Thousands throng Pakatan’s final rallies in major cities


DAY 15 LAST DAY Quotable quotes, planned events and unplanned incidents as they take place in the run-up to GE13.

12 midnight: The 15-day campaign has come to an end. There is an eight-hour cooling-off period before polling stations open at 8am tomorrow.

Voters are urged to vote early as showers and thunderstorms are expected in many parts of the country in the afternoon. Polling will end at 5pm tomorrow and the counting of votes will begin soon after. Results will start coming in at around 8pm.

Malaysiakini will be reporting LIVE all day tomorrow.

11.50pm – Gelang Patah: In his final speech before polling day, DAP supremo and Gelang Patah candidate Lim Kit Siang praises Malaysians for creating history in the 15-day campaign.

“There were thousands of people who attended our ceramah in Gelang Patah and elsewhere in Johor.

“Thousands of people want change. Ubah! Wu Yue Wu, Huan Zheng Fu! (Change, May 5th, change the government)”

The veteran politician also urges party supporters to stay calm no matter what the election outcome tomorrow.

11.50pm – Kuala Lumpur: PAS says a letter dated May 2, purportedly signed by party secretary-general Mustafa Ali urging party members to vote only for PAS candidates and that the Islamic party is quitting Pakatan Rakyat is fake. According to Nanyang, Mustafa has lodged a police report over the matter.

fake letter on pas leaving pakatan 040513 01PAS vice-president Husam Musa, who is contesting for the Putrajaya parliamentary seat, in a text message to Malaysiakini has also denied the rumours.

Party spiritual advisor and Kelantan Menteri Besar Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, in a Facebook posting several minutes before midnight, has asked voters to vote for Pakatan and lamented that Umno-BN is selling citizenship to foreigners in the bid to hold on to power.

“Oh ye Umno voters, realise from your slumber sleep of 55 years and think about the country’s future and that of your race if you let this to continue all for the purpose of vote,” he said in the posting.

Rumours are abound over the possibility of several newspapers printing the false news tomorrow to confuse PAS supporters on polling day.

  1. #1 by yhsiew on Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 8:47 am

    There is a high chance that BN will not get back its two-thirds majority in parliament and more states will come under PR control (though one should not rule out the possibility that PR may take federal power).

  2. #2 by sheriff singh on Sunday, 5 May 2013 - 2:37 pm

    ”Wu Yue Wu, Huan Zheng Fu! ”

    You mean the non-Chinese are also shouting this? Like this sure win.

    But if it is only the Chinese, you’ve got a problem.

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