Psy war as both sides leak GE13 ‘win’ numbers


By Jahabar Sadiq
Editor
The Malaysian Insider
May 05, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — Both Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) began leaking numbers of possible wins in the tight Election 2013 race just as voters finished casting their ballots today.

The BN is confident of winning 145 federal seats, with at least 118 in the white list, said sources from the coalition’s war room.

But PR is also bullish about capturing Putrajaya, with sources saying that it can win at least 117 federal seats. It is understood that an independent poll showed possibly taking at least 125 seats, with at least 40 per cent of the Malay vote in the bag.

The Umno-controlled Berita Harian has also been publishing an exit poll of various hot seats that indicate BN are in the lead. It is learnt that the numbers are from the BN war room.

PR sources say that their worst-case scenario is taking 100 federal seats and possibly wresting the Perak and Negri Sembilan state assemblies while keeping Kelantan, Kedah, Penang and Selangor.

But BN sources say they are also confident of keeping Perak and taking Kedah and Kelantan as part of their “Blue Wave” campaign.

The BN war room sources said the coalition is expected to win in Setiawangsa, Titiwangsa, Lembah Pantai and Putrajaya in the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory.

In Penang, BN has pushed an aggressive campaign but it only expects to pick up an extra seat in Balik Pulau apart from retaining Kepala Batas and Tasek Gelugor.

In Selangor, BN is tipped to win the key race in Shah Alam, where Perkasa vice-president Datuk Zulkifli Noordin is on the coalition’s ticket against PAS’s Khalid Samad.

In its bastion state of Johor, BN is confident of taking at 17 of the 26 federal seats but has given up on Gelang Patah where DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang is facing four-term state mentri besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman.

Among the seats that BN believes it can win are Sekijang, Labis, Pagoh, Ledang, Muar, Parit Sulong, Sri Gading, Sembrong, Mersing, Kota Tinggi and Pengerang.

In Sabah, BN is gung-ho about getting 20 out of the 25 federal seats in the state including Labuan, Kota Belud, Papar, Kimanis, Keningau, Libaran and Kinabatangan.

In Sarawak, BN believes it will take 20 out of the 31 federal seats there including Petra Jaya, Kota Samarahan, Tanjong Manis, Kapit and Hulu Rajang.

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  1. #1 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 10:32 pm

    YB LKS, heartiest congratulations on your victory.

    Now for the rest of the Putrajaya dream…..

  2. #2 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 10:41 pm

    Rumour dat Kedah went back to UmnoB/BN – if dis is TRUE, a sad, bitter lesson 4 PR/DAP/PAS/PKR 2 REFLECT on dis failure – don’t take rakyat n voters 4 granted, obviously rakyat n voters don’t like PR’s performance in d last 5 years n decided 2 pick another group of servants

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 10:49 pm

    If PR regains Perak, WHO is going 2 b d MB? Non-Malay cannot b MB meh? Y race/ethnic grp must b d primary factor d not ABILITY, COMPETENCE?

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 10:52 pm

    If PR regains Perak, WHO is going 2 b d MB?
    Non-Malay cannot b MB meh?
    Y race/ethnic grp must b d primary factor but not ABILITY, COMPETENCE?

  5. #5 by yhsiew on Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 10:54 pm

    Kit, Many people worried for you when they knew that your opponent was Ghani. My heart popped up and down while watching the poll result of Gelang Patah (can’t imagine parliament without Lim Kit Siang). But at last you pulled through! Congratulations to you and also to Guan Eng who emerged triumphantly amidst intense vote buying and vote bribing. Last but not least, we must not forget it was people power that brought us the victory!

  6. #6 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 11:23 pm

    DAP/PAS/PKR must b sincere with each other n work as a team
    PAS must accept help fr DAP/PKR 2 improve d states under its rule so dat rakyat there can live a higher standard of living, harmoniously and with dignity

    A big breakthrough achieved in GE13: PR managed 2 penetrate Johor, a fixed deposit of UmnoB/BN, syabas

    A lot of work 4 PR in d next 5 years – educate rakyat, esp current n next group of eligible young voters, in Johor, Melaka, NS, Sarawak n Sabah, win them over 4 GE14

  7. #7 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 11:27 pm

    It’s a pity not ALL 马华及民政党候选人全军覆没

  8. #8 by boh-liao on Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 11:40 pm

    Great! PR keeps Penang!
    Will d two super-rich Chinese M’sians n 一马组织 continue 2 throw $$$$ 2 Penang lang, esp those in Air Itam?

  9. #9 by yhsiew on Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 11:58 pm

    Beware of BN’s second wave of election buying – don’t know which MP will “jump ship” first?

  10. #10 by boh-liao on Monday, 6 May 2013 - 1:53 am

    Perak, O Perak, how can PR not win?
    What a let down, racist, corrupt, n evil UmnoB/BN rule again
    Sad, sad, sad
    Is there any hope 4 M’sia?
    No M’sia Spring fr young voters?
    In order 2 get 2/3 majority, will UmnoB pay big $$$$ 2 buy some PR MPs 2 cross over 2 d dark side?
    Any potential multimillionaire frogs in d next few days?

  11. #11 by yhsiew on Monday, 6 May 2013 - 2:07 am

    Both Ibrahim Ali and Zul Noordin of Perkasa lost in the election.

  12. #12 by raven77 on Monday, 6 May 2013 - 3:09 am

    This is a tipu election….

    Its unbelievable they took 7 hours to announce the results. The SPR was cooking up the results and TV was just buying time so that SPR could do the masala bit…

    When will Malaysians wake up. You need to do it the Indonesian, Thai or Phillipines way. People power !!! You are dealing with crooks for God’s sake !

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