Posted on April 7, 2009
Unofficial final result – Pakatan Rakyat PAS wins with bigger majority. PAS candidate, MB Dato’ Seri Mohamad Nizar Jamaluddin beats BN UMNO man from Danok, Southern Thai with majority of 3,022 votes.
PKR is heading for a big win with only 5 more centres to go, PKR is leading with 2,311 votes.
Unofficial result so far, PAS is leading with 3362 votes.
PKR leading by almost 1000 votes.
The Star reports – LUBOK ANTU: Barisan Nasional won the remote Batang Ai state constituency in southern Sarawak by convincing majority of 2,053 votes.
Its candidate Malcolm Mussen Lamoh, 49, from Parti Rakyat Sarawak, defeated Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s Jawah Gerang, 55, after garnering 3,907 votes against Jawah’s 1,854.
In the 2006 state elections, Barisan’s Datuk Dublin Unting won against opposition Sarawak National Party (SNAP) by 806 votes in this seat that is made up of 95% Ibans. Unting died on Feb 24 from a stroke.
PKR, which was contesting for the first time in an Iban heartland in Sarawak, gave Barisan a good fight all the way to the finish line, but failed to overcome the powerful election machinery that Barisan had deployed to Batang Ai over the last month.
Mussen is an engineer with the State Agriculture Department, while Jawah was a former five-term MP for Lubok Antu when he was with the now deregistered Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak.
Unofficial, BN wins by 1596 votes.
PAS looks like making in roads in BN areas in Trong. Their has reduce their defeat there. With increasing in votes received in Trong and overwhelming response in Kuala Sepetang, Nizar looks to be on the right track to Parliament.
Pakatan Rakyat – PAS leads by 1800 votes.
6.55 pm – Batang Ai, Sarawak.
Unofficial results, BN wins.
6.45 pm – Bukit Gantang
Vote tally for Kuala Sepetang, PAS wins by 1584 votes.
BN retains Batang Ai. Unofficial result – majority more than 1600 votes.
6.15 pm – Bukit Gantang
PAS increase it’s win in the Peti Undi Tebok Trong in Trong State Assembly from 20 votes in 2008 to 70 votes.
6.00 pm – BN build their lead again and now it has increase to 869 votes. Unofficial result should be available within an hour time.
5.25 pm – 6 more boxes to go in Batang Ai, BN’s lead has been reduced to only 210 votes.
5.15 pm – Batang Ai, Sarawak – After 9 out of 26 boxes were counted, BN is leading by 377 votes. Voting ends at 3.00 pm.