Live: #GE13 Malaysia Election - polling day results

Barisan Nasional retains simple majority to form federal government

4am: Final tally: Barisan Nasional holds 133 seats, Pakatan Rakyat gets 89 seats.

3.00am:
Latest figures have Barisan Nasional taking 133 parliamentary seats, and Pakatan at 87.

2.58am:
Results for six remaining seats yet to be announced.

2.14am:
BN clinches 129 seats, Pakatan trails with 80 seats. BN keeps Perak with a slim majority of three seats; retains Terengganu with a two-seat majority.

2.01am:
Anwar Ibrahim refuses to accept elections results, says he expects EC to respond and issue official statement to allegations of fraud

1.53am:
BN scores 125 parliamentary seats, Pakatan Rakyat 76 seats.

1.28am: Anwar Ibrahim tweets that evidence of voter fraud has been presented to international media.

Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim addresses media in Kuala Lumpur early May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Samsul S …


1.25am:
DAP stalwart and new Gelang Patah member of parliament Lim Kit Siang greets supporters after his win.

1.22am: Najib Razak: I would like to thank the voters and Malaysians for choosing us. I'm hoping that the opposition accepts this result and lets the process go smoothly.



12.57am:
BN retains simple majority to win the 13th General Elections and to form the federal government.

12.48am:
Najib Razak wins in Pekan with a majority of 35,613.

12.43am:
Facebook users are 'blacking out' their profile pictures as a sign of protest against widespread reports of blackouts in counting centres. 

12.39am:
BN retains Negri Sembilan with a simple majority of 19 out of 36 state seats.

12.31am:
Postal voting outcome incoherent, says Anwar Ibrahim at a press conference.

12. 25am:
Malacca's caretaker chief minister Ali Rustam failed to retain his Bukit Katil seat, losing by a 44-vote margin.

12.22am:
Lim Kit Siang has officially won the Gelang Patah parliamentary seat, defeating former Johor menteri besar Abdul Ghani Othman.

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12.05am:
Karpal Singh retains the Bukit Gelugor parliamentary seat with a majority of 41,778 votes.

12.03am:
(Unofficial) PAS youth leader Nasrudin Hassan defeats BN's Saifuddin Abdullah by a majority vote of over 1,000 for the Temerloh parliamentary seat.

11.59pm:
Three ministers kicked out; Hadi Awang retains Marang and Teresa Kok keeps Seputeh with a record 51,552-vote margin.

11.44pm:
Nik Abduh Nik Aziz defeats Perkasa's Ibrahim Ali by 8,000 votes to claim the Pasir Mas parliamentary seat.

11.42pm:
Hishammuddin Hussein retains Sembrong parliamentary seat with a majority of 10,000 votes. Nazri Aziz retain Padang Rengas.

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11.36pm:
Rafizi Ramli wins Pandan parliamentary seat with a majority of almost 27,000.11.27pm: Abdul Khalid Ibrahim wins Bandar Tun Razak by over 10,000 votes; PKR's Dr Tan Kee Kwong wins Wangsa Maju by over 5,000 votes.

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11.14pm:
Hundreds of Pakatan supporters are seen heading towards Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar to celebrate Nurul Izzah's victory. Nurul thanks her supporters on Facebook.

11.08pm:
Teng Chang Yeow says he will resign as Penang BN chief and Gerakan secretary-general within a week. He says he will take full responsibility for BN's loss in Penang, Malaysiakini reports.

11.02pm:
Anwar Ibrahim wins the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat with a majority of over 11,000 votes.

11pm:
Reports say Nurul Izzah Anwar has retained the Lembah Pantai parliamentary seat by a majority of over 1,800 votes.

10.56pm:
(Unofficial) Incumbent Khalid Samad of PAS defeats BN's Zulkifli Noordin in Shah Alam by over 10,000 votes, topping his 2008 record.

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10.35pm:
Lim Kit Siang leads by more than 15,000 votes in Gelang Patah.

10.30pm:
Malaysiakini reports that PAS has retained Kelantan with 23 out of 45 state seats. MIC retains Cameron Highlands parliamentary seat by 80 votes and MCA retains Ayer Hitam.

10.25pm: 
Kedah looks set to fall to BN. Full story here

10.15pm:
Situation in Jalan Bangkung, Bangsar under control. 600 PKR supporters and 200 BN supporters not clashing. Nurul Izzah Anwar and family at counting centre, says Nurul's press secretary Fahmi Fadzil. Raja Nong Chik not seen.

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10.10pm:
Khalid Ibrahim says in interview with Radio Bangsar Utama that Pakatan Rakyat has retained Selangor by winning 38 out of 56 seats.

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9.55pm:
Things are getting intense in Johor Bahru as an angry mob of about 100 people surround a car, said to hold 'illegal votes'.

9.50pm: DAP's Hannah Yeoh says PR has won the Subang Jaya state seat by more than 28,000 votes.

9.40pm: People form human barricades in Bangsar, blocking cars with 'ballot boxes'.

9.35pm: Roketkini quotes Lim Guan Eng as announcing that PR has retained Penang.

9.33pm: DAP newcomer Yeo Bee Yin leading in Damansara Utama

9.20pm: Commotion in Bangsar. FRU present.



9.05pm:
Eyewitnesses in one of the hottest parliamentary seats in the country, Lembah Pantai, complained of BN dishing out cash in return for votes. Read the story here.

8.59pm
: DAP retains Bukit Bintang, Seputeh, Kepong and Segambut parliament seats.

8.50pm: PKR's Nurul Izzah Anwar maintains her slim lead over BN's Raja Nong Chik Zainal Abidin.

8.50pm: BN leading overall but trounced by DAP in 19 Penang state seats. Read full story here.

8.45pm: More wins by BN in Sarawak as they sweep Mukah, Limbang, Betong, Lawas, Kapit, Serian and Kanowit parliamentary seats.

8.40pm: BN has officially won Mas Gading, Kinabatangan, Baram, Batang Lupar parliamentary seats.

8.30pm: Nurul Izzah Anwar takes the lead now by more than 4,000 votes over Raja Nong Chik, reports say.

8.20pm: Official results: BN defeats Pas to take Igan parliamentary seat with 10,149-vote majority.

8:15pm: BN's Hishammuddin Hussein - who with his family escaped unhurt in a helicopter crash earlier today - said he will be present at the Putra World Trade Centre along with his family to await the final result.

8.05pm: Roads closed off in JB. Crowds shouting UBAH! Police use barbed wires to block roads.


8pm: (Unofficial) DAP's Anthony Loke wins Chennah state seat in Negeri Sembilan, previously held by Barisan Nasional. In Putrajaya, Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor unofficially secures parliamentary seat defeating PAS' Husam Musa by over 5,000 votes.

7.50pm:
In Lembah Pantai, BN's Raja Nong Chik is said to have a comfortable lead over incumbent PKR's Nurul Izzah Anwar.

7.40pm:
DAP's Charles Santiago claims on his Facebook page that the party's counting agents are "trapped inside SK Bukit Tinggi, Sekolah Heng Hua, Sekolah Menengah Teknik".
"Thugs and gangsters are congregating outside, demanding Form 14. Police not helping", he wrote.

7.35pm:
Johor police dispatch Federal Reserve Unit (FRU) trucks to Gelang Patah. The Star meanwhile, reports that a total of nine trucks have been parked at the Perak state assembly building.

7.30pm:
The NST reports that Lim Kit Siang is closing in on Abdul Ghani Othman with just a 50-vote difference. In the meantime, Kit Siang tweets that his son Lim Guan Eng, has won the Air Putih state assembly seat.

7.25pm:
Lim Kit Siang claims that DAP has won two State Assembly seats in Penang.


7.20pm:  Berita Harian reports that Barisan Nasional has taken the lead in Sarawak state.


7.15pm:
Yahoo! reporter in JB reports that the empty streets resemble a ghost town.

7.10pm:
Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar reveals that police are investigating a Facebook page that allegedly accuses the police of bringing in 'dubious voters'. He warns certain parties not to spread baseless rumours that could trigger chaos.

7.06pm:
ABU leader Haris Ibrahim demands that caretaker PM Najib Razak 'safely delivers' Putrajaya to the rakyat.

7.01pm:
Anwar Ibrahim tweets that Pakatan Rakyat has 'won'.


6.50pm: Fifteen PKR counting agents were reportedly asked to leave a counting centre at Lembah Pantai temporarily after voting closed at 5pm. The party said in a statement that the reason given was that the Election Commission’s (EC) officers inside the centre had to “rest”.


6.45pm:
In Gelang Patah, reports say that BN's Abdul Ghani Othman is leading with 1,532 votes over 688 for DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang

DAP candidate in Kulai, Teo Nie Ching is also heading the vote count with 1,336 votes over 509 votes for BN's Tay Chin Hein.

6.30pm
: Malaysiakini reports that PKR may have scored its first parliamentary win in Saratok in Sarawak. Unconfirmed reports say the party is leading after more than one-fifth of the votes were counted.


Time's up! After a gruelling 15-day campaign period, the waiting game in one of Malaysia's fiercest general elections starts.

Polling stations closed at 5pm today nationwide, with a massive early voter turnout.

By noon, 60 per cent of Malaysian voters had cast their votes. The final tally of voters revealed a historic sum: 80 per cent of eligible Malaysians voters had done their duties, the figure up 10 per cent from 2008.

This is the highest voter turnout in the history of Malaysian elections.

But the voting process was smeared with problems.

High on the list of complaints was the Election Commission's (EC) use of indelible ink - thought to last for up five days - which voters found, could be easily washed away with just water and detergent.

The EC chairman Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, coming under severe scrutiny by the public, said the ink was not as strong as what it is in other countries due to its 'halal' status. This, he said, was the reason that the ink did not stay on for long.

By noon, social media networks were buzzing with videos and photos of citizens peeling their eyes to be on the lookout for 'dubious voters': foreigners reportedly flown in to vote using specially issued identification cards.

Then the blame game began. Caretaker Najib Razak, addressing for the first time the widespread allegations of his link with phantom voters, denied any involvement. Air Asia chief Tony Fernandes also defended his company, saying there were no phantoms on flights and that 'no one has helped the democratic process more' than Air Asia.

But ever-vigilant Malaysians stayed back at their polling centres and took it upon themselves to interrogate voters who appeared to be foreigners. Reports began trickling in by 4pm of foreigners arriving in droves at polling stations.

The situation turned rowdy in Klang, Selangor where residents gathered to block busloads of alleged 'dubious' voters from entering the polling station. The Federal Reserve Unit was called in to maintain order.

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