Abdullah says defeat part of democracy – 11.50pm
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said that he accepted defeat in three states – Penang, Kedah and Kelantan – a sizable number of parliament seats. He said that was how democracy works and urged everyone to remain calm and not to celebrate in the streets.
Opposition wins 27 state seats in Penang – 11.40pm
The opposition has won 27 out of 40 state seats in Penang – DAP (19 seats), PKR (6) and PAS (2). Of the parliament seats, DAP has seven seats while PKR has three seats so far.
Latest official tally – 11.33pm
As at 11.20pm, BN has won 52 parliamentary seats, followed by DAP with six, PAS (2) and PKR (2)