (Chinese area), saluran 1 – PKR 207, BN 56
Unofficial – PKR 666, BN 206
6.29pm: Unofficial results (PKR 2,972, BN 2,259)
Bandar Kuala Kubu Bahru (mixed area), saluran 1 – PKR 135, BN 82
Bandar Kuala Kubu Bahru (mixed area), saluran 2 – PKR 272, BN 212
Bandar Kuala Kubu Bahru (mixed area), saluran 3 – PKR 490, BN 205
Unofficial – PKR 897, BN 499
6.23pm: Unofficial results
Kg Baru Batang Kali (Chinese area), saluran 1- PKR 220, BN 58
Hulu Yam Barat (mixed area), saluran 1 – PKR 205, BN 184
Ampang Pecah (Malay area), saluran 5 – PKR 148, BN 216
Hulu Yam Barat (mixed area), saluran 1 – PKR 224, BN 168
Kg Gumut (Malay area), saluran 1 – PKR 104, BN 172
Unofficial – PKR 901, BN 798
6.18pm: Unofficial results
Kg Sungai Tengi Selatan (Malay Felda), saluran 1 – PKR 62, BN 176
Kuala Kalumpang (mixed area), saluran 1 – PKR 98, BN 128
Kg Baru Rasa (Chinese area), saluran 1 – PKR 301, BN 75
Kg Bahru Kerling (Chinese area), saluran 1 – PKR 268, BN 122
Unofficial – PKR 729, BN 501
6.13pm: Unofficial results
Kuala Kalumpang, saluran 1 – PKR 98, BN 128
Ulu Yam Barat, saluran 1 – PKR 171, BN 94
Kg Bharu Kerling, saluran 1 – PKR 172, BN 83
Pertak Bukit Fraser – PKR 22, BN 15
Pertak, saluran 2 – PKR 18, BN 98
Ampang Pecah, saluran 1 – PKR 105, BN 155
Unofficial – PKR 491, BN 445
6.10pm: Counting has begun for the Hulu Selangor by-election. According to unofficial results, BN has won the postal votes.
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3.15 pm Latest Exit Polls BN Ahead 51% to 49%
3.00 pm Latest PKR Sarawak member. Muhyddin daring to say win by 6,000. Hantu Voters must be…Lets see..
2.45pm Latest Hulu Selangor poll: Voter turnout now 63.74% of the 63,701 eligible voters
Malaysiakini 2.15pm: Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin holds a press conference at the district police headquarters in Kuala Kubu Bahru.
He said BN’s KPI (key performance indicator) for this by-election is a majority of 6,000. This is based on the total majority that BN received for all three state seats under the Hulu Selangor constituency two years ago.
In the 2008 general elections, BN won all the three state seats but lost the parliamentary seat.
However, Muhyiddin stressed that the most important thing was for BN to win this by-election.
“For me, I don’t want to be optimistic… We just want victory.”
Asked on BN’s chance, he said, “The overall sentiment, up to today, has been pro-Barisan. I hope this will translate into votes.”
On the recent polls that showed PKR was leading, Muhyiddin said, “We’ll see, no need to speculate. The voting process is still on-going.”
Meanwhile, candidate Zaid Ibrahim said at a restaurant in KKB that it would an uphill battle for PKR to retain Hulu Selangor.
2.12pm: Young voters appear to think beyond Hulu Selangor as they go to the ballot box.
“I know I’m not just choosing someone to represent us but the poll outcome will have a national impact,” first-time voter Nor Ain Fadilah Shawal Alludin, 26, told AFP after casting her vote in the Kuala Kubu Bahru district.
1.47 pm. Latest. a political analyst said that with 56.82 percent and 36,650 having voted it clearly favours the PKR candidate. Many young voters have come back to vote and the bookies are running a business just to give it knee jerk factor so that people will put their money$$$$$ on BN. If all Pakatan who take BN that is the question?
1.45 pm Natasha said BN is really serious and Pakatan seems to have their stomachs too full after lunch and taking too easy as they feel their Candidate will romp home easily. BN is going on an all out assault now, There seems to be a new surge of confidence judging from the BN supporters on site. No wonder the odds are fast coming down. Its back now 50/50 call.
1.30 Pm Latest. they say first half Pakatan lead now BN second half horse overtaking Zaids horses coming very fast to close the gap. Hehehe
1.15 pm Sarawak Punters all taking BN. Overwhelming swing now as Bookie Odds going back to 500 Pakatan. Some one must make a heavy win today. Seems a sudden surge of bets going for BN. The rich towkays are going all out to ensure BN remains in pursuit.
1.00pm Latest from EC 31,632 voters have cast their votes, making it a 49.04% turnout.
12.40 pm Latest; BN Sarawak members from site says its so hot and at their area SK Ulu Yam Baru turnout very good.
12.35 pm Latest: BN so subdued as those voting for BN are not bold to even show signs. Clear indications of Pakatan leaving BN far behind after last nights mammoth rally.
12.30 pm Latest : Phone call from Natasha on site. Voters seems to be showing Z signs. Wow! So openly..
12.15 pm Latest:-1500 and above PKR will win. Ground sources . Bookies already openly giving ODDS at 1800 Win 80 ….
The constituents of P94 Hulu Selangor are going out to vote from this morning 8am-5pm. By nightfall the results will be known and we will have a NEW Memeber of Parliament. Odds still 50/50 with events unfolding this morning and the handicap remains intact as bookies are following events closely.
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From Malaysiakini so far
10am: In the Sekolah Menengah Kamaruddin, Kuala Kubu Bahru – a Malay-majority area – BN election workers appear to dominate all the strategic spots along the main roads leading to the school. Twenty black-clad BN workers arrive.
9.55am: In Rasa, Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor exco Ronnie Liu advises Pakatan supporters not give in to provocations from the BN side.
His advice came soon after a heated verbal match between the two sides when a BN man shouted “lanciau” at Pakatan supporters.
Police try to persuade some 20 BN supporters to move to the other side road to separate the two groups. But BN supporters would not budge. The more vocal BN supporters instead move to stand closer to the Pakatan people. They cry “punggung kasi” when Pakatan chant “reformasi”.
9.45am: MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek arrives at the Chinese-majority area of Kg Baru Kelompang. Pakatan supporters opposite of MCA ‘pondok panas’ mocks him with “Dato, marilah sini ambil gambar.”
Chus smiles and waves. He says he is confident BN will emerge victorious. “Saya yakin BN akan menang, tapi dari segi peratus tak tau.”
He however concedes that the MCA campaign strategy, which only focus on the new village issue and local development, has been unable to attract the younger Chinese residents and out-of-town voters.
When asked whether he is not confident of a BN win, he said: “Don’t put words into my mouth. I did not say this. That’s why sometimes I don’t like to meet reporters.”
9.42am: The BN supporters in Rasa, Kuala Kubu Bahru (a Chinese-majority area) outnumber Pakatan’s by about 20 people. They jeer at cars that donned PKR flags, some attempt to cover windows of the slow-moving cars with BN flags.
The two sides, numbering about 70 people, almost clash when one protestor who is against the building a TNB power line in Rawang got agitated and wanted to go over to confront the BN side. Police step in to restore peace.
The BN side comprises mostly Malay youths, while those on the Pakatan side are mainly middle-aged Chinese. The BN supporters jeer at the few Malays standing on the Pakatan side with remarks such as “Melayu bodoh! Tak malu ke anak nampak?”
Pakatan supporters yell “Reformasi” and BN side answers “Sudah Basi”.
9.30am: Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin visits the BN ‘pondok panas’ at the Malay-majority area of Sungai Buaya. There are around 100 supporters from both BN and Pakatan standing on both sides of the road canvassing votes for their respective candidates.
9.24am: BN has cleverly set up its ‘pondok panas’ (polling information booth) at a resident’s house opposite the polling station at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan KKB, a Malay-Majority area. However, no PKR ‘pondok panas’ could be seen.
Quite a number of voters are queuing to vote, mostly women and the elderly. Both BN and Pakatan Rakyat have around 20 supporters standing on both sides of the road, persuading voters who passed by to vote for their respective coalition.
When no voter is seen passing the gauntlet, both sides argue over whether on a number of national issues – the Pakatan supporters raise the issue of government corruption while the BN side says some Malaysians don’t work hard enough and they put the blame on government.
Some vehicles passing the polling station honk in support of the flag-waving supporters, which immediately draws shouts of acknowledgment from the crowd.
9.10am: BN candidate P Kamalanathan leaves Sungai Choh for other polling stations. He describes the reception from the voters as “fantastic, wonderful, marvelous and outstanding”.
“I’m very, very happy and excited. I’m getting ready to go to a few more places. It’s the voters’ decision now. The voters of Hulu Selangor are smart… They know what’s wrong and what’s right.”
He is off to a polling station in Serendah.
9am: In Sungai Choh, most of the early voters are elderly residents. The Election Commission officers and the police are not letting reporters to talk to them.
BN candidate P Kamalanathan visits the polling station at Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Choh. Villagers are checking their polling details with the EC information counters.
Both candidates – Kamalanathan and PKR’s Zaid Ibrahim – are not registered voters in the Hulu Selangor constitutency. Kamalanathan is a voter in Sungai Siput, Perak, while Zaid is voter in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
8.55am: The traffic starts to become congested in Rasa, Kuala Kubu Bahru, with the police helping to ease the flow. Rasa is a majority Chinese area – it has the largest number of Chinese voters in the Kuala Kubu Bahru state constituency.
A steady stream of voters, both young and old, are going into the polling station. Shopkeepers around the town area have all gone to vote early.
8.50am: The traffic from Kuala Kubu Bahru to Kalumpang is smooth. There are only a few cars on the road. The mostly Chinese voters in Kg Baru Kalumpan are going to the polling station in Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Kalumpang to cast their votes.
8.42am: In Kuala Kubu Bahru, despite warnings from the Election Commission yesterday, PKR has set up information booths for voters to check their polling stations.
But counter operator who identify himself as Mr Siaw said that the EC, which has also set up several booths for the purpose, have not told them to close the counters.
One voter found that she has been moved to Bukit Sentosa and will be ferried to her new polling station by PKR election workers.
A shouting match ensues between BN and PKR election workers who are lined up by the polling centre. MIC supporters in motorcycles are revving their bikes in between the two groups.
8.30am: The situation is calm at the polling centres. In Kuala Kubu Bahru town, police are station at all major intersection to ensure smooth traffic flow. Shops are beginning to open their shutters while residents are slowing coming out to vote.
8.23am: PKR Youth chief Shamsul Iskandar claims around 10 buses believed to be carrying ‘phantom voters’ were spotted in the area early this morning. He says PKR supporters have stopped seven of them at Ampang Pecah between 3am and 7am.
They have lodged a police report on the matter. But the police decided to let the buses go as they were said to be carrying Umno Youth election workers.
According to Shamsul, there was a slight a commotion between the 50 PKR Youth members who stopped the buses with the 400 Umno Youth on board.
8am: All polling stations open. It’s a sunny Sunday morning in Kuala Kubu Bahru. However, rain is expected in the afternoon. The traffic is smooth as the main town in the Hulu Selangor constituency slowly wakes up on polling day.